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Old 09-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
dor
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Installing Flash Player 10.1 on Ubuntu 10.04 for Firefox 3.6.9


Hello,

I tried to install Flash Player 10.1 but it didn't work. I noticed that this issue is problematic.
I tried many techniques to install that flash player, all of them didn't work. Among them are:
  1. The usual way, by choosing apt here and received the usual error message "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is virtual."
  2. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1358591
  3. http://www.wetware.co.nz/blog/2010/0...lynx-10-04-64/
  4. etc, whatever was found on the internet

Info:

Code:
$ uname -a
Linux rep-desktop 2.6.32-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 20 14:21:58 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS \n \l
  • Firefox v3.6.9
  • This is a 64 bit system

I appreciate the time you're taking to read this post.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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AMD64/FirefoxAndPlugins - Community Ubuntu Documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AM...efoxAndPlugins

Howto get Adobe Flash working in Debian amd64 - LinuxQuestions.org
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...an-amd64-2946/
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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Hi,

Those links didn't work either.
Each time I get a Flash player version 9.0 r999. When I try to play a video in youtube, I get a black screen and a message that tells me to update my flash player (which doesn't work either).

Any ideas appreciated.

P.S. Now I have Firefox 3.6.10

Last edited by dor; 09-27-2010 at 09:43 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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I had to use a shell script to get flash up and running properly. I believe it is here:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/instal...nux-64bit.html
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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Very simple indeed. Go to this link. Scroll down the page and select the 64bit Linux player. Download the tarball and then unpack it. It will contain a file: libflashplayer.so. Bung that file in the ~/.mozilla/plugins folder. Restart FFx and you're good to go.
Oh, first you should remove any earlier versions of libflashplayer.so you installed earlier if there are any.
ciao,
jdk

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