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Old 06-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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How does one make Adobe Flashplayer and Ubuntu 12.04 work as it should?


This question has gone unaswered for days over on the Ubuntu forum.

Since upgrading to 12.04 (32 bit), Firefox applications that need Adobe Flash Player will not work. I have tried various solutions, but nothing seems to work. Last solution I tried was:

john@landallc:~$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package adobe-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate
john@landallc:~$

How do I fix this problem? It is a major one. The intro pages on my two websites don't work (work okay under IE). Also YouTube does not work.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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I've used this command successfully in the past:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
For more info:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...dFormats/Flash
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/nonfree
 
Old 07-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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hi there..
was this issue resolved yet!!
im sitting with the same problem.its totally annoying.please assist!!
 
Old 07-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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See Post #2 for the answer.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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The problems appear to be machine specific and apparently in the case of one PC are caused byu lack of the correct nVidia graphics driver for the PC. The noveau driver is not a satisfactory substitute for the correct nVidia driver.

John
 
Old 07-31-2012, 12:34 AM   #6
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To install the flash plugin for Firefox or any browser on Ubuntu simply install the flashplugin-installer package:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/f...ugin-installer
The ubuntu-restricted-extras metapackage will install flash along with a lot of codecs and other stuff. This is fine if that is what you want.
To just get flash working the flashplugin-installer is all that you need.
Them be sure to restart Firefox.
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Since upgrading to 12.04 (32 bit), Firefox applications that need Adobe Flash Player will not work. ...
Did you do a clean install of 12.04? Or did you do a dist-upgrade?
If you did a a dist-upgrade, and reinstalling the flashplugin-installer package does not work, then I would suggest that you cut your losses and simply do a clean install of 12.04.
I always do clean installs of Ubuntu and I never have problems.

Last edited by tommcd; 07-31-2012 at 12:37 AM.
 
Old 08-05-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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TOMMCD.on this clean install.do i just have to download the live cd,burn it to DVD and boot with cd as per normal?..
or do i have to remove my current ubuntu 12.04 then use cd?.whats the steps involve when re-installing ubuntu12.04 when you already have it and have flash problems.
please assist.

regards
 
Old 08-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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TOMMCD.on this clean install.do i just have to download the live cd,burn it to DVD and boot with cd as per normal?..
or do i have to remove my current ubuntu 12.04 then use cd?.whats the steps involve when re-installing ubuntu12.04 when you already have it and have flash problems.
To do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 just burn a copy of 12.04 to a CD. Then boot from the CD and install 12.04 right over top of your current Ubuntu root partition. Your current Ubuntu install will be replaced with a pristine install of 12.04.
When you get to the partitioning part of installing Ubuntu, choose manual partitioning.
Choose your current root partition as mount point root. Choose to format this partition. Choose ext4 as the file system type.
Choose to use your current swap partition as swap.
If you have your home directory on a separate partition (and you should) choose this partition as mount point /home. Choose to use as whatever file system that /home currently is (probably ext3 or ext4) and choose do not format this partition.

If you have a separate home partition then all of your data would be preserved. If you do not have a separate home partition then this would be a good time to create one.
If you do not have a separate home partition then you will have to backup any data that you do not want to loose before doing a clean install of 12.04.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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Thank you very much,.i kinda lost you after the third line.but im sure to have this page open when i do the install
please answer this.If i dont want to partition my drive for windows and linux,but just want linux on my machine,would it tell me to choose from it? what should i look out for?I ONLY WANT LINUX ON MY MACHINE...

thanx a mil
 
Old 08-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #10
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... If i dont want to partition my drive for windows and linux,but just want linux on my machine,would it tell me to choose from it? what should i look out for?
Do you have a separate home partition on your Ubuntu install for your data?
If not, then I would backup my data and delete all partitions and start from scratch, Just create 3 partitions:
1. A 20GB primary root partition.
2. A 1GB primary swap partition.
3. The rest as a logical partition for /home.

If you do currently have a separate home partition, then you could reformat the Windows partition as ext4 and use it as mount point /data or /media or whatever and use it as a separate partition for data.
See this video on manual partitioning Ubuntu for separate root, swap, and home partitions.
http://static.screencasts.ubuntu.com...rtitioning.ogv
At about 4:30 he discusses manual partitioning.
It is perhaps a bit out of data since the video uses Ubuntu 9.04; but the procedure is the same. Just use ext4 file system for root and home.
In the video he is partitioning his second hard drive (sdb); but it will be the same procedure for partitioning a first hard drive, which will be sda.
 
  


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