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Old 09-23-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Installing flash player on Ubuntu 11.04


I seem to be going in circles here. I want to get flash player working on Ubuntu 11.04. I click on the apt 10 + of the adobe site and click download. Up comes Ubuntu software, tells me I need to use this with Ubuntu software installer, natty something. I if I look under applications, it tells me adobe flash player is installed, but it don't work. I think what is installed is the adobe installer.

Can someone give me a command line to install adobe flashplayer? I am used to yum
and that would just be yum install adobe-flash-player. If you have the adobe repo, that's all there is to it.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hello,

Are you running the 32 bit or 64 bit installation of Ubuntu? Only the 32 bit version of flash, as far as I know, is in the repos. If you have the 64 bit version, here are the commands:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
I also recommend that you install the ubuntu restricted extras from the software center.

Cheers,

Josh
 
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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Thank you very much! I have 64 bit installed, so I'll go for that.

And it worked like a dream!! If you're ever in Nanjing, I'll buy you a pint!
 
Old 09-24-2011, 03:38 AM   #4
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Thank you very much! I have 64 bit installed, so I'll go for that.

And it worked like a dream!! If you're ever in Nanjing, I'll buy you a pint!
No problem dude! If anything, it won't be a while before I'm close to China again. Maybe I might get a flight over when I take a small vacation over to Japan within the years to come
 
Old 09-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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For next time, just do this:

Code:
apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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Sorry kasl33, but that doesn't work. Maybe I need to add a repo??
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Uncomment the nonfree repo in /etc/apt/sources. List
 
Old 09-25-2011, 09:59 PM   #8
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Ermm, there is no nofree repo. The word 'nonfree' is not in sources.list.

Can you post the repo url??
 
Old 09-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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After looking at the ubuntu site here - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...dFormats/Flash - it looks like what I posted above is the non-free repo that is being talked about.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #10
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Oh maybe it's just the "extra" repo. I don't use Ubuntu or Debian so I can't post it.

You can probably just add nonfree to the end of your main apt line

Last edited by kasl33; 09-26-2011 at 12:37 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2011, 02:42 AM   #11
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Hello,

Are you running the 32 bit or 64 bit installation of Ubuntu? Only the 32 bit version of flash, as far as I know, is in the repos. If you have the 64 bit version, here are the commands:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
You can also use flash-aid-

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/flash-aid/

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Oh maybe it's just the "extra" repo. I don't use Ubuntu or Debian so I can't post it.

You can probably just add nonfree to the end of your main apt line
Not with ubuntu you cant.

Well, you can if you want but it wont get you flash, or any of the other stuff debian uses 'non-free' repos for.
 
  


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