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    flash player

    does ubuntu 8.04 come with a flash player cause i've been trying to watch video on you tube and it says that i need flash or java. i try to download but nothing happens. can someone tell me if i'm doing something wrong.

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    Re: flash player

    Open a terminal and run this command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    This will install Java, flash, mp3 codecs and everything you'll ever need.
    Last edited by Google Spider; April 28th, 2008 at 11:42 AM.
    Do NOT run any command resembling sudo rm -rf /. It is the 10-character code of death

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    Re: flash player

    You'll need flashplugin-nonfree and I recommend libflashsupport too, as it fixes a sound issue.

    If you've installed an open source flash plugin already, you might need to uninstall that.

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    Re: flash player

    ubuntu 8.04 come without a flash player. u have to install it

    Step 1:
    First you need to install alien to convert .rpm to .deb package you can check da link for complete details

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-rp...in-ubuntu.html


    Step 2:
    First you need to download the .rpm file from Adobe flash Player down load center.
    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download

    Step 3:
    Now you have flash-plugin-9.0.31.0-release.i386.rpm package convert this to .deb using the following command

    Code : sudo alien -k flash-plugin-9.0.31.0-release.i386.rpm

    Outputlooks like below

    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package flash-plugin: postinst prerm
    Warning: Use the –scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    flash-plugin_9.0.31.0-release-1_i386.deb generated

    Now you need to install this .deb package using the following command

    sudo dpkg -i flash-plugin_9.0.31.0-release-1_i386.deb

    Selecting previously deselected package flash-plugin.
    (Reading database … 174973 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking flash-plugin (from flash-plugin_9.0.31.0-release-1_i386.deb) …
    Setting up flash-plugin (9.0.31.0-release-1) …

    This will complete the installation

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    Re: flash player

    i open up a terminal and i put the code in the box. but then it asks for a password but does not let me type my password. this is what it looks like...

    edwin2105z@edwin2105z-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager
    [sudo] password for edwin2105z:

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    Re: flash player

    it is letting you, it just doesn't show any stars or anything.

    Type your password as normal, then press return.

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    Re: flash player

    Uh... granted gnash isn't perfect, but its still pretty darn good. It runs youtube videos just fine. I haven't had adobe flash since Windows because their rpm is crap, and alien doesn't work for me like at all. The point is, I'm probably a terminal idiot but gnash definitely runs youtube videos. have you guys installed both 'gnash' and 'mozilla-plugin-gnash'?
    Dell XPS L502X, Ubuntu 11.04

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    Re: flash player

    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2105z View Post
    i open up a terminal and i put the code in the box. but then it asks for a password but does not let me type my password. this is what it looks like...

    edwin2105z@edwin2105z-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager
    [sudo] password for edwin2105z:
    uh? I thought you were installing flash

    anyway, it will not show the password on screen. Just type it and hit enter.
    Do NOT run any command resembling sudo rm -rf /. It is the 10-character code of death

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    Re: flash player

    Flash is not a free software. So you have to install it manually:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...redirect=Flash

    There are free alternatives like gnash or swf.
    Keep it real. Keep it nice.
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    Re: flash player

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.Godawski View Post
    Flash is not a free software. So you have to install it manually:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...redirect=Flash

    There are free alternatives like gnash or swf.
    yes, but youtube needs flash9, and gnash is based on flash7
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