Originally Posted by Nuwan Arambage
I was trying to install flash player plug-in in Ubuntu 9.10.
I have downloaded the install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz file and untar it.
It contains libflashplayer.so file.
Then I was trying to install the plug-in, still I'm at a the fail end.
Installing with the downloaded version of flash is the hard way with ubuntu. There are 2 easy ways-
32bit- Use software center or synaptic to install flash . Or use flash-aid-
64bit- Use flash-aid (you will only get 32bit flash from the ubuntu repos, and 32bit flash on a 64bit system is more buggy than 64bit flash)
By the way, 9.10 is just about to lose support. You might want to install a newer version, or upgrade. I'd go for 10.04, its 'LTS' (long term support) so for desktop use it is supported for 3 years, normal (non-LTS) releases get 18 months.