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Thread: Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

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    Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

    Basically, every time I try to watch videos etc I'm asked to install flash. So I download it again and install it. It says it's already installed but I reinstall it anyway and it still doesn't work.

    I've tried removing it and then reinstalling in the terminal using

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    but it still doesn't work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

    Follow this tutorial - it should work
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    Re: Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

    Have you tried
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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    Re: Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

    Tried that tutorial hundreds of times. I removed it in the terminal, then when I tried to install it, it said it was already installed. Here's a screenshot...

    See it says Reinstall?

    Also I entered the code from blazemore's post and loads of stuff happened but unfortunately it didn't make a difference.

    Any help, greatly appreciated


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    Re: Can't install flash on Ubuntu 8.04

    At this point I'd say that there's something wacky going on with your package management system. So bypass the package manager, and install the plugin from the .tar.gz at Adobe.com.

    It's pretty much a "drag this file into your /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory" sort of install.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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