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Old 12-08-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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difficulty installing flash player

i am using ubuntu 9.04
i was unable to open videos on said you dont have the flash player.i then downloaed tolhe flash player(for ubuntu 8.04 +).but after i double clicking on the package and authorising the installation,i keep getting the error message that 3 packages were not downloaded:check your network connections or installation medium.But all the while i was able to open all pages and download othe software.But 1 more thing,i am not able to download new updates>i get the same message then too.Unable to locate...please help
Old 12-08-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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I am not too familiar with ubuntu but I know that you are not given root privileges until you use sudo. Try going into the terminal and typing sudo filename.extension. I hope this will work for you.
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.but after i double clicking on the package and authorising the installation,

"Double-clicking" "authorising", how did you do it? Usually "Flash" does not publish their plugin in .deb, .rpm, packaging formats. They offer it as a "run" script.

1. Check first if you are getting the correct 'flash*.gz' file; the website offers many including those intended for Mac and Windows. Get the one for Firefox 'Linux'.

2. Unpack the archive, it will create a folder containing the script. then open a terminal, you will 'cd' command toward that folder that flash created. Being there you will issue this command:

kangkan@host--$ sudo ./flash*.sh
Then the script will install by itself. Issue this again on terminal:
kangkan@host--$ /usr/bin/firefox restart
When firefox is restarted you can view the youtube.

3. Another way to install, this is easier: since you run Ubuntu it is easier for you to install flash online: click Menu > Admin > Synaptic. There you can install flash for Ubuntu Firefox.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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