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Old 10-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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kubuntu 9.04 flashplayer issue!?


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Im using Kubuntu 9.04 with firefox and i have a nvidia geforce 8400GS.Most videos i play on youtube fail.What flash plugin do i need!?!?!?!?I tried so many different ones.PLEASE help me find a answer to this issue.Firefox downloaded the proper plugins and flashplayer automaticly but i cant seem to find any progress.PLEASE HELP?!?!?!?
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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Wink Flash trouble

Hello! Did you try Adobe? If not download it from the Adobe site and make sure it's the .deb version.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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what exactly do i have to do to get adobe on here.Im a little new to linux.Could you explain Step by step...please,
thanks
 
Old 10-14-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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what other flashplugins and extras do i need to get a normal browsing experience.I just downloaded the adobe flash plugin, but it didnt do much.
Its pretty much the same, very annoying.Did i miss something?
 
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Talking Hmmm

So what exactly happens when you go to a site requiring flash? Does the video play? Does the video play but skip badly? Please give me some details...
 
Old 10-19-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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I'm not the OP, but I'm having similar problems: I'm on the same version of kubuntu and using firefox youtube movies(and flash in general) just stay a black screen rather then playing.I checked and both video play and sound are enabled.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #7
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I'm not the OP, but I'm having similar problems: I'm on the same version of kubuntu and using firefox youtube movies(and flash in general) just stay a black screen rather then playing.I checked and both video play and sound are enabled.
Have you installed Flash from the Adobe site? If not, make sure it's the .deb file when you do.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 01:01 AM   #8
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I did install Flash from the Adobe site using the .deb file. didn't make any change I can notice, unfortunately.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 02:04 AM   #9
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After installing any .deb or .tar.gz you should make sure that flash player is correctly installed by entering about:plugins at firefox.

You should get similar as follows

Code:
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
 
Old 10-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #10
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what I get is
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File name: libswfdecmozilla.so
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r999
is this OK or should I uninstall the plugin and reinstall it?If I should, how do I go about uninstallation?
 
Old 10-20-2009, 12:11 PM   #11
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Well, it is better to use libflashplayer.so from adobe site.

Actually, what you need is to download the plugin at adobe site in .tar.gz, extract it to your home directory, and copy extracted file (libflashplayer.so) to same directory where libswfdecmozilla.so is located.

To uninstall libswfdecmozilla.so you can use your package manager.

PS: you need to uninstall libswfdecmozilla.so first...to avoid conflict.

Last edited by hurry_hui; 10-20-2009 at 12:14 PM. Reason: I think the library name is too long :)
 
Old 10-20-2009, 12:21 PM   #12
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Download the tar file to your home. the run
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$ cd /home
$ tar xvf filename
# cp filename.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Restart firefox and you should be good.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 02:03 AM   #13
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Thank you, that worked great.Where do I open a bug report about the .deb version of Adobe Flash installer?it's supposed to be the installer for Ubuntu 8.04+ but when I installed it mozilla didn't recognize Flash as plugin
 
Old 10-21-2009, 02:17 AM   #14
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glad to hear it works now.

as for reporting bug, don't bother. Somebody has already reported it.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 04:15 PM   #15
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Thank you, that worked great.Where do I open a bug report about the .deb version of Adobe Flash installer?it's supposed to be the installer for Ubuntu 8.04+ but when I installed it mozilla didn't recognize Flash as plugin

Not really sure. I have always had issues using rpm files on centOS so I always just did it that way. works everytime.

Glad to see its working
 
  


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