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Old 09-11-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Installing Flash Player 10.1 on Ubuntu 10.04 for Firefox 3.6.9


I tried to install Flash Player 10.1 but it didn't work. I noticed that this issue is problematic.
I tried many techniques to install that flash player, all of them didn't work. Among them are:
  1. The usual way, by choosing apt here and received the usual error message "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is virtual."
  4. etc, whatever was found on the internet


$ uname -a
Linux rep-desktop 2.6.32-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 20 14:21:58 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS \n \l
  • Firefox v3.6.9
  • This is a 64 bit system

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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Howto get Adobe Flash working in Debian amd64 -
Old 09-27-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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Those links didn't work either.
Each time I get a Flash player version 9.0 r999. When I try to play a video in youtube, I get a black screen and a message that tells me to update my flash player (which doesn't work either).

Any ideas appreciated.

P.S. Now I have Firefox 3.6.10

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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I had to use a shell script to get flash up and running properly. I believe it is here:
Old 09-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #5
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Very simple indeed. Go to this link. Scroll down the page and select the 64bit Linux player. Download the tarball and then unpack it. It will contain a file: Bung that file in the ~/.mozilla/plugins folder. Restart FFx and you're good to go.
Oh, first you should remove any earlier versions of you installed earlier if there are any.

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