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Old 09-20-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Firefox and Flash- permission denied


So, just about every time I use Firefoxy a notice pops up saying that Adobe Flash needs to be updated. Yet when I try extracting the plugin to the "appropriate place", Mint tells me I don't have permission to place files in that folder (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins). Help?
 
Old 09-20-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Have you tried to update using this command:
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# update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
That's how I update the pesky piece of software under Debian.

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Old 09-20-2015, 10:55 AM   #3
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It's not working. Might just throw Foxy out on its ear.
 
Old 09-20-2015, 10:56 AM   #4
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It's not working
Sorry to hear that, but what exactly happens when you try the command (terminal output)?

Best regards,
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Edit: I assume that you indeed HAVE the Flash program installed. If not install via:
Code:
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Last edited by HMW; 09-20-2015 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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Code:
sudo: update-flahsplugin-nonfree: command not found
^ When I tried sudo.

Code:
# update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
jorin@jorin-Satellite-L755D ~ $
^ Exactly as you posted.
 
Old 09-20-2015, 12:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Code:
sudo: update-flahsplugin-nonfree: command not found
^ When I tried sudo.
It's flash, not flahs. Also, the # in the beginning simply means that the command should be run as root (or sudo). If you just type a # in the terminal, the shell interprets it as a comment.

So, please try again the following commands, in this order:
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Code:
sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #7
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Code:
 flashplugin-installer:i386 11.2.202.508ubuntu0.14.04.1
  flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.508ubuntu0.14.04.1
You should explicitly select one to install.

E: Package 'flashplugin-nonfree' has no installation candidate
Then when I tried specifying which one-

Code:
E: Unable to locate package falshplugin-installer
E: Unable to locate package 11.2.202.508ubuntu0.14.04.1
E: Couldn't find any package by regex '11.2.202.508ubuntu0.14.04.1'

Last edited by Seff; 09-20-2015 at 01:36 PM.
 
  


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