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Hi, New to the site and somewhat new to Ubuntu. Just upgraded to Ubuntu 10 (64-bit) and as a result, need to update my Flashplayer. I looked into all the ...
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    Help getting Flash Player to work


    Hi,

    New to the site and somewhat new to Ubuntu. Just upgraded to Ubuntu 10 (64-bit) and as a result, need to update my Flashplayer. I looked into all the methods and nothing has worked. Can someone help?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Try these 2 commands.
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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
    Restart Firefox. Post back if it doesn't work.
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    Thanks for replying. I tried the first line and got:
    Error: can't find signing_key_fingerprint at ...

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    I saw that error several times while running Ubuntu. All while installing packages or repos that weren't in the mainstream software tree.
    Did you have any message asking if you wanted to continue? If co, continue, and then do the second command.
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    It didn't give me an option to continue. It just stops.

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    So after entering
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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
    you're back at a prompt? What happens when you run the next command?
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    ok i would just go grab the debian package from the adobe website. and install it with dpkg or gdebi. after that do a 'find / -name flash-mozilla.so' or 'find / -name libflashplayer.so' and put a copy of it in your /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or symlink it with the one (if there is one) in /etc/alternatives.
    darkseid@lain:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins$ ls -al
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Nov 19 00:48 flash-mozilla.so -> /etc/alternatives/flash-mozilla.so

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    @ Jay - I get: E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    @kr0nik I did try to copy libflashplayer.so to mozilla/plugins, but it didn't work. Anytime I try to play a video in browser I get a black screen.
    Thanks!

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    I would suggest undoing what you have already attempted and start over. I think installing the Restricted Formats package will solve your problem.
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    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Or have you already tried this method?
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    I haven't tried that one. I will. i think maybe part of my problem is that I'm not sure how to undo some things so that i can start over.
    Thanks.

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