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    HP Compaq 6715b laptop with dual boot win7 and Backtrack 5r3,
    I have been all over the wiki and other posts trying to get these installed but have no idea what I am doing wrong. I have the package:
    both sitting on my desktop, I would like to get some help configuring/installing these so Firefox can use them, can anyone help. I am very new to command line, very limited in ability but I want to learn, I have tried so many different things I think I screwed up any dir these might need to go into. I have no idea where to go from here. I also have the:
    Sitting on my desktop. Can anyone help me?

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    try install .tar.gz file. choose 32bit package.

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    .rpms are for Red Hat based OSs, and Backtrack is Debian based. Packages for Backtrack will be .deb.

    Adobe is done making Flash for linux, and I don't recommend it. If you only want flash for youtube, go to join in, and use a browser like Midori to view html5 videos.

    For Java, look up installing Java on Ubuntu without using apt-get.

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    How would I do that, this is what I got when I tried. I have no clue as to what the destination would be, how do I tell it "program file folder"

    root@bt:~# install .tar.gz
    install: missing destination file operand after `.tar.gz'
    Try `install --help' for more information.

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    First : rpm packages are for red Hat distros or Red Hat based distros (who uses the rpm packages)..This BT5 is based on Debian packages (.deb)..

    Second: If you try to use any rmp package, you need to alien them..Use command alien..Ex. alien --to-deb jre-7u10-linux-i586.rpm

    Third: Limited on command line?..That is a major problem, and consider it "Major"..This is not windows or a "mouse and click OS"..All linux OS are powerfull due to the Command line (CLI) and not the GUI. I strongly recommend you to read about CLI for linux.

    Fourth: To install any package with .tar.gz you need to unpack and expand the file: Use command tar: tar xzvf jre-7u10-linux-i586.tar.gz.

    Fifth: If file is .deb you have to install using dpkg command : dpkg -i "my file".
    if file is rmp, need to alienize it first and then once in .deb, install it.


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    The following guide is from BT5R2 but worked for me on R3 32bit:

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    Adobe recommends that all users upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Flash
    Player for the most recent features, bug fixes, and security fixes. For
    more information on the new features in Flash Player 9, please visit For more information on system
    requirements, fixed issues, and known issues, see the release notes at

    To confirm which version of Flash Player you have currently installed, see Users should only install
    Players that have been downloaded from trusted sources, such as

    Your use of this player is governed by the Adobe End User License Agreement
    found at

    Installation instructions

    Installing using the plugin tar.gz:
    o Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy the files to the appropriate location.
    o Save the plugin tar.gz locally and note the location the file was saved to.
    o Launch terminal and change directories to the location the file was saved to.
    o Unpack the tar.gz file. Once unpacked you will see the following:
    + /usr
    o Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
    o Copy to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:
    + cp <BrowserPluginsLocation>
    o Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:
    + sudo cp -r usr/* /usr

    Installing the plugin using RPM:
    o As root, enter in terminal:
    + # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>
    + Click Enter key and follow prompts

    Installing the standalone player:
    o Unpack the tar.gz file
    o To execute the standalone player,
    + Double-click, or
    + Enter in terminal: ./flashplayer

    Uninstallation instructions

    Manual uninstallation (for users who installed the plugin via Install script):
    o Delete binary and flashplayer.xpt file in
    directory /home/<user>/.mozilla/plugins/

    RPM uninstallation:
    o As root, enter in terminal:
    + # rpm -e flash-plugin
    + Click Enter key and follow prompts

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    I managed to get flash and java applets working on my Backtrack 5 R2 KDE 64bit on Thinkpad T420 laptop I'll describe what I did:

    1) For firefox flash plugin, go to and choose Linux(32 bit) as operating system, tar.gz version of the installation package, and download the tar.gz file. Download it to a temporary folder that you create (eg /root/flash_install_kit), unpack it and copy the file to a location where firefox looks for plugins. Here's how the commands sequence should be (commands executed as root or with sudo):

    ~# cd /root/flash_install_kit
    ~# tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
    ~# mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    ~# cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    Now restart firefox and your flash should be working, check in Tools -> Addons -> Plugins and ... check youtube.
    NOTE: choose 32 bit version of the Flash Player even if your BT is 64bit, I noticed that at least Firefox 14 cannot use the 64bit version of the flash..

    2) For enabling Java applets, install icedtea-6-plugin, the description is clear:
    icedtea-6-plugin - web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to execute Java applets
    Now, a note on Java: Firefox on BT5 comes with NoScript extension enabled and configured to block Java applets. To workaround this, you have some options: either find a way to configure NoScript to allow Java (I couldn't figure it out), or disable NoScript (not recommended, in my opinion), or...install a second browser(I installed Chromium, so I'll just write my approach).

    ~# apt-get install icedtea-6-plugin
    ~# apt-get install chromium-browser
    Now start Chromium (btw, to run the Chromium the BT-way, ie as root, call it from terminal like this "chromium-browser --user-data-dir /opt/chrom/"), and your Java applet plugin should be loaded and working. You can test if Java works for you at this link:

    That's it. Hope it helps..

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    I'm still new to this but you can try this as it did work for me.
    cd flash
    tar xzvf (drag your package here)
    cp -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/
    root@bt:~# mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
    root@bt:~# mkdir flash
    root@bt:~# mv -f (drag your package here)
    root@bt:~# cd flash/
    root@bt:~/flash# tar xvfz (drag your package here as well)
    root@bt:~/flash# cp -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/

    Good Luck

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