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May 13th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Hello I'm new to Ubuntu and ergo to the forums, so please forgive if I posted this in the wrong section.

Well I was trying to install the flash plugin to play videos on youtube.

I tried the following commands

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-install
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

but each of them says they can't be installed because they depend on something else:

flashplugin-nonfree depends on flashplugin-install.

flashplugin-isntall depends on nspluginwrapper and ia32-libs.

ia-32-libs depends on other 6 more stuffs. So I guess this is a chain and those other 6 stuffs will depend on other stuffs.

So I was wondering if there is a way to install everything fast and easy, instead of downloading one by one everything they say the package depends.

Thanks in Advance

Joe of loath
May 13th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Ubuntu should download the dependencies automatically. Can you post the output of

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-install?

May 14th, 2011, 03:37 AM
If you're using 64-bit Ubuntu, may I recommend you use FlashAid to install 64-bit flash? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/

May 14th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Have you tried this method?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

May 15th, 2011, 12:59 AM
I think I found it, it was cause my sources.list was kinda modified.

thanks to all :)