Ubuntu Linux: How to Install Flash Player for firefox

by on September 9, 2006 · 135 comments· LAST UPDATED July 3, 2008

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Q. How do I install Flash Player for Firefox web browser under Ubuntu Linux?

A. First, close running Firefox.

Open the terminal (shell prompt)

Install Flash Player For Ubuntu Linux

Type the following command to install flash player:

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now flash player should be working. Visit youtube or any other site to view flash content.

Troubleshooting tip

Update: This issue only relevant to older Ubuntu Linux version such as 6.04.

Some people may find voice is not working with newly installed flash player. Type following commands to solve this problem (thanks to macewan.org):
$ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
$ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

Find line that read as FIREFOX_DSP and set to:
FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"

Save and close the file.

Close Firefox and restart it again.

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1 jack September 17, 2006 at 11:31 pm

To get flash sound working in Ubuntu, run the following commands to setup the ESD environment:

Make sure you use updated version:
sudo update-flashplugin

Now fix sound:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1

ln -s /tmp/.esd-1000 /tmp/.esd

Above three steps fixed my sound problem. Hope this helps some one.

Cheers,

Jack

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2 macewan October 19, 2006 at 5:37 pm

Flash 9 is now available for Linux. I’ve tested it on Edgy with Beryl and it still works just fine.

cheers,

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3 Steve August 23, 2007 at 3:05 pm

When I installed the flashplayer trom the terminal (which was far easier than downloading and unpackaging a .tar file by the way), I only had to type in the first command of the two provided i.e apt-get sudo install flashplugin-nonfree. In fact, the terminal did not recognize the command sudo update-flashplugin. It didn’t matter because when I tested my system it was working anyways

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4 mike June 27, 2008 at 6:59 pm

i am new to Ubuntu and am trying to install flashplugin i have typed the above 2 lines in, Ubuntu asks for a password I try to type my password in but it wont let me! Can anyone help please? thanks Mike

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5 Robert September 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

when you type in your password, the characters wont show. it wont even display stars for your typed password. just type in your password and hit enter and it will work
:D cheers!
oh if you want to set urself in root without using sudo for everything u do in terminal, then use this line:

sudo su -
hit enter
type in ur password and hit enter

u should now be root in ur terminal. thats 1 less sudo for every sudo needed haha

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6 Thomas June 28, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Nope, the first command does the install, so the second one is not needed. The first one also fails.

After it downloads the file, it uppacks it, then comes back with this:

md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

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7 IGI July 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Where do i have to write this (I’m totally new to ubuntu). Can please someone tell me step by step or something… I tryed the terminal, looks like:

igi@igi:~$ $ apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
bash: $: command not found

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8 nixCraft July 3, 2008 at 1:14 pm

You only need to type following without $ symbol:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

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9 Altamash December 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Every Above commands fails but it does

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10 IGI July 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Thank you ;D managed

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11 fere July 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm

um, I’m really new to ubuntu too. I followed vivek instructions and they worked, so I typed my password and all that, but then it says that the flashplugin-nonfree can’t be found. Is there something that I need to do first? HELP!

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12 fere July 8, 2008 at 5:45 am

ok, never mind… I got it.

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13 Shaan July 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
zeeshan@shaan:~$ sudo update-flashplugin
sudo: update-flashplugin: command not found
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While executing, I get this error. I’m a newbie to ubuntu. anyideas.

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14 Robert September 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

use the “sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree” line. it works for ubuntu 10.04.
just make sure ur package lists are up to date by typing
sudo apt-get update

then type
sudo apt-get upgrade

if you have to restart afterward do so.
also if you need to do more than one sudo command, you might as well practise setting urself in root in terminal by typing the following:

sudo su -

hit enter then type ur password, hit enter

this command will set u as root so u dont need to keep typing “sudo”
this command will use YOUR password, not a root password- but it will set you as root.

:D enjoy!

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15 Mike September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I still can’t get this to work! I keep getting “: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Any suggestions?

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16 fere July 13, 2008 at 11:14 am

@ Shaan: Maybe you don’t have the multiserver/universe enable, not sure if that would work, just an idea… I’m new too.

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17 MarkV July 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

I’ve tried all methods – gui, and terminal. All say they complete properly, but no player – Hardy Heron and Firefox 3. Where do I go from here?

Thanks in advance.

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18 shilo August 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm

I’m new to xubuntu and I got flash,and itunes but I can’t hear the flash videos please help me!!!

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19 san August 19, 2008 at 7:28 pm

ardy Heron and Firefox 3. Where do I go from here?

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20 Andre Gompel August 24, 2008 at 5:45 am

== On ubuntu 8.04.1 64 bits ==

1) From the Adobe Web site download the latest linux flash player which is an RPM file.

For me, the file was:

“adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm”

Then using from the command line, where the file is:

1) alien -d adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

This will create a debian package file:

“adobe-release-i386_1.0-2_all.deb”

2) Install “classically” as any other .deb package.

I just used Dolphin, clicked on the .deb file, and installed using the package installer as proposed.

3) Exit Firefox.

4) Kill Firefox task:
ps -e |grep -i fire

18509 ? 00:01:13 firefox

kill 18509 (or the task id, given above)

That’s all, try Utube to test that flash works!

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21 umesh May 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

nice

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22 Craig Barnes September 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Will somebody PLEASE tell me how to locate where installed plugins are and much more importantly, how to actually run them??!! When I return to the webpage that said a specific plugin was missing, nothing has changed. The message and icon (don’t even know how to describe it) are still there and I still can’t view the video or hear the sound associated with it. Enough with all this installation info and advice, already, please. Doesn’t anybody know how to instruct a complete newbie how to locate and then actually get the ***** plugin or program to run? This is incredibly frustrating trying to get an answer to this on any forum, official documentation, or chat board I’ve been to. I can’t believe Linux users just install programs and then just leave them in whatever location and never actually run or use them.

Craig Barnes

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23 Jennifer Werkhoven September 11, 2008 at 5:19 am

Oh my god. THANK YOU.

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24 seph September 11, 2008 at 10:09 pm

ok I am fairly new to ubuntu but have been using it for some time i had youtube working at one time but one day it just didnt work any longer I’ve tried the adobe flash player to no avail i’ve tried updating my plug-in nterminal reads “command not found” i need some help someone let me know this secret

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25 migueltherocker October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm

i get the following error

“E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem. ”

help?

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26 khalil khan December 21, 2008 at 7:17 am

i unable to install flash player on NIClinux

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27 Jomar Sarmiento December 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Ok, I’m new to Ubuntu (I’m using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS), and I want to install Flash Player. It successfully installed the Flash Plugin but when I try it on YouTube, MySpace, etc., it doesn’t work.

Please, can someone help me?

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28 Paul Mozarowski December 31, 2008 at 2:38 am

someone at cornell used to have a website where you could just copy and paste directly everything you needed to do to set everything up. Now that person must have been hired to do a job somewhere, and that webpage has disappeared. now i have no idea how to get my flash player to work. it was working before, but now there is version 10, and when i went to update it, it only got so far, and then there was an error, and now nothing works, and there is no cornell site to help me aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh.

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29 HollyWood January 7, 2009 at 3:52 am

Apparently there is a bug with the flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu 8.10.

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30 Ste January 25, 2009 at 8:26 am

I used the sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree to install flash, it was easy quick and much better then trying to figure out how to install sources. Thank you.

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31 FFP February 11, 2009 at 3:14 am

Thank you sooooo much Ste!!!
So easy and it works
remember to restart your browser after the install is complete

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32 Tatiana February 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Hey guys, I’m newbie with Linux. I followed all the instructions and the flash player was installed successfully, although, the plug in does not work at Firefox! It seems like there’s not any plug in here. =( Did I forget something? Thanks everyone!

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33 Nanreh Natsuba March 4, 2009 at 2:59 am

Finally, it works! Thanks..

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34 elSivestre May 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

it worked for me, on ubuntu 9.4 (64bits) !!!

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35 type May 13, 2009 at 7:21 am

ty Jack.

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36 Gary May 19, 2009 at 12:56 am

I installed the package but YouTube and other sites still ask me to upgrade to a newer version of Flash. As I recall from several years ago, some versions of Ubuntu are broken regarding the installer. You have to figure out where the files should be and move them there. Still working on mine with a new install of Dapper Drake. It sure would be nice if someone with a tiny bit of real expertise would explain the solution.

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37 Vince noir May 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm

E: couldnt find package flashplugin-nonfree

It cant ever seem to find any thing, using jaunty
Can anyone help me figure this out.

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38 seph May 22, 2009 at 2:37 am

ok The only work around i ever found for this is gnash forget this thread look in your synaptic manager locate gnash and install the newest version as of march this year is gnash 0.8.5 its a software that is fully compatible with linux installing it is somewhat of a hassle but just read the instructions and it should help you all

I received the same message as vince noir E:package couldnt be found blah blah

Try gnash if it doesnt work for you simply uninstall it

GOOD LUCK No one said linux was easy but it sure is fun and rewarding when you finally get something to work

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39 skymuss June 3, 2009 at 8:57 am

http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/otherversions/

deb source of flash player 10

have fun
skymuss

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40 robert December 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thanks,you help me so much!

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41 Andre June 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Thx for the tip, this worked for me in ubuntu v9.?? and AMD64 and firefox 3.??
But I use Opera daily, and in opera it’s not working :(

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42 Andre June 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm

This worked for opera9.64 (and firefox they reported), in AMD64 and ubuntu 9.04

Just download an unzip(I did this in the desktop, where ever this may be):
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar -xvzf libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

Copy the file:
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

and clean up everything:
rm libflashplayer.so
rm libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

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43 alexandre October 21, 2011 at 2:52 am

this works for firefox too. thank you!

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44 Sean July 12, 2009 at 3:18 am

Im having the same problem as mike, and am running EEEBuntu
” mike 06.27.08 at 6:59 pm
i am new to Ubuntu and am trying to install flashplugin i have typed the above 2 lines in, Ubuntu asks for a password I try to type my password in but it wont let me! Can anyone help please? thanks Mike”

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45 Ryan July 15, 2009 at 5:36 am

i try to install flash player and no matter what i do it days

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

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46 uday July 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

Hi,
When I try to install adobe flash player 10 on ubuntu it throws the following error:

Error: Wrong architecture ‘i386′

Can anyone help me out in this regard?

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47 Art July 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm

What is a terminal (shell prompt) and how do I find it

thanks

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48 DOES NOT WORK WE H8 YOOOO July 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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49 Scummothy August 4, 2009 at 8:54 am

“What is a terminal (shell prompt) and how do I find it”
terminal is the alternative to the graphic user interface, usually found under
Applications- Accessories. (can vary from OS to OS.)

but now my issue :)
have installed flashplayer 10.. have done :

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
and get message :
$Building dependency tree
$ Reading state information… Done
$ flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
$ 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Everything seems to say that I have the latest version installed, however, the kicker is that it still won’t work.

any ideas?

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50 Andre August 4, 2009 at 11:21 am

Everything seems to say that I have the latest version installed, however, the kicker is that it still won’t work.

Just remove the old plugin(s) first. I know they are located on several places, one of them is:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
This is also the one and only place where the plugin must be!

Do a global search on your machine for ‘libflashplayer.so’ and deinstall/remove all of them. You have to search the internet how to do so, sorry.

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51 misho August 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

this is going to sound really really dumb, but in my case, I couldn’t get flash working no matter what I tried, because I never fully closed firefox when I installed flash – the downloads window was still open, so the changes would not apply! that’s sorted now, digging deeper to discover more of the linux secrets :-)

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52 raghavendra August 20, 2009 at 7:49 am

Oh its working for me I am really thrilled. Any idea about how to install the Hardy-Mariux 2.0 package. Its just theme like mac osx version. If you have please mail me.

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53 Brandon August 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Oh my god. Thank you for this writeup.

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54 yoyo abdul August 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm

please can anyone help me to install flash on ubunty 5.0.4.
I’ve run all the instructions that is provided but none of them work.

Thanks!

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55 raghu August 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm

i had problem with lunix before. but after i read and understand this page i solve the problem that my computer had.

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56 sujith September 4, 2009 at 2:29 am

hi am new to ubuntu..\

When I run the first command I get the error message “E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem. ”

how can I solve this problem ??? can anyone help ? please……

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57 Rahul Agrawal September 9, 2009 at 2:59 am

on trying to install is giving error.Plz help…am a new user
Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (13 Permission denied)

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58 S.Chandrasekhar September 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Hi–

Everyone, i am desperate to know how to install flash player in UBUNTU 9.04. I have tried all things by going to the terminal and typing the sudo apt command but i get this error

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree

Please help me out as soon as you can!!!

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59 romeo May 3, 2010 at 12:57 am

i want to install this flash player because it’s the best

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60 oliver September 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm

sorry…noob question… how can u all know the code like sudo apt-get and thing? did u all learn yourself or any experience or just randomly create the code? i still messed my terminal with these unfamiliar codes…..

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61 nixCraft September 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

1. Gooogle it
2. Read the man pages.
3. Gain experience
4. Practice

5. Profit ;)

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62 Dennisofnewport October 2, 2009 at 3:10 pm

FlashPlayer

When I try to open a flash file in Firefox nothing happens, when I try to open a flash file from my desktop I get “ GStreamer encountered a general supporting library error.” what should I do?

I have followed your instructions to sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree went well.

thanks

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63 Clifford October 6, 2009 at 4:12 am

Best Help Ever for ubuntu!

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64 Naman October 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

i recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 , you tube, etc were not working

the command worked

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

made everything very simple

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65 Kev October 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I am really new to Ubuntu, i just downloaded it and trying to get flash player to work. i dont know computers the best so i am trying to figure out in the instructions what “Open the terminal (shell prompt)” means. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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66 karthick November 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Even after typing this it never works help me

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67 ccadenas November 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Hi there,

I am new with ubuntu. I am trying to install flash player because I cannot see videos in youtube. I go to the adobe web site and I download the version for ubuntu…and after that …i click on the file after donwload and doesn’t work.

I tried the command explained above and I get this message:

ccadenas@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
[sudo] password for ccadenas:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package flashplugin-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package flashplugin-nonfree has no installation candidate

Can someone give me a hint????

Thanks in advance

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68 stu November 15, 2009 at 4:01 am

i have tried this allot but all that happens is this

stewart@stewart-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
[sudo] password for stewart:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree

help please

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69 ak niazi May 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

remove first your buffer and then install again .
clean ur buffer memory

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70 ninjaphysics November 17, 2009 at 12:45 am

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

works for me.

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree installs something but youtube still asks for adobe plugin.

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71 shamal November 19, 2009 at 12:02 am

hi

The problem is I have already adobe flash and I have been writing this in the terminal
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

and it was no problem. but I can not still use youtube.
can somebody help me?

regards

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72 TC November 21, 2009 at 5:04 am

Ok so this is my problem…I instaled the flash player just fine about 2 weeks ago. everything was working. I had to reboot my computer to factory settings recently and videos still play and if i go to playlist.com songs will play but when i go to my myspace its says “In order to listen or view this content you will have to upgrade your version of Flash.” so im confused… I tried to put the sound code but it says it already exists. Can someone PLEASE help me

Thanks
-TC

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73 Shane November 26, 2009 at 3:18 pm

i tried to install the .gib file of flash and i get this error after about 3 seconds Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libnspr4-dev i need help!!!!!!!!!

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74 lior November 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

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75 TC November 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

can someone please help! its saying 1 newly installed and 17 not upgraded :/ very confused

lateecia@lateecia:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
[sudo] password for lateecia:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
konqueror-nsplugins libflashsupport msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 17 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 … 96171 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from …/flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.152.0ubuntu0netbook1_lpia.deb) …
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.152.0ubuntu0netbook1) …
Downloading…
–02:25:01– http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/current/9/install_flash_player_9.tar.gz
=> `./install_flash_player_9.tar.gz’
Resolving download.macromedia.com… 96.7.99.191
Connecting to download.macromedia.com|96.7.99.191|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 3,057,910 (2.9M) [application/x-gzip]

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02:25:17 (187.83 KB/s) – `./install_flash_player_9.tar.gz’ saved [3057910/3057910]

Download done.
md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9.tar.gz
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

lateecia@lateecia:~$

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76 drew December 8, 2009 at 12:11 am

i done all of the above but when it ask for my like this ([sudo] password for drew)
i enter my password and it says something like password failed because its already in use, please i really need help i love ubuntu i dnt want to have to go back to windows xp

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77 Brownie December 18, 2009 at 1:13 am

Hey.

I am running Ubuntu Hardy Herron 8.04.
I did the code in the terminal and it looked like it worked fine, no errors, it said: “The Flash plugin is installed”.
I go on Youtube and it didn’t work, I tried myspace video, still didn’t work.
What should I do?

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78 kaos murah halal December 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm

this realy usefull

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79 jay January 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm

when ever i am watching videos on the internet and i put fullsreen mode the picture begins to freeze. can someone please help me

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80 buddy24 January 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

wow !! works perfect….

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81 saravanan February 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

It worked for me. Thank you very much sir.

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82 Filip February 17, 2010 at 8:39 am

In our shool in terminal we have a password how can we find out what is the password

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83 Hayden Shelton February 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hey I’m a newbie to ubuntu as well. If you’re super new, forget the shell prompt. Simply go to the flash player download site, select the .deb file to download and save it. Once it’s complete, simply double click on the .deb and install the package. This worked for me and I’ve only been using Ubuntu for 2 hours!

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84 Robert September 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

in ubuntu, saying “forget the shell prompt” is the wrong idea. if your only looking for a graphical user interface OS then switch back to Microsoft windows. since most programs that install need root, youll need to get used to using terminal, or you will get access denied. not all programs even have a linux version of what you want. get used to using the teminal or it will be your mistake

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85 Pach September 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

^^^^ swag

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86 Jones September 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Dude, chill. We were all newbies once.

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87 sachin February 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

It worked for me… visited allot of other sites but all the solutions failed.. and yours worked on the very first go … thnx allot…. everytime I get these issues I always think of switching to windows and solutions like yours change my mind :) … thnxx…..

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88 Rocka April 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

i tried to install the newest flash which is flash player 10 but first i had a problem where i cant get to dispose flashplayer 9 in about:plugins.. but i managed to do so afterwards and now i cant install the new flash player 10.. i need help! thanks!

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89 edwardo April 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Hayden nailed it—ive been pulling my hair out—-get the .deb file—automatically installs—everything working like a champ

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90 Jack April 29, 2010 at 1:32 am

Worked great for me!

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91 CJtheComedian May 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Excellent! Thank you!

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92 Vsevolod Novikov June 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

The “aoss” trick is not necessary for Flash Player of current version (10.1, I don’t know what about previous versions). I’ve found a problem in the ALSA config: wrong device number for the default device. Just apply the following patch to /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf:

— alsa.conf.orig 2010-06-27 22:23:58.000000000 +0400
+++ alsa.conf 2010-06-27 22:50:30.000000000 +0400
@@ -60,8 +60,8 @@
# show extended name hints
defaults.namehint.extended off
#
-defaults.ctl.card 0
-defaults.pcm.card 0
+defaults.ctl.card 1
+defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.pcm.device 0
defaults.pcm.subdevice -1
defaults.pcm.nonblock 1
@@ -100,14 +100,14 @@
# truncate files via file or tee PCM
defaults.pcm.file_format “raw”
defaults.pcm.file_truncate true
-defaults.rawmidi.card 0
+defaults.rawmidi.card 1
defaults.rawmidi.device 0
defaults.rawmidi.subdevice -1
-defaults.hwdep.card 0
+defaults.hwdep.card 1
defaults.hwdep.device 0
defaults.timer.class 2
defaults.timer.sclass 0
-defaults.timer.card 0
+defaults.timer.card 1
defaults.timer.device 0
defaults.timer.subdevice 0

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93 Mr Nooby-Pants July 4, 2010 at 3:52 am

Thanks, I can watch porn again!!! :P
Linux is really weird, sometimes it is an enigma and other times it is so ridiculously simple it doesn’t even make sense.

One thing I can’t understand is how you install things that you’ve already downloaded, it is so strange to me that you can download anything from anywhere with one line and yet getting something that is right on my hard drive to install seems to be a big effort.
Maybe it isn’t and you can help…

Thanks again

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94 emma cooper July 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

PLEASE HELP! not very good with computers, trying to install adobe flash player on my computer with linux. It won’t even let me type in the shell prompt on the terminal…. what now??????

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95 thomas July 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I am new to UbUnTu. All this makes no sense. Is it possible to install a player or listen to MuSaC? In US English Please….

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96 Timy August 11, 2010 at 3:11 am

Thank you Hayden. I am totally new to Ubuntu. I always avoid to use the shell prompt because it’s really frustating. Haha.
Thanks God I don’t have to use it

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97 Valerie September 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I have installed it.. and it works, for the most part.
I am still getting told I Need flash player installed for bbc’s iplayer tv to work.
Any ideas? Thank you.

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98 philison November 9, 2010 at 4:18 am

Hi there I have just downloaded the flash player and did all the commands on the terminal but while trying to play i got the following message.. The adobe flash plugin has crashed…..and the thing woun’t work. Could someone help me?

The adobe flash plugin has crashed

thanks

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99 VigilentPenis November 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Hi brothers and Linux-orgy systers,

Here’s the updated version of the install script (modified the download location of the libflashplayer.so)#!/bin/bash
# Script created by
# Romeo-Adrian Cioaba romeo.cioaba@spotonearth.com
# Super minor updates by jason.melton[at]gmail[dot]com
# Updates by Alejandro Cuervo 3[at]cuervo[dot]net
# Released under GPL

echo “Closing Firefox”
sudo killall -9 firefox

echo “Downloading and instaling Getlibs for required libraries”
wget http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs-all.deb
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

echo “Removing previous installs of flash:”
sudo apt-get remove -y –purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

echo “Installing ia32-libs and nspluginwrapper”
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs nspluginwrapper

echo “Getting libs”
sudo getlibs -p libcurl3
sudo getlibs -p libnss3-1d
sudo getlibs -p libnspr4-0d

echo “Installing Flash Player 10″
cd ~
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
tar zxvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf ~/install_flash_player_10_linux/
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

echo “Linking the libraries so that firefox can see them.”
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/

echo “Done :-)”
echo “You may re-start Firefox now”

If I made any mistakes feel free to correct them but at me Flash 10 works fine on my Ubuntu 64-bit.

Be vigilent! :)

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100 NestorV December 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and later
Use the Adobe Flash PPA and install the flashplugin64-installer package. You can do this by copying and pasting the following into a TERMINAL :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

You will need to restart your browser after installing for Flash to work.
Info from: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash

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101 Venci January 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

men you are ginius! 10 hours and nothing. only two lines and you are ready (happy)

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102 tsharnii December 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

2 issues

1 sound problem, message says device was removed, this is not the case but there’s some conflict, still on boot up i hear the start up tune but when i try utube i hear nothing.

2 Magic Jack not working, not sync.

any idea how to resolve?

Please and thanks

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103 bracha February 13, 2011 at 7:16 am

i have hardy heron (8.04) and trying to install flash player.
so put the command in the terminal, and got this reply:
bash: sudo: command not found
bracha@bracha:~$

anyone?
im not really good with this system yet, so please speak English, not computer lingo ;)

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104 Elvewyn March 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

I installed flash player by going on a youtube video and clicking “find missing plug-in”.
It worked fine for a day, then videos started showing up in black and white, sometimes even showing only half the screen. I completely reinstalled Ubuntu 10.04 and installed it again, but today I have the same problem. What can I do to keep flash player from doing that? I don’t want to reinstall Ubuntu every single day o.O

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105 Murp March 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I didn’t read to carefully and wrote:

$ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
$ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

in the terminal; but I have unbuntu 10.1

Does it matter and how do I revert it?

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106 arjay March 30, 2011 at 11:50 pm

arjay@arjay-HP-G56-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for arjay:
root@arjay-HP-G56-Notebook-PC:/home/arjay# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

can somebody help me with this?? pls help im new to ubuntu!
by the way my ubuntu is 64bit

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107 mgon3 December 5, 2011 at 5:39 am

just go on mozilla and go on menu look for addons and just type flash u should find all your plugins there is easier like that

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108 Elvewyn April 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

Just wanted to say that after an update flash player is now running problem free. Thank god, too. I didn’t wanna mess about with the terminal too much (<– New Linux User)

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109 manish April 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

error -unable to locate package

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110 msd April 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

hi
iam using lunux ubuntu.i trying to install flash player iam gettig error mentioned below…i need help……….plz

[sudo] password for abcd:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  guile-1.8-libs
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer
Suggested packages:
  xulrunner-1.9 konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-bitstream-vera
  ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
Need to get 22.2kB of archives.
After this operation, 233kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? n
E: Some packages could not be authenticated
abcd@vamsi:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  guile-1.8-libs
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer
Suggested packages:
  xulrunner-1.9 konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-bitstream-vera
  ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
Need to get 22.2kB of archives.
After this operation, 233kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
  Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
  Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
  Unable to connect to 000.000.000.000:http:
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-installer_10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb  Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb  Unable to connect to 000.000.000.000:http:
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

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111 Dinesh May 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hey thank u guys now my problem is solved Ya

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112 satish July 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Guyz.. iam new to ubuntu .I have downloaded latest flashplayer for linux.when i extracted it i got libflashplayer.so but i don’t know how to install it .please help me
thanks..

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113 Graham August 11, 2011 at 1:11 am

And this is why Linux will never be mainstream.

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114 dave October 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

that’s likely a good thing. if it became mainstream, we would have to pay for it and/or subscribe to an antivirus protection service.

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115 wrongname August 29, 2011 at 5:03 am

i have ubuntu 10.10 in sony 64 bit. in it flash player is not working. give me some solution

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116 aka September 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

i have ubuntu 11.04 in sony 64 bit. in it flash player is not working. give me some solution

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117 swamidas September 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

nice job

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118 dave October 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

VERSION : Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
COMPUTER : Gateway ZE6 ( Best Buy )
MAIN PROBLEM : no flash player
SECONDARY PROBLEM : E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
SOLUTION : System–>Administration–>Synaptic Package Manager–>Settings–>Repositories .. on the first tab ‘ Ubuntu Software ‘ under ‘Downloadable from the Internet ‘ the box for source code was not checked. i checked this and also changed the ‘Downloadable from: ‘ box to ‘ Main Server ‘ from ‘ Server in the United States ‘. Worked for me, hope it helps you.

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119 Dirac October 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I’m still a bit of a noob on Ubuntu.

I typed this into the terminal:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

It seemed to have gotten the job done, so I went back to firefox and back to youtube to watch my videos. It displayed this:

Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.

So I clicked on “Install Missing plugins,” and this is what it displayed:

No suitable plugins were found.

Everything was working fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu v11.1. What’s wrong and how do I fix it? I’d like to use youtube as a music player again.

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120 Dirac October 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

NVM, I figured it out. I have to type in the command to remove the flash player, then type in the command to add it. Otherwise, I’m stuck with the old one.

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121 Rob October 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Craig wrote:
> Doesn’t anybody know how to instruct a complete newbie how to locate and then actually get the ***** plugin or program to run? <
——-
Nope Craig. Welcome to the looking glass world of Ubuntu/Linux where straightforward things like installing a simple flash plugin can take you hours or even days and your unlikely to get a simple step by step guide that actually works.

I'm an IT tech to trade and I've tried several times over the years to get into using Ubuntu/Linux. It all looks great when you first boot these systems up, but the trouble starts when you want to install or upgrade stuff, even simple stuff becomes time wastingly hard. Thats why I always end up going back to the relative sanity of Windows XP where I can install flash player in 30 seconds with a double click of the exe. file. No fuss, no hassle, and before you say it, no viruses either.

Ubuntu/Linux is good in theory, or if you're a geek willing to waste tons of time and effort on learning and inputting codes (which DOS users used to do over 15 years ago).

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122 Claro Costa Rica October 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Thanks for the info, I was trying to update this for a while now and this was helpful

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123 Dana October 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

its working…
thankx…

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124 mgon3 December 5, 2011 at 5:42 am

IF U HAVE PROBLEMS GO ON MOZILLA MENU AND GO TO ADDONS FROM THERE U SHOULD TYPE FLASH I U SHOULD GET UR PLUGINS AUTOMATIC THEN DOING ALL THAT WORK MAKE SURE U UPDATE AND IN UPDATE MANAGER U COULD LOOK FOR FLASH PLAYER AND ALL PLUGINS AND DRIVERS U NEED

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125 Bebhinn December 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Hey there,

I found that when I got into the command window and typed in the code it didn’t work, for those of you with the same problem, here’s the solution:

1. Be more awesome.
2. Drop the dollar sign, it should look like this:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree.

You’re welcome.

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126 nick December 26, 2011 at 12:50 am

Command works, but does not get flash working. Would like some help installing flash 11 on backtrack 5 R 1 64 bit. Thanks.

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127 sachinthe December 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

thank you…that’s working

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128 funky May 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sun May 6 04:00:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

1 just download install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
2 extract it
3 put libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
so that you get /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
DONE:
works even w/o restarting firefox 15
check about:plugins
you should see: Shockwave Flash file:libflashplayer.so

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129 oldtechy April 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Thank you Funky. I have spent many hours trying to get my Ub’ 10.10 laptop to run Flash_player after a re-install, and your instructions cured my problem.
I am an old engineer – slowing down I fear – but its nice to meet someone who
understands !!!
I refuse to shift to Ubuntu 12 as I like the simplicity of using 10.10.

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130 Owain March 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

I tried everything to get flash player to work on Firefox.

Tried clicking “update” whe it whinged about having a missing plugin.

Tried the sudo approach. But that involved a lot of messing about with files and directories, I found. Plus the Adobe site isn’t very useful to Linux users.

So I found the simplist solution of all… click SOFTWARE MANAGER… search for “adobe flash” and hit INSTALL.

Simples.

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131 Uthkarsh May 15, 2013 at 5:32 am

Thank you very much! The very first instruction works flawlessly.

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132 harry d August 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

How do you install the flashplayer 11 linus.1386.tar.gz after downloading it with Firefox? What is the right command line?

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133 Elizabeth October 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

when i type it in it asks for my password, i type it in and hit enter but it says elizabeth is not in sudoers file. this incident will be reported
What can i do?

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134 wysla February 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

it is so simple just copy the following command(below) onto your terminal, ubuntu will ask for your password then hit enter the after it finishes installation restart your browser

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

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135 Shiko July 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I am trying to install an updated version of Plugins for my Mozilla Firefox on terminal using the command
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
but it brings me an error
Package flashplugin-nonfree is a virtual package provided by:
adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.378-0precise1
flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.394ubuntu0.12.04.1
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package ‘flashplugin-nonfree’ has no installation candidate
PLEASE HELP

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