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  1. #21
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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    This here has worked for quite a few people...

    Code:
    $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/adobe-flashplugin.prerm  # Deletes a troublesome config file
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure adobe-flashplugin --force  # Force-reconfigures adobe-flashplugin
    $ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all adobe-flashplugin  # Force-removes adobe-flashplugin
    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree  # Installs flashplayer the easy way
    Hope that helps!
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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    Why not install ubuntu-restricted-extras directly?

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    Thanks mac9416, that worked perfect for me, solve the problem!!

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    seems to have worked brill'! thanks a lot mac!

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    I have experienced the same problem as you guys - I will give the above a try when I get home tonight.

    I had the same problem when I tried to install Picas for Linux.

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    For 64 bit flash the following is what I do on every machine I use from a clean install. If you've installed 32 bit flash on a 64 bit machine then remove all other instances using synaptic.

    Hope this helps.
    1. get the plug in from adobe. http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html and save to Desktop.

    2. Right click the archive and choose extract here.

    3. Open the extracted folder and copy the file libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins
    You will have to first create the plugins folder.

    4. restart firefox

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    I fixed my problem by first trying everything tht "iw2z" did and one of them worked for me. here is everything he tried so first start there.

    Quoting iw2z:
    hey i also have this same problem after u tried installing adobe-flashplugin



    the problem is i can't use synaptic coz it it isn't installed, and i can't install anything AT ALL, i keep getting this error no matter what i try to install or remove:

    Quote:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: The package adobe-flashplugin needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
    here r my details:
    after the flash installation failed, and everything seemed broken becoz flash wasn't installed properly, i tried installing it again using this command:

    Quote:
    sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
    this gives me the following error:
    Quote:
    Selecting previously deselected package adobe-flashplugin.
    (Reading database ... 87770 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace adobe-flashplugin 10.0.32.18-1 (using install_flash_player_10_linux.deb) ...
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    dpkg: warning: old pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
    dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    dpkg: error processing install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (--install):
    subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
    postinst called with argument `abort-upgrade'
    dpkg: error while cleaning up:
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
    so i tried removing it using this command:
    Quote:
    sudo apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin
    but i get this error:
    Quote:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: The package adobe-flashplugin needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
    so i tried this command:
    Quote:
    sudo aptitude remove adobe-flashplugin
    but also got an error:
    Quote:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    adobe-flashplugin
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 24 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 10.4MB will be freed.
    Writing extended state information... Done
    dpkg: error processing adobe-flashplugin (--remove):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    adobe-flashplugin
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    so i tried this:
    Quote:
    sudo dpkg -r adobe-flashplugin
    got this error:
    Quote:
    dpkg: error processing adobe-flashplugin (--remove):
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    adobe-flashplugin
    so i tried forcing it:
    Quote:
    sudo dpkg -r --force-remove-reinstreq adobe-flashplugin
    but still it wouldn't work:
    Quote:
    dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
    Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
    reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    (Reading database ... 87769 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing adobe-flashplugin ...
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for iceape-flashplugin.
    dpkg: error processing adobe-flashplugin (--remove):
    subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
    postinst called with argument `abort-remove'
    dpkg: error while cleaning up:
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    adobe-flashplugin
    now as i said this is preventing the installation of anything else so this is really a show stopper, but i don't wanna go back to 9.04 (that's another 700MB to downoad), so guys what to do? help plz!:::: End quote

    All though these things didnt work for him, one of them worked for me despite the fact the the terminal and many other programs were giving me the exact same error messages so i believe it is strictly a case by case basis along with some just playing around to find what might work. after one of those seems to work i started FireFox then went to the top and clicked the tools menu and then went down the menu and seen the options called ""Manage Content Plug-ins"" this caught my eyes so i thought i would play with it. then i seen that there were many things labeled something about flash player or shock flash or something along those lines. the i clicked on them one by one and seen there was a drop down menu for each of them ((some were being difficult and only showing the drop down menu for a split second so you might have to be very quick with your mouse)) then clicked search in that menu. it came up with some things about installing so i just went along with it and did the same for all the the items labeled anythings about adobe or flash. after tht nothing i was able to install programs again and now i can watch youtube so i am assuming the problem is resolve but you will have to do your own trial and error along the way because iv only been using Linux for a week if i have a returning problem i will check back and thanks for all the help guys i couldnt have done it with out these forums you all are awsome!!!

    P.S. sorry for typing so much lol i just have learned that the more descriptive an explanation is the better it is for the person who reads it

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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    For me it worked out of the box. I only installed yesterday, so I don't think I had to install flash. It may already have been installed.
    Flash is not installed out of the box in Ubuntu!
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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    I had a similar problem. It turned out to be that I was missing the adobe repository in my sources.list file. Here is where I got the fix. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1328128
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    Re: ubuntu 9.10 flash player

    Thank you Philinux- Your solution worked for me. However with Firefox 3.5 the directory you want to place the plugin is is found in /opt/firefox/plugins. You will need to have root priviledges to do copy the plugin over.

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