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    ubuntu adobe flash problem

    Hi

    I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop and am playing around with it and so far so good, the only problem that I am having though is any flash application i try to use through my firefox browser, I just can't use it.

    I gone through a number of guidelines on the internet to try to fix it but just not having any luck.

    Has anyone had any similar issues with installing flash on ubunutu?

    I have tried to remove flash completly using synpatic package manager and tried to reinstall it with no avail and also gone directly to adobe website and installed the linux installer and it seems to have installed when i try to run it through terminal but just having problems.

    any help would be greatly appreciated..

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    is it 64bit?
    there is no 64bit linux flash player afaik you have to install ff in a chrooted 32bit environment.

    do you have /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    is it 64bit?
    there is no 64bit linux flash player afaik you have to install ff in a chrooted 32bit environment.

    do you have /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
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    Hi I am using 32bit Ubuntu and I have just looked in that path that you mentioned and I don't have anything there. Could that be the reason?

    thanks

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    yes it should be there.
    try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    and see if it appears

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    yes it should be there.
    try
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    Hi

    I ran the command you suggested and it seems to have installed successfully, that folder is now in that area but still no flash works on firefox.

    For example if i go to youtube and view a video all i get is a blank white screen.

    thanks

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    try manually linking the plugin to your firefox plugins directory:

    Code:
    sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so  /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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    I have tried that and it comes up with the following message

    creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so': File exists

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    Its odd because now I think it has started to work partly. My edugeek avatar is butthead and before it was static but now it has begun to move, could this be related to this? as that file is only a gif.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post
    Its odd because now I think it has started to work partly. My edugeek avatar is butthead and before it was static but now it has begun to move, could this be related to this? as that file is only a gif.
    no, its a gif

    creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so': File exists
    I guess the manual flashplayer instell worked. did you restart FF?

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    yes I have restarted the computer to see if that helped and it hasnt.

    I thought I would install opera to see if it would resolve the problem as maybe it could have been a firefox issue, but the same issue happens in opera as well.

    Is there any tool I can use to check the status of the install?

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    Have you tried looking at this thread

    [all variants] Comprehensive Multimedia & Video How-to - Ubuntu Forums

    Chilbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranj View Post

    Is there any tool I can use to check the status of the install?
    Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilbs View Post

    HOORAY!! I followed the instructions and it now works, thank to both of you for the support.. much appreciated



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