View Full Version : [ubuntu] YouTube trouble

March 15th, 2009, 06:25 AM
I'm sure this is something I added that is causing this trouble, but when I watch videos on YouTube I can watch one or two and then on the third one when I click on the link to the next one, the video screen is blank. I have sound but not video.

Fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit on a new computer. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=SYXS-BB-981155

Is this a 64 bit Flash issue? I amn pretty sure I have all of the Flash items from Add/Remove programs.

However, which ones are needed and which aren't? What command will display what I have and what I don't

March 15th, 2009, 04:29 PM

March 15th, 2009, 06:15 PM
are you running 64-bits ubuntu and using the 32-bits flash from the apt repositories or have you installed the 64-bits adobe beta flash?

March 15th, 2009, 08:51 PM

March 16th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the link. It helped but I still have some issues of it not displaying the screen on YouTube. However, I installed Opera 9.64 and I haven't had any problems with YouTube, but now I need to install a patch for Quicktime. Ah well. I pretty much have everything I need now.

March 16th, 2009, 09:33 PM
You may want to scan through this if you haven't already: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

March 19th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Hmm, I tried it and I now have a conflict. Now I receive this error message; E: Type 'ul' is not known on line 36 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

This occurred after I did this:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ intrepid free non-free

Finally, close and save the sources file and install the Medibuntu key by copying and pasting the following command into the terminal:

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

Now I can't check for updates, as I get the above error message every time

March 19th, 2009, 05:09 PM
I fixed the error by deleting the ul features. from line 36 of the sources.list i.e. : ## newer versions of some applications which may provide usefgksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

It used to have the ul features on the end

March 19th, 2009, 05:09 PM