View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't Install [CENSORED] Adobe Flash!
March 15th, 2012, 07:45 AM
i have an rpm downloaded from adobe that SUPPOSEDLY is supposed to install flash. it doesn't. the instructions are NOT all that god-[CENSORED] clear; the proper installation location is NOT detailed, and it just gets worse after that. the only thing i could do was UNPACK the accursed thing and stare dumbly at the disembowelled archive, having already attempted the obvious, merging the usr directory with the one that already exists. i have been informed that i am denied permision DESPITE the fact i was never even ASKED for a root password. i can't believe i can't even watch a [CENSORED] video on the [CENSORED] [CENSORED] [CENSORED] internet, can't believe adobe doesn't have an actual INSTALLER for linux machines.
March 15th, 2012, 08:25 AM
You don't need in most cases to hunt down application for Ubuntu. You'll find them in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Simple open Ubuntu Software center and search for ubuntu-restricted-extras.
This will install Flash, Openjava and some codecs.
March 15th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Try using Flash Aid to sort out your flash problem.
Click on the "Help with Flash" link in my sig below and install flash aid and run the wizard then restart firefox.
March 15th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Most of the problem you are encountering is probably because you downloaded an rpm for a deb OS. Although it is possible to use an RPM, it is neither encouraged nor guaranteed to work well. Easiest way to get flash and all the codecs is just
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras Or you can install Flash Aid extension in Firefox and it'll get Flash from Adobe, extract and install it all for you plus keep your version updated.
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