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    Duh. I just caught "Synaptic". Still crawling...Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris43068 View Post
    Then I must ask how you "purge" anything in Linux?
    Not purge anything. Purge the flash you've already installed. You haven't told us how you installed it. Did you download something? Where from? What was it? If you didn't install flash with the recommended flashplugin-installer package you will probably need to remove whatever you installed first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris43068 View Post
    If you told me to "get to the command prompt" I'm good. However, "System/Administration" gets me part way there but I don't know what I am looking for at that point to "open a Terminal".
    Hello there!
    Normally, you can open your Applications menu, and you should see something like System Tools. Then you should see Terminal.
    Once you tell us how you installed Flash, we can work from there.
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    Jay and Coffeecat:

    First of all. Thanks for the guidance!

    I learned "System/Administration/Synaptic" then it went downhill from there because I have become an addict!

    I blundered around and managed to install the Flash plug in from there and all went more than Ok!

    I think I have graduated from "crawl" to "walk" but will likely be a frequent poster of questions here!

    Thanks again.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris43068 View Post
    I learned "System/Administration/Synaptic" then it went downhill from there because I have become an addict!
    Yep... that's a package manger for ya! Makes it as simple as it can get!

    I think I have graduated from "crawl" to "walk" but will likely be a frequent poster of questions here!
    That's what we, here, like to see. Folks really learning to get into their systems.
    Ask your questions. Because odds are good that somebody here has come across it.
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    Just so you know...

    I originally downloaded Flash from the Adobe website. Followed the links for Linux, etc.

    Thinking in "Windowsspeak", I assumed the file would automatically embed itself and all would be good. At that time I had no idea there was that "extra step" that involved the package manager.

    Thanks again for your direction!

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    I think this might help you understand package managers a little better. And it will give you some tips on using it properly.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/11.04/server...anagement.html
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