Adobe Flash

Asked by Lampoman on 2007-12-19

I am having trouble downloading Adobe Flash Player for Gutsy, and I've read that there's a bug with it.

What I can I download to help play flash content? I've downloaded Gnash, but I still can't play flash.

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I have similar issue i resolve it as follow:

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.0

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then launch Firefox-3.0 from Appl.->Internet->Firefox 3 Granparadiso
open the page that required flash install Adobe flash and you are ok.
Now you have also with Firefox 2 Adobe flash enabled

Hope this help

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #2

Thanks for your question.

How do you try to download it? DO you use the package manager? It is recommended to use the ubuntu packages. Here are instructions how to install it in this way:

If you tried that, what error messages or problems did you get?

Hope this helps.

Neo (pudumula-gmail) said : #3

do this
i too had this problem
i tried what macobra and ralph janje said to you, but did not work
i made extensive search, so do as following
Using Synaptic Package Manager, remove the package flashplugin-nonfree.
Alternatively, you can run this command in the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal): sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

then download
then install it

Lampoman (brians-daveramsey) said : #4


I'm new at Ubuntu...

Once I download the file from that link, how do I install it?


Neo (pudumula-gmail) said : #5

u simply double click it
the a window will appear and on the right hand side u will see a install button
And u need a working internet connection

but before installing it go to system-administration-software sources
u will be prompted for ur passwod, just enter it
a window will appear with many tabs
in the updates tab click the checkbox (1) important security updates
                                                            (2) recomended updates
                                                            (3)pre-realeased updates
then while closing the window a dialog box will appear, u just click the reload button
then go system-administration-update manager if prompted for passwod give it
u will see see updates by now, but click the CHECK button the u will find at the bottom, it will download updates
then after it has finished, click 'install updates', it may take some time
after downloading and installing updates (an automated process) reboot ur system
then do as said in the first paragraph

Lampoman (brians-daveramsey) said : #6

Oh my goodness!

You fixed it!

You're awesome!!


Dara Adib (daradib) said : #7

This is Bug 173890. For future purposes, you can see