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    Help with flash in 10.04

    Hello, I am running 10.04 on an old computer (It won't let me update ubuntu) and I am having some problems running adobe flash player. Basically, it won't run any flash elements on any webpage. I have the same problem with Java runtime environment. I have tried everything I have found on the forums and other parts of the internet, and nothing works. I have downloaded different versions and changed repositories and so far, nothing.

    Does any one have any ideas?
    btw I'm running 32-bit, not 64-bit.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    Test it with a new user. Some times the error is in the browser profile.

    Why you can't update ubuntu? 10.04 support finishes on April 2013

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    I can't update because 12.04 won't install on to my computer but 10.04 did. Also, I tried a new user, but still, nothing.

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    In Firefox, enter the url:
    Code:
    about:plugins
    then search for Shockwave Flash and upload an screenshot like this one:
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    I recommend you install firefox addon flash-aid. You can select the way you run it to install flash player for the browser.

    If you have an old pc, probably flash player 11.2 and higher won't work, so you'll have to install flash player 11.1 release or a lower one: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html, you can install it through flash-aid.

    Remark security risks of installing old flash player releases

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    I can't seem to find the add-on for flash-aid. I was told it was removed by the author. If someone could give me a link to one that isn't removed, that would be great. Thanks.

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    This is what is in my plugins
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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    yes, flash-aid addon has been removed by lovinglinux:

    webgapps
    IMPORTANT NOTICE



    We are currently unable to process any support requests at this moment.

    Due to the current state of NPAPI Flash Plugin on Linux, Flash-Aid development and distribution has been suspended until further notice.
    Due to changes in Google policy in regard to third-party YouTube apps, FlashVideoReplacer development and distribution has been suspended, until further notice.



    We apologize for the inconvenience and also like to thank all the support we received over the years from our users, while developing those add-ons.

    Regards

    C. Gonçalves (a.k.a. lovinglinux) – Developer
    So you can download and old flash player release : 11.1.102.63 or 10.3.183.20 (they all work in my old pentium III laptop) from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html, note you download a large file including windows versions.

    Then you can follow instructions given in this link:http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2011/0...layer-11-beta/ (note, this is for 11 beta, you'll have to provide the correct name for the release you are installing) in order to install it.

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    Re: Help with flash in 10.04

    Gnash can cause problems when living alongside flash, you could try removing that.
    Not letting you update is curious. Do you get error messages when you try? Sort that one out first, then you could try installing the flash non free pluggins via the repositorties after removing gnash.


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