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    Question Flash Player problems

    I'm a new convert to Ubuntu and I'm hooked! however, I need some guidance as I have problems accessing Flash videos on say Youtube.
    I run Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) and Firefox 3.0.8 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu)
    On trying to access a Youtube vid I receive a message "You either have Javascript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash Player"
    Synaptic shows that I have Adobe-Flash Plugin 10.0.22.87-1 installed but does not show in the FF Ad-ond/Plugins.
    Javascript is enabled in FF Preferences.
    Can anyone help???

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Try the following:
    Clear the cache in firefox. (Tools > Clear Private Data > Cache)

    It's possible that you have some conflicting packages, run:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    These commands will remove any old or 'useless' packages.

    If problems persist then remove flash (ie. delete it) and then reinstall the latest version of flash from the Adobe site.
    Or just type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Post your results.

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Thanx RichardLinx for your reply.
    I followed your suggestions with no result. The autoremove, autoclean and install returned "flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version, 0 upgrade, 0 newley installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded."
    However, I no longer receive the message "You either have javascript turned off....etc"
    Should the Adobe Flash Player appear in the FF Add-ons list? Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22 now appears there. Are they the same?

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Should the Adobe Flash Player appear in the FF Add-ons list? Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22 now appears there. Are they the same?
    Yes, "Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22" should appear in the Firefox Add-ons list under the plugins tab.

    Since you removed and reinstalled Flash then I doubt that's the issue. It could be the Java plugin. Make sure you have "sun-java6-plugin" installed. (You can get it from Synaptic)

    If that doesn't fix it then I'm not really sure what the issue is. You're probably missing a plugin/codec of some kind, if all else fails you can always just reinstall Firefox from scratch.

    One more thing, do you have the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" installed by any chance?

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Quote Originally Posted by russcb View Post
    I'm a new convert to Ubuntu and I'm hooked! however, I need some guidance as I have problems accessing Flash videos on say Youtube.
    I run Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) and Firefox 3.0.8 (Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu)
    On trying to access a Youtube vid I receive a message "You either have Javascript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash Player"
    Synaptic shows that I have Adobe-Flash Plugin 10.0.22.87-1 installed but does not show in the FF Ad-ond/Plugins.
    Javascript is enabled in FF Preferences.
    Can anyone help???
    maybe you have installed a broken package, run sudo apt-get update first, install all updates if any and reinstall the flashplugin-nonfree
    also make sure you don't have any open source flash installed like gnash or swfdec.
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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Thanks Richardlinx and gandaran!
    I followed your instructs and now have access to the flash videos
    I think it was the uninstall/reinstall of FF and the disable of swfdec that fixed it. So far so good, no other issues - yet.

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    what i did to get it working again (messed up after installing NetBeans 6.7 rc3):

    in synaptic: looked for adobe packages and selected to remove the adobe-flash, flashplugin-nonfree

    installed the latest package with:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    restart FF and cleared its cache

    Done.

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Thanks pixies7! All is now well!!!!

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    Re: Flash Player problems

    If you want more codecs eg. mp3, mp4, avi, flv and more use this command.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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    Re: Flash Player problems

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardLinx View Post
    Try the following:
    Clear the cache in firefox. (Tools > Clear Private Data > Cache)

    It's possible that you have some conflicting packages, run:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    These commands will remove any old or 'useless' packages.

    If problems persist then remove flash (ie. delete it) and then reinstall the latest version of flash from the Adobe site.
    Or just type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Post your results.
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