[ZZ Missed] Re: installing flash and real player

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Jul 27 10:28:01 BST 2007

On Friday 27 July 2007, Terence Simpson wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Friday 27 July 2007, Terence Simpson wrote:
>>> Chris Reed wrote:
>>>> I am a new user to Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake.  I am having problems
>>>> trying to install flash shockwave player and real player in order to
>>>> access media on the web.  I've tried using commands in the Konsole
>>>> terminal but with no success. Any ideas on how to get this to work?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Chris
>>> And if you're looking for "Shockwave", then you're stuck, as there isn't
>>> a Linux version.
>>> Terence
>> Huh?  Sure there is, its installed and running just fine here, get it from
>> the adobe site.
>Shockwave != Flash

From about:plugins

Shockwave Flash

    File name: /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf 	Yes
application/futuresplash 	FutureSplash Player 	spl 	Yes

And it works just fine here.

>There is the Adobe Flash player, then there is Adobe Shockwave. It's
>used on some sites for games and the like.
>It's also not available for Linux. [1]

Cheers, Gene
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