This is a step by step guide to install Adobe Flash player 9 on your Mandriva Spring 2007.

First thing you should do is to download the .tar.gz file of the latest version of Flash player. Get it from here:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash Download it at your home directory

next change to root

su -

enter the password for root

cd /home/[your_user]

tar xvzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

(or any other name the downloaded file could have)

cd install_flash_player_9_linux

./flashplayer-installer

You will see something like this:

Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as the “root” user. Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Adobe Flash Player 9 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.

NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue…

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, SeaMonkey, or Firefox browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla dir= /usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

If after entering /usr/lib/mozilla you get the above Warning, you should enter this other path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, SeaMonkey, or Firefox browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3 <—- dir= /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3

In my case is /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3 in your case could be another version, be sure the directory exists.

———– Install Action Summary ———–

Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed in the following directory:

Browser installation directory = /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y <—-

Installation complete.

That is all, you have now flash installed, (restart your firefox)