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Old 09-19-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
elementadiobam
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How can I edit sources.list


I have Ubuntu Dapper Drake and I need to know how to edit the sources.list. I also need to know if there is any way to watch videos on websites like youtube that use flash player. I did it with wine, but with wine it is too slow to watch videos. Well, If anyone can help me post back.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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You can edit sources.list bu opening the terminal program and typing:
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
The easy way to install flash and other non-free stuff is with automatix. The installation process is described here: http://getautomatix.com/wiki/index.p...6_Dapper_Drake
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 11:09 AM   #4
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Depends on your browser, but should it be Mozilla Firefox.. just use the FFX Flash Plugin?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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Add extra repos and type:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
sudo update-flashplugin
 
Old 09-19-2006, 05:51 PM   #6
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I have Mozilla Firefox. Can you explain what the FFX plugin is?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:35 PM   #7
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When I do this:

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sudo update-flashplugin
it says: automatic installation failed due to network problems or upstream changes

Can you tell me what I can do to fix it?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 09:19 PM   #8
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I don't know why that's not working, but the easiest alternative method of installing Flash is to go to a site that uses Flash, click on Firefox's "Additional plugins are required to display all media on this page..." message, and just go through the installation steps.

Keep in mind, though, that the latest version of the Flash plugin for Linux is 7 - it works with Youtube et al., but a lot of other stuff requires a higher version; for those, you will need WINE. Also, audio and video tends to be slightly out of sync. Just a couple notes.

Last edited by Aranel; 09-19-2006 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:53 PM   #9
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it says: automatic installation failed due to network problems or upstream changes

Can you tell me what I can do to fix it?
I had the same problem.

I fix it by clicking "Install missing plugins..." on the toolbar that appears when a flash file can't be played.

If it doesn't work, download flash player and follow these steps: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

 
Old 09-20-2006, 09:57 AM   #10
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I don't know why that's not working, but the easiest alternative method of installing Flash is to go to a site that uses Flash, click on Firefox's "Additional plugins are required to display all media on this page..." message, and just go through the installation steps.

Keep in mind, though, that the latest version of the Flash plugin for Linux is 7 - it works with Youtube et al., but a lot of other stuff requires a higher version; for those, you will need WINE. Also, audio and video tends to be slightly out of sync. Just a couple notes.
I found a link yesterday to a plugin for firefox that shows the embedded media in the page and if you press it it opens it in your video player. I watch videos on break and metacafe too now that i have this plugin.
 
  


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