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    attempted to download the latest adobe flash player. but...


    ... when I tried to download an adobe flash player, this linux windows pops up saying that I should enter a password. When I entered a password(which was the password I used to log into my linux operating system on my ibm thinkpad laptop), it says that the password is incorrect. I was under the assumption that the password that is required to download online applications and software like adobe(sudo password?) and the password that is required to log onto my operating system were the same passwords. What should I do to change the password that is needed to download online applications? I want to keep the password that is required to log onto my OS the same since I know that password.

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    It should be the same password for the initial user you created. Caps Lock off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    It should be the same password for the initial user you created. Caps Lock off?
    yes. What do you mean it should be the same password for the initial user you created? I don't think I created an initial user.

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    When you installed Ubuntu, it asked you for your name.
    And it asked you for a password to be associated with that name.
    So you are the initial user.
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    Is this the site from which you are trying to download Adobe Flashplayer?

    Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player

    Click the down arrow to the right of the drop down box and select APT for Ubuntu and you are prompted for a password??

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    I just used the link provided by yancek.
    Using my own password (I am the initial user), I am able to proceed.

    ...Since I already have Flash, I didn't complete the process.
    No need for me to do so.
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    Try installing the package "ubuntu-restricted-extras" from within Synaptic. You will get Flash, the MS Core fonts, a Java VM and iirc some other goodies as well
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