After installing Flash Player via Synaptic in 7.10, can't get it to run

Asked by jackson on 2007-12-31

Hello all,

After installing the non-free Flash Plug In from Synaptic in Ubuntu 7.10, I still cannot get Flash videos to run on my IBM Thinkpad R61 laptop. When I go to a site that offers the "install plugin" logo, I click it, run the download, and it says "Non Free Flash Plugin already installed". It is installed, because I installed it, but it will not play Flash on sites requiring it.

I see a Linux tarball at the Flash site, but I don't understand why the version I installed via Synaptic in Ubuntu 7.10 will not work. I wiped Windows from the Thinkpad and installed Ubuntu, and everything works great, except I can't get Flash to run. Compiz was not enabled by default on this laptop, I'm running the standard desktop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

jwwjr

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Solved by:
Dara Adib
Solved:
2008-01-04
Last query:
2008-01-04
Last reply:
2008-01-04
Ebon Elza (ebonelza) said : #1

See Cyrus Jones' answer here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/19584

Worked for me.

jackson (jack-whitley) said : #3

Thanks very much, I found this in the wiki and installed it, and now Flash works perfectly.

I really appreciate the follow up, sorry for the delay in responding, I've been out of town.

jwwjr