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    How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Hi!

    Have done a fresh install of Lucid on 2 machines (64-bit), and cannot get flash to work. One machine is AMD/ATI based, the other one Intel/Nvidia, so I do not think it is HW related.

    Have installed Medibuntu, Ubuntu restricted extra, and flashplugin-nonfree. Icedtea/OpenJDK is running on the Intel machine, and Sun Java on the AMD, but I do not think java matters.

    Going to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ and clicking "Test your Adobe Flash Player installation", it tells me I have version 10,0,45,2 installed, and I do see the animated/spinning flash logo, and "successfully installed" when the page loads.

    So far so good! So then my daughter wants to play one of her favorite games on PBSkids, and then it is a no-go!

    Going to http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/gam...pogo_gogo.html and waiting for the green play button to appear, and clicking it, nothing happens!

    It does change between 2 shades of green when mouse-over, but the game never starts, even if I click several times, and wait patiently in-between.

    This game works perfectly on my other Karmic 64-bit install.

    Any ideas? Have googled around a bit, and cannot find anything helping out here.
    Last edited by odinb; April 30th, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Sometimes Icedtea/OpenJDK could be the problem. IMHO Which machine was working?

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Hi, I'd suggest removing icedtea, it may be clashing with flash.

    http://lovinglinux.megabyet.net/?pag...on%27t-start-2

    Has some help on flash, from lovinglinux. His support thread on the forum is at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567

    Regards,

    Phill.

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by itang sanjana View Post
    Sometimes Icedtea/OpenJDK could be the problem. IMHO Which machine was working?
    All of them with Karmic, but none with Lucid. 64-bit was used for both Karmic and Lucid.

    Tried removing Icedtea/OpenJDK and installing Sun Java on one of the Lucid machines, but no difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by phillw View Post
    Hi, I'd suggest removing icedtea, it may be clashing with flash.

    http://lovinglinux.megabyet.net/?pag...on%27t-start-2

    Has some help on flash, from lovinglinux. His support thread on the forum is at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567

    Regards,

    Phill.
    As said before, have tried removing Icedtea/OpenJDK on one machine, but still no go.

    Will try lovinglinux guide on "Flash Optimization - Removing Conflicting Plugins" and see if that helps.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by odinb; April 30th, 2010 at 07:24 PM.

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by odinb View Post
    Hi!

    Have done a fresh install of Lucid on 2 machines (64-bit), and cannot get flash to work. One machine is AMD/ATI based, the other one Intel/Nvidia, so I do not think it is HW related.

    Have installed Medibuntu, Ubuntu restricted extra, and flashplugin-nonfree. Icedtea/OpenJDK is running on the Intel machine, and Sun Java on the AMD, but I do not think java matters.

    Going to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ and clicking "Test your Adobe Flash Player installation", it tells me I have version 10,0,45,2 installed, and I do see the animated/spinning flash logo, and "successfully installed" when the page loads.

    So far so good! So then my daughter wants to play one of her favorite games on PBSkids, and then it is a no-go!

    Going to http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/gam...pogo_gogo.html and waiting for the green play button to appear, and clicking it, nothing happens!

    It does change between 2 shades of green when mouse-over, but the game never starts, even if I click several times, and wait patiently in-between.

    This game works perfectly on my other Karmic 64-bit install.

    Any ideas? Have googled around a bit, and cannot find anything helping out here.
    Try this:

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

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by EllyBilateralCI View Post
    Try this:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
    Failing, since I sit behind a proxy, and the script insists on using port 80....

    "Connecting to download.macromedia.com|96.7.67.191|:80... failed: Connection timed out."

    Will try again when I get home...

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by odinb View Post
    Will try again when I get home...
    Worked like a charm on both machines!

    So I guess it does not matter if you run Icedtea/OpenJDK or Sun Java.

    Thanks from me as well as my daughter! She can now play her flashgames again!

    She was not happy about the Lucid upgrade, since it broke her games. Hopefully it is forgotten now.

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by odinb View Post
    Worked like a charm on both machines!

    So I guess it does not matter if you run Icedtea/OpenJDK or Sun Java.

    Thanks from me as well as my daughter! She can now play her flashgames again!

    She was not happy about the Lucid upgrade, since it broke her games. Hopefully it is forgotten now.
    Yay!

    I'm really pleased it worked guess I've not lost my former software tester/programming skills as I'm a full time mum!

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    I am also unable to get Flash to work on my 64 Bit (AMD) system since updating to Lucid yesterday. I have tried both the Adobe PPA listed above and manual installation. In both cases Adobe's page tells me I have 10,0,45,2 installed, as does aboutlugins, but nothing works, including Adobe's animation. I don't have any of the typical conflicting (Gnash, etc.) add ins installed and everything worked fine before switching to Lucid. I'm not sure if this is something with Lucid, or something with Firefox 3.6.3, since that updated along with Ubuntu.

    I really have no idea on this, and would welcome any suggestions.

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to get flash working under Lucid?

    That was supposed to read about:plugins without the smiley that got automatically inserted...

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