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nouseforaname7
August 29th, 2008, 09:56 PM
I have the newest Flash (I think) but can't view youtube vids

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.

???

Any ideas?

Keep in mind I'm very, very, new to Linux

Crafty Kisses
August 29th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Is it just a gray box, do you get audio?

nouseforaname7
August 29th, 2008, 09:59 PM
It gives the 'Click to download Latest Flash Player" thing

Crafty Kisses
August 29th, 2008, 09:59 PM
It give the 'Click to download Latest Flash Player" thing

What version of Ubuntu are you using?

nouseforaname7
August 29th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Hardy

Crafty Kisses
August 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Try this in Terminal:

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
Then after that, do this:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

wolfen69
August 29th, 2008, 10:09 PM
sometimes a simple uninstall/re-install will do.

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
then

sudo apt-get clean
then

sudo apt-get autoremove
then

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
make sure firefox is closed during this.

nouseforaname7
August 29th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Already tried

Maybe it's a javascript problem?

I have it ticked however

Crafty Kisses
August 29th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Post the results of this command:

java --version

wolfen69
August 29th, 2008, 10:12 PM
if you do not do "clean" and "autoremove", you will just be re-installing the exact same package. (because the old one will remain on your computer) try what i wrote earlier.

nouseforaname7
August 29th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Okay, I did it again with FF closed and it works :)

Crafty Kisses
August 29th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Nice, please mark the thread solved. :)

badguyMD
August 30th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Oops, meant to go back and hit thanks on Codename's post before wolfen...

Anyway, thanks folks

Crafty Kisses
August 30th, 2008, 03:27 AM
No problem, glad we could help.

Patrissimo
January 3rd, 2009, 07:52 AM
sometimes a simple uninstall/re-install will do.

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
then

sudo apt-get clean
then

sudo apt-get autoremove
then

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
make sure firefox is closed during this.

thanks Wolfen
this not only fixed youtube, but I can listen to Prairie Home Companion for the first time now