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    Question No Flash on 12.10

    This problem was present on Ubuntu 12.04.2 - then I installed Xubuntu 12.04.2, still present - then I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.10, still present.

    I cannot use flash in either Firefox or Chrome. I installed xubuntu-restricted-extras and Firefox says in about:plugins

    Code:
        File: libflashplayer.so
        Version: 
        Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
    In Google Chrome it says:

    Code:
    Adobe Flash Player - Version: 11.2 r202
    and the chrome about:plugins has no entry for Pepper Flash, despite trying re-downloading the package, installing the dev build, etc...

    In Firefox, on youtube, a video will show up as a simple black square, and flash to white and back. I tried Flash-Aid, but when it tries to download a Beta flash release it gets a 404 error, and when installing a stable release it simply installs the one I already had from the repos (which gives the same issues).

    On Chrome it gives me an error stating "Could not load Shockwave Flash"
    If I disable Adobe Flash in Chrome's about:plugins, it will now play HTML5 videos, and for flash only videos it states "The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback."

    I am at the end of my rope for troubleshooting, so any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: No Flash on 12.10

    What CPU does your computer have? Flash in 12.10 requires SSE2 instructions to work.

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    Re: No Flash on 12.10

    It's an AMD Athlon XP 2600+, which no does not support SSE2. That's crazy...

    My motherboard from my real PC had to be RMA'd, so I cobbled together this one out of spare parts for now...

    So what is my best bet? Revert to *buntu from before 12.04 maybe?
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    Re: No Flash on 12.10

    Fixed. After your suggestion about SSE2, I found and followed this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111687

    Flash is now working. Just had to use an older version of flash.

    Thanks for your help, ManamiVixen!
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    Re: No Flash on 12.10

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    Last edited by Merritt.kr; March 12th, 2013 at 10:25 PM. Reason: Double Post
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