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    FLash failing


    Is anyone else having issues with flash on kubuntu desktops 12.04

    is there a way to totally clean it from the system then reinstall and if so how?

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    1. what, specifically, do you mean by "flash"? do you mean a CompactFlash drive or USB thumb drive, for example. provide make/model, if you have that info. more importantly, how is it being used/accessed by the system?

    2. what errors are you experiencing to lead you to believe you are having issues? Post exact errors messages or describe symptoms as well as you can.

    3. not sure what you mean by "clean it" but if you answer the first two questions, i'm sure it will become more clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    1. what, specifically, do you mean by "flash"? do you mean a CompactFlash drive or USB thumb drive, for example. provide make/model, if you have that info. more importantly, how is it being used/accessed by the system?

    2. what errors are you experiencing to lead you to believe you are having issues? Post exact errors messages or describe symptoms as well as you can.

    3. not sure what you mean by "clean it" but if you answer the first two questions, i'm sure it will become more clear.
    I am sorry for the lack of detail in my earlier question; I am referring to adobe flash player for web browsers, adobe flash crashes every time I attempt to play a flash movie & i dont know what to do. Most times the only way i can view flash movies i want is to load a vitual machine but i should not have to do that outside of that i like kubuntu linux a lot!!

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    How did you go about installing Flash?
    Through the Ubuntu repos? Or from the Adobe website?
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    yes, answer Jay's questions. and if no forms of Adobe flash work out, you can always try Gnash, a Linux alternative to Flash. i used it with some success in the past, but, frankly the Linux versions of Adobe Flash were better and did not crash on me, so I went back to Adobe.

    what sites are you visiting that cause crashes, btw, that might help us diagnose, too.

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    You can also use Lightspark too. I've also heard of people redirecting the streamed output from say YouTube directly to VLC player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    How did you go about installing Flash?
    Through the Ubuntu repos? Or from the Adobe website?
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree is how i did it but there appears to be no shortages of crashes
    perhaps i will try to export the stream to vlc or smplayer as suggested

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    Quote Originally Posted by dureal99d View Post
    is there a way to totally clean it from the system then reinstall and if so how?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    And possibly:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    Should get you going.
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    Another similar way to attack this,

    Remove flash and config files
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
    Update repos and install any new packages just for the sake of it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Finally reinstall flash
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Note: this cured my "blue tinted" videos in a web browser using flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixblog View Post
    Another similar way to attack this,

    Remove flash and config files
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
    Update repos and install any new packages just for the sake of it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Finally reinstall flash
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Note: this cured my "blue tinted" videos in a web browser using flash
    I shall attempt this as soon as i get home & than you guys & gals

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