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bobdobbs
December 13th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Hi all.

I'm using ubuntu 10.10, 64bit.

My current version of firefox is 6.02. I'd like to update it.

I downloaded and installed version 8 in an opt directory, but it wouldn't run flash videos. One of the bits of advice I got was that firefox should be installed in a normal directory in order for flash to work.

However, it looks like the repos are out of date.
If I do 'apt-get install firefox', I get 6.02

Is there a way to install the latest version of firefox and have flash running on a 64bit platform?

mikewhatever
December 13th, 2011, 10:41 AM
The Maverick repositories should have Firefox 3.6.24, so the fact that you see 6.02 means you've probably added PPAs. Try removing them.

/opt is a normal directory, whatever that means.

JasonR
December 13th, 2011, 03:36 PM
You might try installing the Firefox Addon "Flash Aid". It will install the required plugins for version 8.

lovinglinux
December 14th, 2011, 10:06 PM
See Firefox 8 & Beyond Mega Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247)