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Old 06-08-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
MamaNoob1984
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Arrow What version of Flash will work in Ubuntu 8.04?


I have had problems with Ubuntu Linux since the beginning. I had flash installed at one time, but there was no sound. Every time there is automatic updates i allow them..but somewhere along the line my version of Flash must have gotten outdated.

I read on here that some versions of Flash do not work with Linux? Maybe that is why I am having such a hard time getting it installed...I have absolutely NO clue what I am doing on this OS, so any explanation will have to be explained to me like i am 2 years old. I know how to open a terminal window and get to Synaptic that's about it.

So I guess my question is : What version of Flash do I need to install and HOW do i install it?

UPDATE: 6/8/09: I tried to download Flash 10 (apparently it doesn't work with Ubuntu 8.04) So i did this to remove the plugin and tried to revert back to the version of Flash in the repo:
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  konqueror-nsplugins libflashsupport ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/18.9kB of archives.
After this operation, 168kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
(Reading database ... 217237 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.159.0ubuntu1~hardy1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.159.0ubuntu1~hardy1) ...
Downloading...
Error parsing proxy URL http://:7446/: Invalid host name.
download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.
Why did I receive an error message? And why did it say there was no Flash plugin I thought Ubuntu had a version saved in the repositories...so confused and almost completely fed up with all of this...

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Old 06-08-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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Does this help?
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspo...-sound-in.html
google is your friend
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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The terminal command 'sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree' will install the correct version of Flash (9 I believe) for your Ubuntu 8.04 install.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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Thumbs down nope

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Does this help?
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspo...-sound-in.html
google is your friend
jdk
yeah not really. I don;t know how to install the aforementioned 'library'.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Question this is what came up:

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The terminal command 'sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree' will install the correct version of Flash (9 I believe) for your Ubuntu 8.04 install.
Code:
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
So it's kind of a dead end..i still get "need to install the newest version of Flash player" every time i go to a video site or anything else that uses Flash. It is driving me crazy.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
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According to Firefox, what version (or versions) of the flash plugin are installed? Just type
Code:
about:plugins
in the url bar to find out.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #7
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the only plugin i could find on that list that mentioned flash was this one:

video/flv

and it is enabled.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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the only plugin i could find on that list that mentioned flash was this one:

video/flv

and it is enabled.
Not enough information. The "about: plugins" entry should look like this:
Quote:
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
That's the part that's important. What does yours say? It should be on top of the table that lists MIME Types - Description - Suffixes -Enabled
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-10-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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Not enough information. The "about: plugins" entry should look like this:


That's the part that's important. What does yours say? It should be on top of the table that lists MIME Types - Description - Suffixes -Enabled
cheers,
jdk
i have nothing that remotely looks like what you just described in that table. no libflashplayer.so. The only time i saw anything that said Flash in the entire thing was what i posted earlier....the video/flv. all the "plugins" in that table are enabled, nothing is turned off.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 11:52 PM   #10
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i have nothing that remotely looks like what you just described in that table. no libflashplayer.so. The only time i saw anything that said Flash in the entire thing was what i posted earlier....the video/flv. all the "plugins" in that table are enabled, nothing is turned off.
It looks like you don't have the flash plugin correctly installed. Where is the file libflashplayer.so located on your machine?
jdk
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:21 AM   #11
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I mangaged to get it working.

I installed flash 10 after i had removed flash plugin nonfree and it still didn't work. So on whatever site it was it asked me if i wanted to install the plugin (now i have tried this many times before and failed), so i figured sure why not. Well THIS time it let me correctly install the plugin...so i exited out all the firefox windows and when i re opened them I ahd flash running properly. Thanks a lot for your help.
 
  


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