View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem, Flash on 64-bit sytem.

February 17th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Hey, sorry about this, I know it has been posted before a lot of times, but I've searched through just about every last post with no luck.

About 2 months ago (for the first time), I switched to Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat from XP. I love it.

Flash worked fine for me originally, but about a week ago it stopped. Nothing involving it plays.

I looked into flash square (after finding about the troubles 64 bit systems have with 32 bit flash) but I cannot get it to install.

The terminal commands from half a dozen sites have done nothing.

I know a little, but not much about computers (I mean about their core workings, especially Linux). Pretty much a nothing+2 in terms of knowledge.

I love Ubuntu, and what I love about it most is that when a problem occurs, you can fix it. I just can't figure this one out.


February 17th, 2011, 12:45 PM
for all media, just install "ubuntu-restricted-extras" & you won't have to worry, it will install flash & keep it up-to-date.

February 17th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Just looked, in that section I have nothing between ubuntu-mono and ubuntu-sounds.

February 17th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Okay, now have something working (found instructions on how to force Firefox to find the libflashplayer.so file).

It works, but not with trouble. Still, better than it has been for a while.

February 17th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Just looked, in that section I have nothing between ubuntu-mono and ubuntu-sounds.

sounds like you don't have all the repo's on.

February 17th, 2011, 05:24 PM
If your running 64-bit, you really dont want the flash version from the repos (its 32-bit in a wrapper, and that is....er...crap).

Try flash-aid-



February 17th, 2011, 05:26 PM
+1 Flash aid is very good. I use it on my 64 bit system flawlessly. :)

February 19th, 2011, 04:04 AM
If for some reason you don't like FlashAid, you can do what it does manually:
- download this .zip then rightclick it to extract the .so it contains: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
- put the .so in ~/.mozilla/plugins (show hidden files in the View menu, create the plugins folder if necessary)