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Old 08-13-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Cool Dreaded Flash player. Need laymans help.


I have Xubuntu. i have tried to enter everything i can find into the terminal. Nothing seems to get adobe flash player to work. Can someone help me and explain without using a bunch of technical terms i do not know?
Thanks Levi.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

We don't know what have you tried, you could've said that.

Try this;

There's a .deb package on Adobe's site. Download, save on the Desktop, install.

Use this code:

Code:
cd /home/you/Desktop
But replace you with your username.

Code:
sudo dpkg -i package.deb
Replace package with the package name.


Enter password for sudo ( you won't see it as you type ) and hit <Enter>.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:40 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by levicalebblack View Post
I have Xubuntu. i have tried to enter everything i can find into the terminal. Nothing seems to get adobe flash player to work. Can someone help me and explain without using a bunch of technical terms i do not know?
Thanks Levi.
Hi Levi and Welcome to LQ!
Alan has suggested a good way to install the flash player but you give us very little information. The more information about the system (distro, version, etc.) you use, the easier it is to help you. What version of Xubuntu are you using? What browser and version are you using? How have you tried to install the flashplayer? Things like that are good to reveal if you want help.

The version of the deb that Alan mentioned is for 8.04 or above. If that fits your situation you can try that solution otherwise you'll need to use another method.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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The simplest way is...

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras

This will install MP3 codecs, Flash Player and a bunch of other non-free stuff
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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Thanks Alan

I tried to install the .deb file from adobe. This is the error i got.

dpkg: error processing intall_flash_player_10_linux.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
intall_flash_player_10_linux.deb

Then i thought to try extracting the compressed files but i extracted the .deb file and got two files that are .tar.gz .

Being a noob, all i know is that .deb and .tar.gz are file type. like .jpeg right?

also i tried the "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras" but i got this error

"Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main odbcinst1debian1 2.2.11-16
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main unixodbc 2.2.11-16
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main gcc-3.3-base 1:3.3.6-15ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main libstdc++5 1:3.3.6-15ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse sun-java6-bin 6-03-0ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse sun-java6-jre 6-03-0ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe libxine1-ffmpeg 1.1.7-1ubuntu1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse msttcorefonts 2.2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse sun-java6-plugin 6-03-0ubuntu2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse unrar 1:3.7.3-1.1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse xubuntu-restricted-extras 10
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...11-16_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...11-16_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...buntu2_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...ts_2.2_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...3-1.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...as_10_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"

any suggestions?

Thanks so much guys for the help thus far.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #6
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To JDkay

I am not sure what .0 version of Xubuntu. I use Mozilla firefox. In the about section on my browser it says this "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20071008 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/2.0.0.6" if that helps any. How can i find out what version of Xubuntu i have? Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
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Your problem is that you have an old version of Xubuntu. You could see which one with this code I guess, because I'm using Debian;

Code:
 cat /etc/ubuntu_version
You have your repos set for old version of the distro, which I guess is no longer supported, that's why you see errors.

If you can you should use newer distribution.

You can try to install FP with tar.gz. package. Be sure to be in the right directory before installation. These are the instructions from Adobe;

Quote:
  1. Click the download link to begin installation. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
  2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
  3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created.
  4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
  5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

Last edited by alan_ri; 08-13-2009 at 06:32 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #8
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Ok. Sweet. I got as far as this in the terminal...

levi@Ni:~/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux$ ./flashplayer-installer

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

Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as a non-root user.
Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in your home directory.

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

To install Adobe Flash Player 10 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...





----------- Install Action Summary -----------

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in the following directory:

Mozilla installation directory = /home/levi/.mozilla

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

NOTE: Please ask your administrator to remove the xpti.dat from the
components directory of the Mozilla or Netscape browser.


Installation complete.


Perform another installation? (y/n):


Ok so how can i remove this xpti.dat component? I have finally figured out how to navigate directories in the terminal a bit. Thank God. But i cant get Mozilla to a place to where i can remove things.

Thanks for your help so much man.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 01:55 AM   #9
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Good news. Somehow, with all this trial and error. Youtube video works. I found out that i now have a sound card problem. My mother board info is: Motherboard w/NVIDIA C51MV w/o 1394 (FRU) and the part number is 4001189R. Do I need to find a linux dased Nvidia driver to fix my sound? I know that my soundcard, videocard and ethernet is all integrated into my motherboard. The video and ethernet work fine. But not the sound. What should i do?

I also found out that i have Xubuntu 7.10. I have downloaded the latest .iso version of Ubuntu and plan to upgrade soon.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 02:00 AM   #10
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Can you post the output of
Code:
lspci
That will tell us what sound card you have.
jdk
 
Old 08-17-2009, 02:56 AM   #11
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i entered lspce. this is what i got.

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100 (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
06:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)


that looks confusing to me.
but i think this is the line you wer looking for.

00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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Not surprisingly your sound card is the device labelled "audio". You got it in one! Now you know what sound card you have. So now you need to know what driver goes with your card. A search on LQ should turn it up or else googling something like alsa MCP51 and see what you can find.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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Could the OP post the output of lsmod, as well? For my NVIDIA MCP61 audio, snd_hda_intel (amongst others) is being used.
 
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Could the OP post the output of lsmod, as well? For my NVIDIA MCP61 audio, snd_hda_intel (amongst others) is being used.
Yes, snd_hda_intel seems to be used for the MCP51 as well. you can try
Code:
sudo modprobe -v hnd-hda-intel
and that should install it if it doesn't already show up in the lsmod output.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-20-2009, 12:00 AM   #15
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This is the output of ismod:

Module Size Used by
ipv6 273892 10
ppdev 10244 0
powernow_k8 16960 0
cpufreq_conservative 8072 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9612 1
cpufreq_stats 7232 0
freq_table 5792 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_userspace 5280 0
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
battery 11012 0
video 18060 0
sbs 19592 0
ac 6148 0
dock 10656 0
container 5504 0
button 8976 0
parport_pc 37412 0
lp 12580 0
parport 37448 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
snd_hda_intel 263712 4
snd_pcm_oss 44672 0
snd_mixer_oss 17664 1 snd_pcm_oss
joydev 11328 0
snd_pcm 80388 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 4740 0
snd_seq_oss 33152 0
snd_seq_midi 9600 0
snd_rawmidi 25728 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 53232 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 24324 3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9228 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 54660 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
soundcore 8800 1 snd
r8180 89868 0
ieee80211_rtl 80648 1 r8180
pcspkr 4224 0
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 8068 0
psmouse 39952 0
i2c_nforce2 7040 0
k8temp 6656 0
agpgart 35016 0
shpchp 34580 0
pci_hotplug 32704 1 shpchp
af_packet 24840 6
i2c_core 26112 1 i2c_nforce2
evdev 11136 6
ext3 133896 1
jbd 60456 1 ext3
mbcache 9732 1 ext3
ide_cd 32672 0
cdrom 37536 1 ide_cd
ide_disk 18560 3
ata_generic 8452 0
libata 125168 1 ata_generic
scsi_mod 147084 1 libata
amd74xx 15260 0 [permanent]
ide_core 116804 3 ide_cd,ide_disk,amd74xx
forcedeth 51592 0
ehci_hcd 36492 0
ohci_hcd 22916 0
usbcore 138632 3 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
thermal 14344 0
processor 32072 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 5764 0
fuse 47124 1
apparmor 40728 0
commoncap 8320 1 apparmor
levi@Ni:~$ modprobe nvaudio

i tried to do the "sudo modprobe -v hnd-hda-intel" and this is the first output:

FATAL: Module hnd_hda_intel not found.

i tried again before posting this and this was the ouptput:

levi@Ni:~$ sudo -v hnd-hda-intel
usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
{ -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }

dont know what that means.

thanks all.
 
  


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