View Full Version : [ubuntu] HELP! I can't play Flash videos anymore.

September 20th, 2008, 10:56 PM
What happened? I automatically upgraded to 8.04 today. I went to YouTube and all the sudden I'm being told I have to reinstall Flash to watch videos, after just watching another video before the update completed. How can I fix this?

September 21st, 2008, 12:42 AM
The problem is my upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 aka Hardy Hardon. I have a 64-bit processor that's not working with Flash in Ubuntu. This stinks big time.

September 21st, 2008, 07:51 PM
Yeah - I found the solution. My Flash is working again. I downloaded the link for Gutsy-Hardy users (those who use Ubuntu 7.10 or 8.04) here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=476924

I also downgraded to Firefox 2 by going to System/Synaptic Package Manager and deleting anything found by searching Firefox-3. I went to Add/Remove programs, searched for Firefox-2 and installed it.

September 21st, 2008, 08:08 PM
All you needed to do was:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

That script is no longer needed for 64bit flash, as the npluginwrapper now comes with the flash package.


September 21st, 2008, 08:09 PM
download a .deb here: http://www.kshoster.net/?c=downloads&h=deb