Adope Flash player

Hi guys
Im using OpensSuse since today. I downloaded and installed it without any problems.
But now i don’t know how to install adopbe flash player. When i searched for it at the adobe site, i found 3 different possibility’s.
Now i dont know where the differences are and which one i need.
Can u help me please?
thank you

And please excuse my bad English :smiley:

Hi, most of use use the softwaremanagement to install packages. Go to Yast → Software → Install… There search for flash and install flash player and flash plugin for your webbrowser.
You can easily find software and install it conveniently via 1-click install on this site: Webpin
Useful information on restricted formats and repositories can be found here:
Maybe you can use the rpm on the adobe site as well, just try. But then automatic updates will not be provided to you by the softwaremanagement. When you decide for the tar.gz you will have to compile flash player.

I thank you a lot :smiley: Now it works!
But now i have another problem. I can watch videos at the Internet, but u have no sound. I think that i need one of this packages again, but dunno which.
Can you help me?

Sorry, I can’t help you on the sound issue. You’ll have to search the forums. Good luck.

Do you have any sound at all? Copy and paste the following into a kde konsole or a gnome-terminal. Do you hear a ladies voice? speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav
or if that does not work, try this:
speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav

Ha now it works :smiley: thank you!

But now i have the next problem…its not easy starting with linux
How can i play mp3 files with my amarok?!
anyone who knows this?

How can i play mp3 files with my amarok?!

Have a look at the restricted format section here:
Most codecs are in the packman repository. You can add it via Yast or zypper. Then in Yast’s software management, go to the filter drop-down menu and select the repositories. There go to packman and update any packages. You’ll amarok-xine from packman and so on…

It is very easy to do with openSUSE, but you need your PC connected to the Internet, and you need some basic openSUSE Linux knowledge.

The first thing to know is to note the “open” in openSUSE. That reflects the decision by Novell/GmbH to follow the free software open source software philosophy a lot closer in SuSE than in most other Linux distributions. From a philosophical point of view, for a free software believer/supporter, this is good. But it has a downside for new users. That is because proprietary drivers or proprietary codecs, where the code is either not provided, or it is under a proprietary license, are contrary to the openSUSE concept, and hence are not directly supported in the package as packaged by Novell/openSUSE.

Hence the openSUSE community stepped in to offer support for selected proprietary codecs/drivers.

The easiest way to set this up, is to first setup your system for simply software installation via the internet. That is always the first thing most experienced users do with their openSUSE Linux install, after establishing internet connectivity. Accordingly, I recommend you setup your Software Package Manager with 4 specific repositories (where repositories are file servers connected to the Internet with lots of applications for openSUSE). These specific repositories (repos) are OSS, non-OSS, Update and Packman. Just those 4. No others. None. You can install others only after you understand the risks, limitations, complications, incompatibilities you can encounter, and how to recover from them. Anyway, there is guidance how to install those 4 repos here: Repositories/11.0 - openSUSE-Community Again, only setup for OSS, Non-OSS, Update and packman.

Once those 4 are installed, go to YaST > Software > Software Management, and mark the package xine-lib for removal. Do not apply that yet. Then mark the packman packaged application libxine1 for installation. Then apply both removal and installation at the same time. Once that is done, via the Software Package manager, install the packman packaged xine-ui, amarok, packman-amarok, amarok-xine and libmad. Note you need to replace the relatively “crippled” Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged media players with the Packman packaged equivalents.

While you are at it you could also install smplayer, and mplayerplug-in.

Then when complete, launch Amarok, and change the sound engine to xine.

Good luck.