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Old 11-08-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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install failed


I try to download and install flash player but it always says failed
it says failed trying to install anything and i cant watch video without flash player please help thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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I try to download and install flash player but it always says failed
it says failed trying to install anything and i cant watch video without flash player please help thanks in advance.
We need to know which distribution and what type of machine.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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ubuntu on a compaq pc
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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and which web browser
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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firefox
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #6
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what version of ubuntu?

where/how did you get the flash pkg?

you should be using synaptic
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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I believe you want to be typing at a console "apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla" for mozilla based webbrowsers
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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i really wish i knew what typing at a console ment but i have no idea what your talking about?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:41 PM   #9
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open a terminal. Like command prompt in windows.
I believe it's 'Applications > Accessories > Terminal'

Last edited by themanwhowas; 11-08-2009 at 10:43 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 11:00 PM   #10
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yeah when i do what you said themanwhowas it says error
i copy and paste what u said and then hit enter is that right?
 
Old 11-09-2009, 05:55 AM   #11
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type "sudo apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla" without the quotes. If you get an error please post the error here
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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when i do this 'type "sudo apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla" without the quotes. If you get an error please post the error here
it says sudo user password what ever that means?
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #13
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Type the password you use to log on. You will receive no visual feedback.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #14
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ok the computer guy put linux on my computer i dont know anything about a password or user name ........but i went to the root menu and changed it supposedly but when i type the password i created it says incorrect
 
Old 11-09-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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What "Root menu"? And how did you change it?
 
  


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