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Old 02-04-2017, 01:27 AM   #1
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Flash player update issues


Acer E-One laptop running Ubuntu 15.10

Flash game crashes, tried to update flashplayer plugin, get message about broken & held packages.

E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
 
Old 02-04-2017, 02:03 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Please take a look at the following threads and see if any of the solutions mentioned helps...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckages-896449/

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1248...-by-hel/831434

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3...e-caused-by-he

Once resolved, you should be able to update Flash Player. Let us know how it goes.

Regards...
 
Old 02-04-2017, 05:26 AM   #3
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ubuntu 15.10 is End Of Life!!!
you must install a different version of ubuntu.
please stick with LTS releases.

ardvark, as usually, none of those links provides useful help. please stop broadcasting your signature.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 05:49 AM   #4
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I tend to do more manual ways for flash. Although these days I do the pepperflash plugin and chromes variant (PPAPI).

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

But I don't install flash by distro means. And even pepperflashplugin and the PPAPI flash are installed in the ~/ of a single user. So I can have "other" users that DO NOT have flash, for safer browsing.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 06:13 AM   #5
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ubuntu 15.10 is End Of Life!!!
you must install a different version of ubuntu.
please stick with LTS releases.
kronik1961, I would agree with ondoho. You should update your system to the latest version of ubuntu. And it's the easiest option in terms of the solution to your problem. Best of luck!
 
Old 02-05-2017, 02:51 PM   #6
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I don't know...?

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ubuntu 15.10 is End Of Life!!!
you must install a different version of ubuntu.
please stick with LTS releases.

ardvark, as usually, none of those links provides useful help. please stop broadcasting your signature.
I don't even know how to use this forum... lol
I upgraded to 16.04.1 LTS It took 7-8 hours.
Don't know if flash problem is resolved or not... flashplayer web page says I have the latest version installed but I don't see a moving logo like I used to see with Windows O/S.
Now I have a problem with slow computer & horrible internet connectivity, do I have to start another thread?
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:16 PM   #7
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ardvark, as usually, none of those links provides useful help. please stop broadcasting your signature.
Hi...

Since you're not the OP, how do you know the links don't help? Also, while you and others may disagree with my faith, I have no intention of removing my signature.

Regards...
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:25 PM   #8
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I don't even know how to use this forum... lol
I upgraded to 16.04.1 LTS It took 7-8 hours.
Don't know if flash problem is resolved or not... flashplayer web page says I have the latest version installed but I don't see a moving logo like I used to see with Windows O/S.
Now I have a problem with slow computer & horrible internet connectivity, do I have to start another thread?
Hi...

Sometimes newer OS's require more powerful hardware, apart from the fact that "sandwich" installs sometimes don't end up all that great. What are your system hardware specs, such as the processor, amount of memory, graphics chip, etc.? You may need to install a more lightweight distribution of Linux, such as Lubuntu, if you want to stay within the Ubuntu family.

Regards...
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:58 PM   #9
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Yesterday I was told what I was using was no good... (Ubuntu 14.1.0)I did as suggested and now my computer is almost useless. I wait almost 30 seconds before these words will appear. Connection speed is garbage now as well.Ping 2081ms. Down... 0.49Mbps. Up... 0.23 Mbps.Windows machine plugged in the next router port... Ping...10 ms. Down... 103.51 Mbps. Up... 16.78 Mbps. What do I do now? I guess the one good thing out of it all is flash stopped crashing.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #10
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Try a different distro? It's 2017 now. Version 16.10 is out, and in a few months, 17.04. Not that any of those are better, but at least different and a fresh roll of the dice. Two bootable usb sticks (installer + destination) are like $20-$40 at walmart, and some are quite fast usb3 type drives these days.

I use debian stable and aside from the oddball network interface that needs a newer driver and different firmware, it just works. Although flash is still mostly a manual process. And I have a few dongles that offer temporary solutions to networking woes.

For my manual way:

$ git clone https://github.com/i-rinat/freshplayerplugin/ freshplayerplugin_20170206
$ cd freshplayerplugin_20170206
$ cmake ./
$ make
$ cp libfreshwrapper-flashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Then get the PPAPI flash and copy the lib and manifest to ~/.mozilla/flash/

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Granted that there's a lot of deps needed to successfully compile freshplayerplugin. But it works under firefox and presents to servers as a windows version-ish number. So they don't outright block you based on that like many do these days. Of course manual ways require manual updates and they are often when it comes to flash.

Edit: And add the path to freshwrapper.conf

FILE: ~/.config/freshwrapper.conf
Code:
pepperflash_path = "/home/USER/.mozilla/flash/libpepflashplayer.so"
AKA full path, where USER is your user where ~/ would be /home/USER/.

Last edited by Shadow_7; 02-06-2017 at 12:14 PM.
 
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I don't even know how to use this forum... lol
I upgraded to 16.04.1 LTS It took 7-8 hours.
Don't know if flash problem is resolved or not... flashplayer web page says I have the latest version installed but I don't see a moving logo like I used to see with Windows O/S.
Now I have a problem with slow computer & horrible internet connectivity, do I have to start another thread?
A lot depends on the drivers included with said distro. You may need to try some different distro's, before you find the one that has the best mix of drivers for your PC's hardware devices (Video/Sound/Ethernet/Wifi/etc). If you want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, then yes I would start new threads about your latest issues.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 03:13 PM   #12
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Thanks for all your non-help. I've been suitably impressed with your use of the lingo but have no clue as to what you are saying. Microsoft does a much better job sorry to say... at least they used to fix my issues.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 03:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your non-help. I've been suitably impressed with your use of the lingo but have no clue as to what you are saying. Microsoft does a much better job sorry to say... at least they used to fix my issues.
Hi...

If you want to go back to Windows, that's fine and certainly an option. If you want to stay with Linux, then, at this point, I would recommend either asking a local Linux user's group (LUG) for help or taking your system to a reputable computer repair shop or technician who is highly proficient with Linux.

Regards...
 
Old 02-06-2017, 03:36 PM   #14
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Thanks for all your non-help. I've been suitably impressed with your use of the lingo but have no clue as to what you are saying. Microsoft does a much better job sorry to say... at least they used to fix my issues.
OK. For others reading this thread

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...yer-linux.html

Quote:
You have version 24,0,0,194 installed
Code:
~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
 
Old 02-06-2017, 06:40 PM   #15
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Thanks for all your non-help. I've been suitably impressed with your use of the lingo but have no clue as to what you are saying. Microsoft does a much better job sorry to say... at least they used to fix my issues.
Yes, all the malware is pre-installed on windows. Did you buy a system that come with linux? Clearly it got installed somehow. I doubt that process has changed much. 2 storage devices, one to boot from with an installer image on it, and one to receive the installed distro. Rufus under windows can put the installer image on one of the drives. Various sites to help you select your image.

distrowatch.com
ubuntu.com

and others. I kind of liked the fedora installer the last time I used it (version 23). I think your concern might be with adobe, not linux, since flash is their product. If they don't want you to have it, then clearly they've done a good job of making it difficult to obtain and use. Or not.
 
  


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