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Old 02-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
andreasummerfield
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Which version of Adobe Flash player do I install for Ubuntu 10.10?


Hi, I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop, and can't figure out which version of Adobe Flash Player to download. I have downloaded from the Ubuntu Software Centre the following: Adobe Air and Adobe Flash Plug In, but as things aren't loading I guess I still need to download the Flash Player itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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You can install Adobe's Flash Player plugin by entering on console:

Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
 
Old 02-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Try using the Synaptic package manager. Do a search for flashplugin-nonfree. If it doesn't show you probably need to activate the restricted repository. I won't go into that now just in case the plugin is there.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 02:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for that, but hopefully without sounding too dense, how do I get to the console to type it in? I only installed ubuntu last night (have always used windows) so have absolutely no idea how to go about it!
 
Old 02-22-2011, 06:03 AM   #5
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Thanks for that, but hopefully without sounding too dense, how do I get to the console to type it in? I only installed ubuntu last night (have always used windows) so have absolutely no idea how to go about it!
See my post and use Synaptic package manager until you find your feet. You'll find it under System--> Administration. Do a search. Once you find what you are looking for click on it and mark it for installation. In the event you still want to try the terminal (console) method, you'll find it under Applications--> Accessories--> Terminal.

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for that, but hopefully without sounding too dense, how do I get to the console to type it in? I only installed ubuntu last night (have always used windows) so have absolutely no idea how to go about it!
If you want to do it by console, you can go to the Applications menu, then Accessories, Terminal. That will open you one of those to type what I said in the previous post.

As {BBI}Nexus{BBI} also said, you can do it by Synaptic, it is a "graphical" way to do the same thing. Both ways have the same results.
You can find Synaptic at System menu, Administration, Synaptic Package Manager.

Hope it heelps
 
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Here are some useful references. I think that you would find the one at about dot com to be very helpful. I had been using Linux for several years when I stumbled over it and was still favorably impressed.

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux.

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.
 
  


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