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Old 06-07-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Problems with Flash


Alright, so I'm using the latest release of Ubuntu. On youtube videos I'm not able to hit play/pause, or move the time control thing around. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Have you enabled Ubuntu Extra Repositories and Medibuntu Repositories?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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To be honest, I'm not completely sure. I think I did quite a while ago.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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trying using synaptic and go to flashplugin-nonfree. If you don't see that try doing a reload.

To do the same from the command line try
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apt-get update
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
 
Old 06-07-2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Installed it, but it doesn't seemed to have helped. The videos will play, but I can't hit play/pause, and I can't move the timeline. Also, it happens on some flash games (but not all).
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:00 PM   #6
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Installed it, but it doesn't seemed to have helped. The videos will play, but I can't hit play/pause, and I can't move the timeline. Also, it happens on some flash games (but not all).
My next option would be to get the latest flash plugin from the Adobe site. Download it and then copy the .so file to

/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ then restart your browser and try again.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:06 PM   #7
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Went to the site. "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is virtual" is what I get after I click agree and install.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
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Went to the site. "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is virtual" is what I get after I click agree and install.
try manually downloading it. I have had trouble installing it via their website.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #9
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I hate to sound like a moron, but how do I manually download it? I have APT for Ubuntu 9.04+ selected, and there doesn't seem to be a way to save just the package.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:18 PM   #10
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I hate to sound like a moron, but how do I manually download it? I have APT for Ubuntu 9.04+ selected, and there doesn't seem to be a way to save just the package.
No problem. You should see a selection for a tarball. Just select that one and it will let you download it. Last time I checked this is not compliation for the tarball either. just download and go.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #11
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Ok, so I've got it downloaded, and I'm staring at the plugin file. However, it's telling me I don't have permission to put anything there. I'm on the administrator account.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #12
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Ok, so I've got it downloaded, and I'm staring at the plugin file. However, it's telling me I don't have permission to put anything there. I'm on the administrator account.
may have to use sudo. or you can try sudo bash and bypass the need to keep typing in sudo for this session.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:29 PM   #13
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Are you using firefox or some other browser? I've had that issue with google chrome before. It was fixed by using the unstable (read newer) dev releases.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 06:34 PM   #14
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I'm using Firefox 3.6.3
 
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The way I personally do it is to download the adobe 10.1 RC from here and unpack it then copy it to /../../mozilla/plugins/ which in my case is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Assuming you are in the directory where you unpacked the file and /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ is correct for your distro then the command would be
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sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
NOTE: that link is for 32 bit linux.

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