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Old 12-18-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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To get Flash working on Ubuntu try to type this into a terminal:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
 
Old 12-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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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:~$
 
Old 12-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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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.)
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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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?

Last edited by Advice Pro; 12-20-2010 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #6
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I don't know why that doesn't work with copy and past, it should. Please try to type the lines in manually.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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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
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
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They're two separate commands. You need to run "sudo apt-get update", wait for it to finish and then run the second one.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 01:11 PM   #9
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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:~$
 
Old 12-20-2010, 01:15 PM   #10
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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.

Last edited by TobiSGD; 12-20-2010 at 01:16 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:32 AM   #12
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Why can't I just download one of the plugin versions in my first post?
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:52 AM   #13
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According to your last post it appears that you have successfully installed the flash-plug-in. Have a great day.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Advice Pro View Post
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.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 09:33 AM   #15
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Did you enable the non-free repositories?
I don't know how to do that.
 
  


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