It depends on how you installed flash. You may have /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin instead. If so, libflashplayer.so goes in that folder.
However, that linux.softpedia.com link won't help anymore -- it's been updated and now contains the same
188.8.131.52 version that's causing the problem. Instead of that one, you can download this file:
http://ubuntu.wbac.ac.th/archive-can...ucid1_i386.deb, extract it and use the libflashplayer.so contained there.
Last edited by r.stiltskin; April 18th, 2012 at 11:46 PM.
I had problems with this too. First of all, there is a difference between "flashinstaller" and "adobe flash".
I am using chrome, and for some reason Chrome came with 2 different outcomes when I had either one of them.
When I had flashinstaller i would just go black when playing flash movies, and when having adobe flash, it wouldnt even recognize that I had flash installed...
So I deledted everything and installed adobe flash from adobe.com.
Went to a terminal and entered; sudo nautilus.
Went to /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin and copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
Restarted chrome... Bang, worked like a charm
Had same problem with flash not working.
With adobe no longer supporting flash for linux I went to youtube site that tests html5:
I clicked on the link at the bottom which says "Join the html5 trial"
then refreshed by browser (Firefox).
Lo and behold Youtube videos would play again!
Apparently Flash is dying on the web due to Html5 replacing it. Many websites now use html5 instead of flash. However not all websites use html5 yet so this "workaround" won't work for all sites. Most major sites do however use html5 though.
Hope this helps someone.
Its a lot easier than constantly fiddling with system files.
For those that are still having problems and can not find a copy of an old version, you can get it directly from Adobe
Apparently if you want a different version just replace the version number in the link above.
Just want to say a couple things for folks still searching flash installation problems. First, I've been using flash aid for a while now, and I think it's really great. I still have trouble remembering where everything gets stored, so it's really nice that I can just trust flash aid to remove any potentially conflicting copies of flash before installation. It's reliable and pretty easy to learn all its ins and outs.
The other thing I wanted to say, I recall someone mentioned that flash was recognized in their browser as being installed, but still seemed to be uninstalled and not working. I had the same issue with my laptop's lubuntu installation. I had manually copied the zip file from adobe to my /user/local/src directory as root, unpacked it, chose the correct version and deleted the rest, then installed it. It showed up in "about plugins", and in the plugin menu in firefox, but there was only a blank screen - basically a hole in the page where the video should've been. I discovered it was a permissions problem. For some reason lubuntu assigns read and write status to the owner (root), but gives no rights at all to either "group" or "others". By right-clicking the flash plugin file (where I had put it in /usr/local/src - which is owned by root) and selecting properties (as root), I changed the permissions for both group and others to "read", and it was fixed.
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