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    12.04 Flash Issues

    Hi Folks

    I'm having issues with the Flash Player on 12.04 and after some searching through the forums, I find that none of the solutions have worked for me. I have the Adobe Flash Plugin installed, but am not able to run videos that used to work on Amazon Instant TV. I get the following error:
    An error occurred and your player could not be updated.This is likely because your Flash Player or Browser needs to be updated.This update is required to play back this video.

    Click here to learn more about updating your player.
    The click through says that I do not have the most recent version of Flash Player installed. I followed the advice given here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1967025) and installed Flash-Aid as well, but things have not improved. When I test the Flash Player (http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/), Firefox tells me that a plugin is required, but when I click `Install' it says `No suitable plugins are found'. I have experienced the same problem on Chrome as well.

    Any advice?

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    Flash working ok for me on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit), its part of ubuntu-restricted extras.

    Try

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    mark as [solved] if that solution works.

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    Just tried that. The problem persists.

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    Post the output of

    sudo apt-cache search flashplayer

    then output from
    sudo apt-cache show flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound


    I am using 64bit so you may get different results, but for reference
    this is the output from my system:


    anc@Orac:~$ sudo apt-cache search flashplayer
    flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound - Adobe Flash Player platform support library for Esound and OSS

    anc@Orac:~$ sudo apt-cache show flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound
    Package: flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound
    Priority: optional
    Section: multiverse/sound
    Installed-Size: 64
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@debian.org>
    Architecture: i386
    Version: 0.0.svn2431-3ubuntu1
    Replaces: libflashsupport
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.4)
    Recommends: flashplugin-installer
    Conflicts: flashplugin-nonfree-pulse, libflashsupport
    Filename: pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound/flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound_0.0.svn2431-3ubuntu1_i386.deb
    Size: 8562
    MD5sum: 1150ee717da87aab891f421f201835d4
    SHA1: 10254f19f74ca403848958f61f584d290cb1b413
    SHA256: 09340fd08ff50ab787dcd10f329d8eda051d64d7f217cf362d 0a345bc378c373
    Description-en_GB: Adobe Flash Player platform support library for Esound and OSS
    This is an open Source extension library for the Adobe Flash Player that
    enables support for otherwise unsupported sound systems. It provides the
    libflashsupport.so plug-in. The sound system to use is automatically
    detected:
    .
    * It first tries to detect Esound, * Next, it checks for OSS.
    .
    If all of the above failed, it falls back to the ALSA driver that's built
    directly into FlashPlayer 9.
    .
    For PulseAudio support, see flashplugin-nonfree-pulse.
    Description-md5: 74ec5439ce259e0c156f5f983af2c21f
    Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
    Origin: Ubuntu

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    I'm running 64bit 12.04 as well. Here is the output:
    Code:
    krishnan@daphne:~$ sudo apt-cache search flashplayer
    [sudo] password for krishnan: 
    flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound - Adobe Flash Player platform support library for Esound and OSS
    krishnan@daphne:~$ sudo apt-cache show flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound
    Package: flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound
    Priority: optional
    Section: multiverse/sound
    Installed-Size: 64
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@debian.org>
    Architecture: i386
    Version: 0.0.svn2431-3ubuntu1
    Replaces: libflashsupport
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.4)
    Recommends: flashplugin-installer
    Conflicts: flashplugin-nonfree-pulse, libflashsupport
    Filename: pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound/flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound_0.0.svn2431-3ubuntu1_i386.deb
    Size: 8562
    MD5sum: 1150ee717da87aab891f421f201835d4
    SHA1: 10254f19f74ca403848958f61f584d290cb1b413
    SHA256: 09340fd08ff50ab787dcd10f329d8eda051d64d7f217cf362d0a345bc378c373
    Description-en: Adobe Flash Player platform support library for Esound and OSS
     This is an open Source extension library for the Adobe Flash Player
     that enables support for otherwise unsupported sound systems.  It
     provides the libflashsupport.so plugin.  The sound system to use is
     automatically detected:
     .
      * It first tries to detect Esound,
      * Next, it checks for OSS.
     .
     If all of the above failed, it falls back to the ALSA driver that's
     built directly into FlashPlayer 9.
     .
     For PulseAudio support, see flashplugin-nonfree-pulse.
    Description-md5: 74ec5439ce259e0c156f5f983af2c21f
    Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
    Origin: Ubuntu

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    I installed the latest flash player directly from adobe but that didnt seem to fix the problem for me either. But i installed hal and then it seemed to be back to normal. sudo apt-get install hal worked for me!

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    That did it Corvax, thanks!

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    No problem glad i could help

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    Its actually coz of the flash package being renamed. Run:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    This should solve your problems. Hal is deprecated and is not used anymore as far as I know.
    Last edited by Yathi; April 30th, 2012 at 11:07 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 Flash Issues

    john@landallc:~$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    [sudo] password for john:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package adobe-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package 'adobe-flashplugin' has no installation candidate
    john@landallc:~$


    what do I do now?

    John

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