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    Adobe Flash Player, and Amarok


    Hello, I've gone to a few other websites, and found that typically the easiest way to install something is through the "sudo apt-get" and so I tryed getting Adobe with the "sudo apt-get install flashplugin non-free, and I ended up getting this:

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    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
    ...I don't know what else to do from here.

    Also I tryed installing Amarok, and I get:
    sudo apt-get install amarok
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package amarok
    ...where do I get an Amarok package, I've already saved the tar.bz2 file onto my disk, what else do I need to do? And that doesn't seem to be the only program that I can't find a package for, that's the typical response from many of the things I've tried to instal

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    i am assuming you are using ubuntu.
    to install these use the add remove applications icon in the menu.
    this should enable automaticaly the relelent repositories to enable installation

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    What Linux distribution are you using? Can you post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list. It appears that you cannot access the online repositories for your distribuiton probably because you only have local media enabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markharding557 View Post
    i am assuming you are using ubuntu.
    to install these use the add remove applications icon in the menu.
    this should enable automaticaly the relelent repositories to enable installation
    Yes, you assume correctly, I'm using Ubuntu. I tryed doing the the "add remove" applications. The search bar shows there is nothing Adobe related, and when I tryed to click on Amarok I got a message that says:

    Canonical Ltd. provides technical support and security updates for Amarok
    Amarok cannot be installed on your computer type (i386). Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type.

    actually every program on "add/remove" says that.

    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    What Linux distribution are you using? Can you post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list. It seems appears that you cannot access the online repositories for your distribuiton probably because you only have local media enabled.
    ...where can I find my /etc/apt/sources.list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanx View Post
    ...where can I find my /etc/apt/sources.list?
    You can navigate to it using your file manager, or open a terminal and enter the following command:

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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    Eeeeh...well I've got the contense but I can't seem to post them I get a " Do you want to open "New Rely Php" wheither I cancel or accept I, I still can't post it.

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    Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean, but you should be able to copy/paste the content of the file in question into the message reply box here on the forums.

    It's best if you enclose the text in quote tags.
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    The quotes did the trick

    "deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy partner
    deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy partner

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src Index of /ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse "

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    Almost all sources are commented out.
    Press Alt+F2 and type this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    It will open sources.list file in Gedit.

    Remove # sign before all lines having words main, universe, multiverse and backports. Save file and execute this in Terminal
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree amarok
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

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    That worked great, thanks a lot everyone.

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