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April 10th, 2009, 09:15 AM
I can not install the flash plugin, I get this error: error wrong architecture 'i386'

April 10th, 2009, 09:16 AM
So your using a 64 bit linux install?

April 10th, 2009, 09:18 AM
I can not install the flash plugin, I get this error: error wrong architecture 'i386'

You might find it easier to use the macromedia flash plugin that can be installed through the add/remove software menu item.

April 10th, 2009, 09:20 AM
I tryed that one originally and it didnt work for my web browser. If that fails follow THESE (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1102050) steps to set it up.

April 10th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Im sorry ignore that post.....its for java not flash.

April 10th, 2009, 09:29 AM
i chose the adobe flash version for ubuntu
i already have the macromedia flash plugin
I can view videos on youtube but not on my site here is an example:
When I login to windows I can view the videos, so I know the site is functioning properly.

April 10th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Still can not install flash.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

April 10th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Try to open the terminal (click on Applications/Accessories/Terminal) and to put in it

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

You will be prompted to enter your user password, and maybe to confirm you want to install those packages. After it has finished installing, close any opened firefox window, and try re-open it. Let us know what happens :) (it worked for me on my amd64 system)

April 10th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Try downloading and unarchiving this file (http://drop.io/download/49df8595/8a806ec99f4f390a86d696142a18867a7dc27334/065036c0-0823-012c-19da-f674f15b993a/272d6250-0825-012c-18ac-f760f9972690/libflashplayer.so.tar/libflashplayer_so_tar.tar) to /home/<user>/.mozilla/plugins/ and then try going on any flash enabled pages!

Let me know if it works... This is the flash plugin by Adobe and not the plugin from the repository!

The file is available at this drop: http://drop.io/0yhmf3n

April 10th, 2009, 06:48 PM
The Flash 10 alpha (64-bit) works great for me.
Download: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/
Instructions: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Adobe-Flash-Player-64-bit-on-Ubuntu-8-10-98076.shtml

April 10th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Just an update, I saw the Adobe Flash installation on the repository (multiverse)

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

The description states that this will download the official Adobe plugin from the website...

April 12th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Fixed problem....had a bad installation from Wubi. Caused multiple errors.
Did a clean install on own drive & most everything seems to work now.
Thanks for all the help :)