Ubuntu Linux: How to Install Flash Player for firefox

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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.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

    1. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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:

    [email protected]:~$ $ apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    bash: $: command not found

  6. 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!

  7. Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
    [email protected]:~$ sudo update-flashplugin
    sudo: update-flashplugin: command not found
    ——-

    While executing, I get this error. I’m a newbie to ubuntu. anyideas.

    1. 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!

    2. 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?

  8. == 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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”

  18. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
    [email protected]:~$

  19. “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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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 :-)

  22. 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……

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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…..

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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:

    [email protected]:~$ 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

  28. i have tried this allot but all that happens is this

    [email protected]:~$ 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

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

    [email protected]:~$ 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.

    [email protected]:~$

  32. 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

  33. 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?

  34. 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!

    1. 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

  35. 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…..

  36. 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!

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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??????

  40. 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

  41. 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 [email protected]
    # 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! :)

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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
    [email protected]:~$

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

  45. 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

  46. 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?

  47. [email protected]:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for arjay:
    [email protected]:/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

  48. 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)

  49. 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
    [email protected]:~$ 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?
    
  50. 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..

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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).

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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

    1. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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

  59. 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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