newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

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newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#1 by michael » 12 Oct 2016, 19:15

please help


i have managed to install firefox 45.4.0 esr

which is without the normal flash player plugin


and apparently the normal flash player plugin

does not appear in the normal firefox plugins list

when searched for


so i followed the link to install flash player

from a bbc news article

and it came to this webpage

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

which offers flash player for linux

in these forms

yum

.tar.gz

.rpm

APT


i can guess that i could accept

the .tar.gz or the .rpm

but i do not know what to do with it

please help


i need the flash player

to view some animated bbc news articles

in the bbc news website


i can understand

is the idea that the flash player is being phased out ?


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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#2 by Ed_P » 12 Oct 2016, 20:41

The flashplayer that you can get from USM doesn't work for you?
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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 12 Oct 2016, 21:12

hi micheal, now that you're using 3.2x,. there are 'update-' scripts for some things..
so, in a terminal, type:

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update-flash
and this will download and create a module for the latest flash player plugin for firefox..
you can also get the latest beta firefox, and chrome(not for 32bit), opera, palemoon, and more using these scripts..
also by using the update-firefox script you help porteus by having a custom duckduckgo searchplugin installed that provides income to porteus..
michael wrote:is the idea that the flash player is being phased out ?
quite the opposite, in fact, adobe is actually reintroducing support for linux flashplayer...
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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#4 by Blaze » 12 Oct 2016, 21:21

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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#5 by Jack » 12 Oct 2016, 21:24

Thanks Blaze I was going to post it.
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re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#6 by michael » 12 Oct 2016, 21:56

hi

thank you for your replies


yes

i have just tried accessing flash through usm

and i chose

flash-plugin-11.2.202.635-i686


(my computer architecture is i686

i have checked this)


it came in as a txz file and an xzm module

so i put the module in

/porteus/modules/

alongside my xzm module for

mozilla-firefox-45.4.0esr-i686-1gv


i have restarted my computer

and the modules have loaded


but i don't understand

how flash then links in with firefox ?


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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#7 by Jack » 12 Oct 2016, 22:12

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=6265

Try this link.
EDIT:
Put "flashplayer-plugin-23.0.0.162-i586-1" in your porteus/modules on your USB then reboot.
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Re: newbie help - flash player for firefox 45.4.0 esr

Post#8 by francois » 13 Oct 2016, 21:49

[quote][how flash then links in with firefox ?/quote]

Do it. You will see that it works. 8)
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