Originally Posted by jdkaye
The name of the flashplayer plugin is called: libflashplayer.so
Open a terminal and type
When that's finished you can type
It will tell you where all the instances of the flashplayer plugin are located and you can easily remove them.
Another way of checking is to look in the Tools menu and click on Add-ons. This will tell you what version(s) of flashplayer you have installed. (I assume you're using FFx).
My stumbling block there is after punching 'sudo updatedb' into a terminal it asks for my sudo password but then won't let me type anything.
You guessed right I am using Firefox 6.0. In the tools => add ons drop down menu adobe-flashplayer doesn't appear at all. (I don't know if I have removed it in attempts to re-install it.) Links to install adobe-flashplayer take me to the adobe site and the download button for the 'APT for Ubuntu 10.04+' starts the Ubuntu Software Centre. That seems fine. It then asks my to download from this source and then nothing further happens.
Cascade9: Cheers mate. I did just that and flash-aid is now sitting in the add ons => extensions.
no2498: That makes sense. Do I do this by changing Flash-Aid 2.1.1's preferences?
I'm getting there. I see the symbol for flash-aid in the upper right of the screen next to the home button.
[edit2] Ahhh, I see that when terminal asks for my password it is accepting my keystokes but not showing anything on screen. Cool.