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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Unhappy how do I install adobe Flash player

    Can any one help?
    I've been following this tutorial on how to install Adobe flash player but as usual, they talk like you already know what your doing, unfortunatel I don't. This is what they have said to do so far:

    First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list [COLOR=#3333FF ! important][COLOR=#3333FF ! important]file[/COLOR][/COLOR] using the following command

    nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    add the following line:

    deb etch-backports main contrib non-free

    Done that

    save and exit the file. Update the source list using the following command:
    #apt-get update

    Done that

    All backports are deactivated by default. If you want to install something from backports run:

    #apt-get -t etch-backports install “packagename”

    I tried to this and got this message:

    Couldn't find package “packagename”

    I'm assuming I should write the name of the package I want to install inbetween the quote marks

    How do I find out what the name of the packakage I want to install is??

    If there an esier way to install Adobe flash player, I'd love to hear it??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: how do I install adobe Flash player

    Umm... I don't think there is Flash Player for PowerPC. You can try Gnash of SWFdec, I think that both are in Software center. It emulate Flash 8 so it might not work for all sites, but is better than nothing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: how do I install adobe Flash player

    Linux on your Apple Mac │ iLinux

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: how do I install adobe Flash player

    I'v had allot of trouble getting flash videos to work on my ppc g4 ibook. Youtube isnt a problem, simply install the firefox add-on greasemonkey and run this script:

    Thanks to Megaloler for that link.
    Oh, and i needed to have vlc installed before greasemonkey would handle youtube.
    As for other flash videos, mplayer sometimes steps in and streams for me, but usually i have to use a flash video downloader through firefox and watch them in vlc from my desktop.

    Would love to know i there is a more comprehensive solution for handling online flash videos.

    Edit: Ps: there is no adobe flash player for powerpc linux, hence all the work arounds. Good luck.

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