I’m on a Linux compter in one of my college’s computer labs, it’s 64-bit and running Red Hat distribution. From http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ I tried both .tar.gz and .rpm.

When I unzipped the tar file I got a file called libflashplayer.so, and when I tried to open it I got an error that said "couldn’t display [path]/libflashplayer.so".

When I extracted the the .rpm, I got a folder with 2 folders inside, lib and share, and a bunch of files and folders within those. I found another file called libflashplayer.so, and it gave the same error.

Anyone know how to get it to work?

I’m on a Linux compter in one of my college’s computer labs, and it’s saying it doesn’t have Flash Player. The computer is 64-bit and running Red Hat distribution. What version of Flash should I get from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ? (if you can’t see the Linux options, they are):

YUM for Linux
.tar.gz for Linux
.rpm for Linux
.deb for Ubuntu 8.04+
APT for Ubuntu 9.04+
btw, I’ve had to "zip" a few tarballs for my programming class, so I know how to extract .tar.gz files. would that be the best option?

Is Linux Debian for me?

I currently use Windows Vista Ultimate, and I’ve considered going over to either a Mac or Linux. But I know that Linux has compatibility issues with a lot of software and I’m a digital media designer (graphic,audio,animation,video) I mainly use Adobe Master collection, design premium, sony vegas, and corel draw.
Should I move to Linux?

Adobe Flash Player for Linux?

Trying to install Flash for x86 it takes me to this page where I can download one of three ways, tar, rpm or YUM. Not sure which one to download they said to put it on the desktop; is one easier to work with than the other, also their directions for running the install were a bit vague, said to run


from the terminal but once I got there the terminal didn’t know what I was talking about. It may have done something in the background I wasn’t aware of and I may be missing a step.

Using latest version of Firefox with Ubuntu FIesty Fawn.


This question has been on my mind all summer long. As I prepare for class in the fall I have been searching the interw3bs for a new laptop. This reason for wanting one is I have been using a eMac running Fedora 8-12 and I love it, but I think it is time to move on to something more portable. My three biggest concerns with buying a new notebook are in this order

Functionality (Programs "just work". and Program compatibility)(GPU, CPU,ect.)
Battery Life (7 hours or better —–> would be nice if i can get that performance on GNU?Linux)
Aesthetics (Oooooooo Shiny)

I am going to college to become an engineer. I don’t know which field of engineering but I know I want to build a better future for my home town and small villages in the 3rd world. The software I use now is all open source but don’t know if I can get away with using it in a college environment where AutoDesk and Adobe are king.


Thank You in advanced.

I don’t mind Apple’s closed system when it comes to iTunes and all that I have ways around that. But, they are showing great interest in F/OSS. Even if I run Windows ( another closed system) i still have to pay for the software. Might as well go closed source with open source benefits.

how to download flash player for ubuntu 9.04?

just installed ubuntu on my pc its version 9.4 just gone on to youtube it says i havent a flash player and need to download one im not sure what options to use for adobe as when i press download it gives me the following options
the different versions i can download are
yum for linux
.tar.gz for linux
.rpm for linux
.deb for ubuntu 8.04+

How do I install Flash Adobe onto Linux?

I have Ubuntu 6.06 and I’m trying to download Flash Adobe for Linux so I can watch videos. Unfortunately, I am not much of an expert with computers. When I am about to download, it gives me 3 versions of Flash to download. They are:
.tar.gz for Linux
.rpm for Linux
YUM for Linux

Also, once I download, I come to somethihow to use it, there is one folder, another folder in that, and then 2 more seperate folders. Out of those 2 folders, there is one folder in each. One says Flash plug-in, and the other one says doc.
Inside the Flash Plugin, there are 5 more new things, although they aren’t folders anymore. They are set up, READ ME, License, LibFlashplayer.so, and homecleanup.
I have no idea what any of the above is. If anyone could give me step by step instructions, even if it is extremely obvious, I would appreciate it.
Btw, I also only have 99% disc space. If that is a problem, I’ll start deleting as much as I can.