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Wed Mar 19 07:49:07 UTC 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Girard Henri <girardhenri at free.fr> wrote:
> and install it :)
> it can install most of all needed softs :)
> Le mardi 18 mars 2008 à 20:19 -0500, Constantinos Maltezos a écrit :
> > On Tuesday 18 March 2008 6:02:40 John wrote:
> > > I'm sure you have been asked before but I am a novice to kubuntu although I
> > > am used to windows' have installed kubuntu on my spare pc and I am well
> > > pleased so easy to use apart from I needed a shockwave plug in, I have down
> > > loaded this ok but something appears to be going terribly wrong when trying
> > > to install it. I followed the instructions on the website but it just
> > > doesn't seem to do anything. Can any one give me an idiot proof guide to
> > > this as i'm sure once I have done 1 it will all become clear
> > Hi, John.
> > I may be completely off about this and if you hear from someone more
> > knowledgeable than me, feel free to ignore this. My experience goes thusly:
> > I installed Kubuntu, installed the restricted packages, and Flash worked very
> > well in Konqueror (the default web browser for Kubuntu). An update or two
> > later, it stopped. I nearly scratched a bald spot on my head before I
> > figured that *something* had installed a file
> > called "flashplugin-alternative.so" in one of my plugin directories. I
> > deleted it and Flash worked fine. A couple of updates later, the same thing
> > happened, only this time (in order to vex me, I suppose) it stuck that file
> > in three places and each time I deleted one, Konqueror would find the other.
> > Thankfully, though, that's the last time that file was put on my system.
> > You can check to see if this is the case for your system by opening up
> > Konqueror (the web browser - if you're using Firefox, say so), clicking
> > on "Setting" and then "Configure Konqueror..." In the new window, scroll
> > down until you see "Plugins" on the left and click on it. On the right,
> > you'll see two tabs, "Scan" and "Plugins". Click on "Plugins" and in the
> > list you'll either see "flashplugin-alternative.so" or "libflashplayer.so".
> > If you see the first, you'll also see where on the filesystem it is. If you
> > get rid of it, scan for plugins again and see if it finds the other.
> > Anyway, that's all I got. I strongly suggest listening to what anyone else
> > says first.
I remember severel devs (or people that seemed to know better =/ )
advising that users should use automatix. It was because automatix did
not use aptititude / apt-get to download and isntall software but
rather just downoaded the debs and installed them. If that changed,
OK, but if not, your next update might break some things. I had that
experience myself and it wasnt pretty...
Just a word of warning... and nothing on the issue itself... sorry
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