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Advice Pro 12-18-2010 12:53 PM

What version of Adobe Flash Player do I want?
 
The Adobe support site has a dropdown menu of the versions for Linux. They are:

YUM for Linux
.tar .gz for Linux
.rpm for Linux
deb for Ubuntu 8.04+
Apt for Ubuntu 9.04+

Which one do I download? I'm running an Ubuntu 8.04 LiveCD.

TobiSGD 12-18-2010 01:03 PM

To get Flash working on Ubuntu try to type this into a terminal:
Code:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


Advice Pro 12-18-2010 02:04 PM

This is the output:
Code:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg                             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release                               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release                         
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg                 
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
Reading package lists... Done
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ^Cdo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$


PTrenholme 12-18-2010 03:15 PM

So? Where's the su in front of the last line you typed, and what's the control-C doing there? Did you copy and paste the two suggested commands and then try to abort with a control-C? Your output suggests that might be what happened.

By the way, you will need to create a place on you hard drive fo the LiveCD to store your changes since, obviously, you can't change the contents of the CD. (IIRC, there is a menu item for doing that.)

Advice Pro 12-20-2010 12:30 PM

I did copy & paste the 2 commands suggested by TobiSGD and I didn't abort. I tried again today and got 3 extra lines at the end:

Code:

Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package flashplugin-nonfree

I don't have access to the HDD to store changes, I do have an SD card. What is IIRC?

TobiSGD 12-20-2010 12:38 PM

I don't know why that doesn't work with copy and past, it should. Please try to type the lines in manually.

Advice Pro 12-20-2010 12:49 PM

TobiSGD, I was editing my last post as you submitted yours. I tried typing in the commands manually as so and got:

Code:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flash-nonfree
E: The update command takes no arguments


Nylex 12-20-2010 12:54 PM

They're two separate commands. You need to run "sudo apt-get update", wait for it to finish and then run the second one.

Advice Pro 12-20-2010 01:11 PM

I tried that Nylex and got the same:
Code:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources
Reading package lists... Done
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flash-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package flash-nonfree
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$


TobiSGD 12-20-2010 01:15 PM

The package name is flashplugin-nonfree, not flash-nonfree. You should type the commands in as they are given to you, otherwise they won't work.

Advice Pro 12-20-2010 01:22 PM

Thanks for pointing that out Tobi, but still the same results:

Code:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5) karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/restricted Sources
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/restricted Sources
Reading package lists... Done
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package flashplugin-nonfree


Advice Pro 12-22-2010 10:32 AM

Why can't I just download one of the plugin versions in my first post?

gdawg 12-22-2010 10:52 AM

According to your last post it appears that you have successfully installed the flash-plug-in. Have a great day.

PTrenholme 12-22-2010 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Advice Pro (Post 4200128)
Why can't I just download one of the plugin versions in my first post?

Did you enable the non-free repositories? I don't see them listed in your "update" output.

Advice Pro 12-23-2010 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PTrenholme (Post 4200237)
Did you enable the non-free repositories?

I don't know how to do that.


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