View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Flash in Ubuntu

September 15th, 2009, 05:44 PM
I just re-installed Ubuntu and thought 'first thing is to install flash' so I type in
$sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree and it says it can't find the file. Then I try it again and it says flashplugin-nonfree is already newest version, but flash isn't working! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance

September 15th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Now, if you try with http://www.adobe.com directly get flash for ubuntu (.deb) ?

September 15th, 2009, 05:50 PM
oh sorry forgot to mention i tried that and it said dependency (libnspcr or something) could not be sorted

September 15th, 2009, 05:59 PM
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

September 15th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Using the non-free version of Flash requires you to enable the Restricted Repositories. Once it is enabled then you will be able to install via apt-get.

Go to System > Administraion > Software Sources Under the tab Ubuntu Software there will be check boxes. Make sure you select the Multiverse (as the flashplugin-nonfree is in the Multiverse Repositories (http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/flashplugin-nonfree))

Once that is done go back to the terminal and type

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

If you want more information on packages you can use the search function at http://packages.ubuntu.com

If you want more information on Repositories then visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

Hope this helps!

September 15th, 2009, 06:14 PM
enable 3rd patry repositories