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Old 10-08-2014, 03:59 PM   #1
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how to install adobe flashplayer


I am newto Linux Mint, having issues trying to install adobe flash player, do not understand how linux commands work yet, could you help me.
 
Old 10-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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What is the URL to the guide/instructions are you using to install it? Where is it failing? Or, where does the guide not make sense to you?
 
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You should be able to use the Mint Software Manager or Software Center to install it. The link below explains the commands to use for Ubuntu and since Mint is derived from Ubuntu, it should also work. What have you tried and what happened?

http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/install...-ubuntu-14-04/
 
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adobe flash player install issues

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I am newto Linux Mint, having issues trying to install adobe flash player,do not understand how linux commands work yet, could you help me.
When I follow the guides that have come up, I follow the instructions, but how do I get it installed on my computer after I have downloaded it, do I have to uninstall any of the attempts I have made?
 
Old 10-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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When I follow the guides that have come up, I follow the instructions, but how do I get it installed on my computer after I have downloaded it
then you did not fallow the instructions posted above .
from:
http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/install...-ubuntu-14-04/

the command
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
did install it
 
Old 10-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #6
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The easiest thing is to go into the software center (or whatever mint calls it)--look at your menu in mint and somewhere you will find something that sounds like software center. Then it should just be a matter of finding adobe flash and clicking install.

Did you try and download something from a website? What happened after that?
 
Old 10-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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terminal >
Code:
sudo apt-cache search adobe-flashplugin
you should see this:
Code:
adobe-flashplugin - Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
then
Code:
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
OTOH:
software manager is much easier.

Last edited by Habitual; 10-08-2014 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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I am newto Linux Mint, having issues trying to install adobe flash player, do not understand how linux commands work yet, could you help me.
In the past, this would install the flash player and other codecs, etc...

Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
BTW, if you do get the flash player installed, it will be version 11.2.x. Adobe stopped supporting flash for linux and android as of version 11.2. Adobe only provides security updates only.

If you want to use an updated flash player/plugin, you'll need to install the google chrome browser. The google chrome browser will install the latest flash plugin for you.

http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/04/how-...usty-tahr.html

Use the #2 : Installing google chrome via PPA method. This has worked for me when I was using linux Mint.

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #9
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Which version of Mint are you on? You don't need chrome, at least, it's not on my Mint17/16 and they work on flash (adobe).
Looking at Mint17 with synaptic package manager (gui for apt-get) I have:

libquvi7
adobe-flashplugin
libuvi-scripts

installed. Try "sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin" without the quotes on a terminal and it might pull in the rest, or one of the others.
Flash has been a problem for lots of platforms.

Fred.
 
  


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