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Old 02-10-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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adobe flash 10 will not work on Ubuntu 8.04 Help...


Ok so Linux has been hating me and my computer since day one. My nvidia doesnt work my wireless doesnt work and i have no freakin clue what im doing. But i have ethernet hooked to ubuntu and im running the internet fine so im not complaining about the wireless anymore. Nvidia is a different story. I digress. Today i go to youtube and it gives me the error "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player." I installed the deb 8.04+ and the tar.gz and neither of them will run youtube. I restarted my browser and i think that's it. Please help me get this done guys im so close to being done with linux its not funny. I know it's a good OS but i just can't use it. Thanks alot...
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Ok, relax. Millions of people have flash working. Why would you be the only one who cant' do it? What browser are you using? If it's FFx then have a look at what it says about the Flash plugin when you type
Code:
about:plugins
in the navigation bar. If you can't find Adobe flash in there somewhere then it hasn't been installed correctly. Let us know.
Cheers,
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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i know this is going to sound like a really stupid question. But the code you put down for me doesnt work. Im guessing i put it into the terminal but it says command not found. I am using firefox btw. Its the one i got with ubuntu...
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Can I just get a check, are you using 32 or 64 bit?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Type that into the address bar of Firefox
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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32 bit ubuntu 8.04. How do i check just in case im not right. Ive read that ubuntu 64 bit doesnt work with adobe flash 10 but that might be 8.10.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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application/x-ogg - ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg multimedia ogg Yes
audio/ogg Ogg Audio oga Yes
audio/x-ogg Ogg Audio ogg Yes
video/ogg Ogg Video ogv Yes
video/x-ogg Ogg Video ogg Yes
application/annodex - anx Yes
audio/annodex - axa Yes
video/annodex - axv Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg, mpeg, mpe Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/mpeg MP3 audio mp3 Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 NullSoft video nsv Yes
video/flv Flash video flv Yes

The last thing on the list is the only thing ive seen that has flash in it...
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #8
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Check out this page.

http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...untu-8.04-i386
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:09 PM   #9
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on command line you can do "uname -a" and post the results here and I'd be able to tell you... their isn't an official final release of flash 10 for 64-bit linux yet so it just won't work with 64-bit no matter the version or distribution yet.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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If you have 64bit try this page

http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...it-ubuntu-8.04
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #12
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From that, It would appear more likely you are using 64-bit.

SkinnerC, I am guessing that's the alpha release which adobe threw out?

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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SkinnerC, I am guessing that's the alpha release which adobe threw out?

No it is just a work around to get Flash to work on a 64bit system.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #14
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Ah ok. Interesting, emulation or recompilation or something I guess? oh well. I generally don't use Ubuntu so don't really know that much about it overall =P.
 
  


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