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    Flash just won't flash....

    hey everyone, i'm losing me mind here....
    for some reason flash refuses to download.. anyone experiencing the same? i'm about to throw my pc out the window....
    it keeps telling me to check my net connection when i'm obviouslly connected..... then it says it would imply downloading from an untrusted source... wtf?!

    i'm using ubuntu 11, and i used to the software program to try to download that crap ( flash ).....

    Any other options for watching youtube on ubuntu? nevermind minitube, it's horrible....


    pls help, thanks

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Assuming you are using a 32bit (x86) machine, enter the following lines in a terminal and hit enter after each one. Report back with any errors you encounter.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    ok....

    i did that, it seemed to go fine, but now there's a license agreement on the terminal... how do i "tell" it ok?

    "Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐
    │ │
    │ TrueType core fonts for the Web EULA

    │ END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE

    │ IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Microsoft End-User License Agreement
    │ ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a
    │ single entity) and Microsoft Corporation for the Microsoft software
    │ accompanying this EULA, which includes computer software and may include
    │ associated media, printed materials, and "on-line" or electronic
    │ documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT" or "SOFTWARE"). By exercising your
    │ rights to make and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be
    │ bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of
    │ this EULA, you may not use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.


    │ <Ok>

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    hey nevermind, i apreciatte ur help, i'm cruising back to good old windows XP....

    i apreciate ur help, though...


    ( linux, u guys need to simplify, like really... )

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Quote Originally Posted by verucasalt View Post
    ok....

    i did that, it seemed to go fine, but now there's a license agreement on the terminal... how do i "tell" it ok?

    "Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐
    │ │
    │ TrueType core fonts for the Web EULA

    │ END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE

    │ IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Microsoft End-User License Agreement
    │ ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a
    │ single entity) and Microsoft Corporation for the Microsoft software
    │ accompanying this EULA, which includes computer software and may include
    │ associated media, printed materials, and "on-line" or electronic
    │ documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT" or "SOFTWARE"). By exercising your
    │ rights to make and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be
    │ bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of
    │ this EULA, you may not use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.


    │ <Ok>
    Arrow keys should highlight "yes" or "no", then enter or space bar should select it. While you're at it you should check out the "natty guide" here:http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Natty - mainly for future reference. Sometimes flash may act funny and you have to purge gnash and swf. Hopefully, yours works fine out-of-the-box. But the guide should help you find other proprietary plugins like java and how to install them if the need should arise.

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Quote Originally Posted by verucasalt View Post
    hey nevermind, i apreciatte ur help, i'm cruising back to good old windows XP....

    i apreciate ur help, though...


    ( linux, u guys need to simplify, like really... )
    Windows prolly wouldn't seem that simple if you were new to it. There's always a learning curve with something new.

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    my point was why doesn't linux come with flash in the first place?


    anyways, after reboot seems that flash is working
    apreciate u guys's help , thanks

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Hi, there are packages and drivers that are not installed by default for legal reasons.
    Thank you

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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Quote Originally Posted by verucasalt View Post
    my point was why doesn't linux come with flash in the first place?
    For the exact same reason windows does not come with flash either, lol

    If you took the time to read the license issues that are displayed when you agree to use windows, flash, etc, rather then just blindly click "yes" or "ok" you would understand.
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    Re: Flash just won't flash....

    Quote Originally Posted by verucasalt View Post
    my point was why doesn't linux come with flash in the first place?
    Some distros do. There are legalities surrounding proprietary formats like Flash, audio/video codecs, hardware drivers, and other stuff. Some distros play it safe with those things and ask the users to install them for themselves; other distros are okay with it.

    If you want a distro with more of those things preinstalled, I suggest you try Linux Mint or Pinguy OS. They're both Ubuntu derivatives, so most of what you've already learned about Ubuntu will still be useful to you.

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