Working Shockwave in Ubuntu Dapper (in about 10 minute's)

No sound on my system, your mileage may vary First, you need to enable the universe repositories. There are instructions on the unofficial ubuntu guide. Now, open up your trusty terminal. When the time comes, just assume that you say yes to everything.

sudo apt-get update (enter your administrator password.)

sudo apt-get install wine (I got a warning here about sound)

sudo apt-get install mozplugger winecfg (after a bit of cranking, this should open a window with a windows 2000(TM) look to it)

If you haven't done so already, download the firefox and shockwave install files from their respective sites. The files I downloaded were "Firefox Setup" and "Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe" Back in your trusty terminal window, change to the directory of the install files, and type: wine Firefox\ Setup\ That should start the installer for firefox. For the sake of this document, I will assume that you chose all of the default options and locations. You may want to test the browser, you can use the convenient icon on the desktop or type:

wine /home/USERNAME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Mozilla\ Firefox/firefox.exe where USERNAME is your user name. If firefox does not open, rinse, spin, and repeat. Ok, now close firefox. Please. Next type: wine Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe That should start the installer for shockwave. Follow through again, choosing the default options and locations. Now, once you are done, try opening firefox again and test out something shockwavy.


--enabling the universe repositories-- --Firefox Setup --Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe--