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Big Chris
September 10th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Hi all

I am very new to Linux so any help will be greatly received:
Both me and my Son have put Ubunto 8.04 on to our computers and are enjoying the experience.
Anyway we both installed Adobe Flash player 9 on our computers following instructions from Adobe, mine works fine, but I can't get my sons to work - it says on Adobe web site that it is installed, but when we go onto Youtube there is just a grey space where the video should be playing.
Can anyone help?

September 10th, 2008, 09:18 PM
You don't need to install from the Adobe site, you can get Flash from the repos. The package is called flashplugin-nonfree.

For future reference the package ubuntu-restricted-extras will install Flash, Java, MS fonts and a lot of other useful things on your machine. Very handy for a newly installed system.

Big Chris
September 10th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Thanks Paqman, just tried that and I still can't get it to work, any ideas?