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Old 02-28-2009, 01:08 AM   #1
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installing adobe flash plugin in hardy


my hardy system cannot play you tube videos and spits a message saying adobe flash player is not installed.when i try to install it,terminal says it is already installed.but synaptic shows it not installed.what should i do?
 
Old 02-28-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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my hardy system cannot play you tube videos and spits a message saying adobe flash player is not installed.when i try to install it,terminal says it is already installed.but synaptic shows it not installed.what should i do?
Terminals don't really say anything. What command did you enter in the terminal to find out if the flash plugin was installed or not? and what was the exact response? What browser are you running? Can you post the results of
Code:
aptitude search flashplugin-nonfree
here. The first one or two letters on the response are all-important. Also can you give the locations of the file libflashplayer.so on your system.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:24 AM   #3
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i am getting this result...
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p flashplugin-nonfree - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
but i cannot able to view any videos...
 
Old 02-28-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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Just go to adobe.com and download the flash plugin. Get the .tar.gz file and not the .deb package. Extract it and copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (don't even run the installer that comes with the package - just copy the file manually).
 
Old 02-28-2009, 04:49 AM   #5
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Just go to adobe.com and download the flash plugin. Get the .tar.gz file and not the .deb package. Extract it and copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (don't even run the installer that comes with the package - just copy the file manually).
I agree with you Udi. That's how I do it. The point is the OP obviously had not installed the package. I am curious how, exactly, the terminal told him it was installed.


Rajavel or Raphtor: what the aptitude output tells us
Code:
p flashplugin-nonfree - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
is that the flashplugin package is not installed. What did the terminal tell you that made you believe a plugin was installed?
cheers,
jdk

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Old 02-28-2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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Raphtor,
To learn more of Linux workings, proceed as you have so far.
To make it work quickly take another course, enable the Universe or Multiverse repositories, install linux-restricted-modules or install flashplugin-nonfree. Either way the flashplugin-nonfree installs, connects to Adobe, downloads & installs flash so that it works.

There is also a non proprietary flash player for Linux.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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Raphtor,
To learn more of Linux workings, proceed as you have so far.
To make it work quickly take another course, enable the Universe or Multiverse repositories, install linux-restricted-modules or install flashplugin-nonfree. Either way the flashplugin-nonfree installs, connects to Adobe, downloads & installs flash so that it works.

There is also a non proprietary flash player for Linux.
Eric, I think Raphtor must have those repos in his sources.list or aptitude would not have returned the message it did. He didn't install the package, though.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #8
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#abhinav@raphtor:~$ aptitude search flashplugin-nonfree
i flashplugin-nonfree - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
 
Old 02-28-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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packages HAVE to be installed as root
try sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
 
Old 02-28-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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of course i used root.this is the output for
#aptitude search flashplugin-non free.

i flashplugin-nonfree - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer



the "i" indicates it is already installed.isnt it?

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Old 03-01-2009, 12:43 AM   #11
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of course i used root.this is the output for
#aptitude search flashplugin-non free.

i flashplugin-nonfree - Adobe Flash Player plugin installer



the "i" indicates it is already installed.isnt it?
yes, it does
 
Old 03-01-2009, 10:07 PM   #12
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ok assuming it is an installation problem, how can i uninstall it and reinstall?the synaptic shows it as not installed.....
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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ok assuming it is an installation problem, how can i uninstall it and reinstall?the synaptic shows it as not installed.....
Code:
sudo aptitude reinstall [package name]
cheers,
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:25 AM   #14
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Also note this too-I have hardy and when I try to play Pureplay Poker it wouldn't run and I had both Adobe flashplayer and flashplayer-nonfree plugin. After I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player, but kept flashplugin-nonfree, everything worked fine.
Hope that helps some...
 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
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Raphtor,
Having flashplugin-nonfree installed is not same as flashplugin-nonfree having installed flash player. Did you run flashplugin-nonfree? When it ran, did it prepare your system, download flash player from Adobe, then install it?

Never has command line install of Adobe flash player resulted in videos playing in my computers. Install yes, play no.
Using a graphical installer to install flashplugin-nonfree has always made videos play.
You seem to want to learn how it works, that is good, very good. I am often satisfied to just see it work, so I use flashplugin-nonfree and watch videos. If you chase this to find all the problems, please post details.
 
  


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