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Old 12-26-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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adobe flash player on ubuntu


Hello!
I just installed ubuntu 11 on my toshiba ac 100 and I can't get youtube videos to work.
It says i need adobe flash player and I tried to install it. I'm new to this OS.
I did sudo wget -O /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so http://kotelett.no/ac100/phh/Android...flashplayer.so

but it's not working.
Does anyone have any ideas what should I do?
 
Old 12-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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Are you using ubuntu 32 or 64bit OS? I ran the following google search, results I found should be more helpful with detailed instruction for your OS.
http://www.google.com/search?q=Ubuntu+11+flashplayer+package&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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You'll have to contact the maintainer of http://kotelett.no if you want help with his/her packages. This is not an official version of Flash distributed by Ubuntu or by Adobe.
 
Old 12-27-2011, 03:55 AM   #4
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I have 32bit ubuntu.
Where do I find an official version of Flash and how do I install it?
 
Old 12-27-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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I have no personal experience with this new ARM technology. I did a quick check of the Ubuntu and Adobe pages for you, but couldn't find a version for the ARM architecture, sorry. I think you will need to do some further research; have you checked http://ubuntuforums.org yet?

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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Here's the brute force way to install Adobe's flashplayer if you are using Firefox as your browser.

Download the flashplayer *.tar.gz file from Adobe and decompress it.

As root (in Ubuntu terms, that means, using sudo), copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. (If you're not using Firefox, you may need to hunt about for the appropriate plugins directory.)

The *.tar.gz file (which is called a "tarball" informally) contains a bunch of other stuff, but, in my experience, you don't need anything but libflashplayer.so.
 
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:46 AM   #7
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To install the flash plugin for Ubuntu simply install the flashplugin-installer package.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/f...ugin-installer
From the terminal:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
Then restart Firefox.
The flashplugin-installer package can also be installed from the Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager if you prefer using them instead of the terminal.
 
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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Happy New Year everybody!
sorry for the delay, I didn't have any internet connection.
Thank you all for your answers. The thing is I tried everything and i couldn't manage to make it work.

@frankbell, i don't know why i can't get that *.tar.gz file. It doesn't start the download.
And I'm using Firefox, maybe i'm doing something wrong, what exactly do i need to download?

@tommcd, I also tried what you said and when i make sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer it says: unable to locate package flashplugin-installer. Do you have any idea why and what should i do?
 
Old 01-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
 
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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i downloaded the tarball and also tried what kindofabuzz said
and i still get that error: unable to locate package flashplugin ...
 
Old 01-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
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You must be running a vanilla copy of FF. As in, you downloaded FF straight from Mozilla and not through the package manager?
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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I've always been able to get the Adobe Flashplayer tarball here:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Select Linux 32- or 64-bit in the first dialog box, then select "Flashplayer 11 for other Linux (tar.gz)" in the second dialog box, and click "Download Now."
 
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:53 AM   #13
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@tommcd, I also tried what you said and when i make sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer it says: unable to locate package flashplugin-installer. Do you have any idea why and what should i do?
The flashplugin-installer package is the flash package that is in the Ubutnu 11.10 repos and it is what I have installed on my Ubuntu 11.10: http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/f...ugin-installer
Make sure you have the multiverse repo enabled. You can check this in Synaptic Package Manger or in your Software Sources. The multiverse repo should be enabled by default though.
Can you run sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer from the terminal and post the complete output here.

Installing the flashplugin-installer package worked for this guy who was having a similar problem. See post #11: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-files-919376/
I don't know why this is not working for you.
 
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
I don't know why this is not working for you.
ARM architecture.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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Did you install flashplugin-nonfree?
 
  


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