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Old 08-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
rootytooty
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Ubuntu 13.4 no Adobe Flash


I have installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Asus Netbook, which is a wonderful netbook. I was reading that the latest version didn't have Flash included but it could be added later. I got the instructions off the Ubuntu web site but for some reason I couldn't get it to install. Now I do have a question---it keeps asking me for a, and I assume, and administrative password in order to be able to add things. The only password that I have set up is my normal one to log on with.

I also want to duel boot my PC and am going to install 13.4 on it.

Is there some kind of other password that I don't know about or need to know to get to do the different "add ons" to be able to install????

I have done it before with the older versions and I am not sure if it asked for that password at that time.

Any suggestions would be a great help. Now, I might have to try the install again and put down what the exact wording is and I can do that unless you can make sense out of my email.

Thanks,
Bob
 
Old 08-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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Now I do have a question---it keeps asking me for a, and I assume, and administrative password in order to be able to add things. The only password that I have set up is my normal one to log on with.
Have you tried your own password (to log in with) when asked for one by ubuntu? I don't believe Ubuntu uses root passwords so this is probably what it wants from you. Try it and see if it's satisfied.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thank you JDK for you quick response. Yes I have tried it many times and it comes back asking for my password. It might be the root password---but I don't know what it is, if that is what it is asking for.

Thanks,
Bobby
 
Old 08-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Is there some kind of other password that I don't know about
Is this the Gnome Keyring asking for your password?
 
Old 08-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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I am sorry I will have to try it again. I had Ubuntu 12.4 and then upgraded to 13.4. I am not sure on your question. I just know when I go to the terminal to put in the information from the Ubuntu web site where I asked the question, I type all the information correctly and it just comes back asking for my password.

I will probably have to try it again to give your more information.

I appreciate the help and questions very much.

Thanks,
Bobby
 
Old 08-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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If you are typing a command in the terminal in Ubuntu, you need to preface it with sudo, so to get partition information you would type:

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sudo fdisk -l
If you type that in without the sudo, you will probably just come back to the prompt or get a warning message. Posting the commands you are actually entering and the output you get, if any, would be helpful.

The standard Ubuntu install does not create a root user. You can't install it without creating at least one user. The first user you create will have root privileges but you still need to use sudo in a terminal, then enter your user password. If you are doing this, there is some other problem.
 
Old 08-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Wow you guys are so quick and helpful. I got that part. If I have to put a user in the root----how do I do that. Sorry for the probably "simple" questions for you guys. Once I have that I am on the way.

Thanks again so much for your kindness an help.

Thanks,
Bobby
 
Old 08-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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Getting Flash installed on Ubuntu

Did you try adding the command in the terminal as suggested with "sudo" at the beginning?

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If I have to put a user in the root----how do I do that.
You already have a user "in the root", that's your main user.

Some higher level actions need to be run under sudo. That raises the level you are running at to root (with your main user passwd).

If I remember right Ubuntu tries to be windows like in helping new users do the change over to a Linux environment. Other Distros are more upfront in making it clear about a root account and users accounts.

Do the suggestion from above and when prompted give your main user passwd.

Flash install is sytem wide change and should be @ root level, therefore it's sudo.

Did you use the Ubuntu Software Centre install facility from your own menus or go straight to adding commands in the terminal?
 
  


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