installing flash

Asked by Snowyt on 2008-02-16

How do you install the flash, and shockwave . Have not been able to get any of it to work in the 64 bit.

Are there some workarounds?

It all worked in 32 bit ..... ?????

What is up here..

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Neo (pudumula-gmail) said :
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first go to the top panel and go to system-administration-software sources
it will prompt u for the password and a window will appear
then navigate to the updates tab and check 1. important security updates
                                                                       2. recomended updates
                                                                       3. pre-released updates
the click the close button and it will prompt u for reloading click it it will gather all the updates and u will be notified of the updates
install the updates and reboot ur system

then go to this link http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=i386&file=pool%2Fmultiverse%2Ff%2Fflashplugin-nonfree%2Fflashplugin-nonfree_9.0.48.0.2%2Breally0ubuntu12_i386.deb&md5sum=4c2cde9277e18c47a42ae8efc3720eb7&arch=i386&type=main
and click on any of the mirriors to download the flash player.
then install the flash player the same way as installing a software in windows.

there is no shockwave for linux
Hope this helps u

if u have further questions feel free to ask.
remember u are part of the "linux community".

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#2

All that info is for a X86 i386......not 64 bit....

I need help for 64 bit version, not the i386........

Christopher W. Casey
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----- Original Message ----
From: Neo <email address hidden>
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Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:51:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #24826]: installing flash

Your question #24826 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/24826

    Status: Open => Answered

Neo proposed the following answer:
first go to the top panel and go to system-administration-software sources
it will prompt u for the password and a window will appear
then navigate to the updates tab and check 1. important security updates
                                                                       2. recomended updates
                                                                       3. pre-released updates
the click the close button and it will prompt u for reloading click it it will gather all the updates and u will be notified of the updates
install the updates and reboot ur system

then go to this link http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=i386&file=pool%2Fmultiverse%2Ff%2Fflashplugin-nonfree%2Fflashplugin-nonfree_9.0.48.0.2%2Breally0ubuntu12_i386.deb&md5sum=4c2cde9277e18c47a42ae8efc3720eb7&arch=i386&type=main
and click on any of the mirriors to download the flash player.
then install the flash player the same way as installing a software in windows.

there is no shockwave for linux
Hope this helps u

if u have further questions feel free to ask.
remember u are part of the "linux community".

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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Hi !

installing flash on 64bit is quite a headache. The problem is the adobe plugin does not work for 64bits.

See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AMD64/FirefoxAndPlugins?action=show&redirect=FirefoxAMD64FlashJava

You can also give gnash a try. gnash is an opensource alternative to the proprietary adobe flash player that works on 64bits. I found the plugin to be quite buggy last time I tried it, but it is worth giving it a try. It's available in the repos.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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And @Neo : your saying some nonsense !

why would you update repo info and not download the package from synaptic ?

and no need for any reboot !!

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#5

still no help. the above did not work..

There must be a simple work around for the 64 bit, if not, then I guess I will not have flash, and will have to install
a dual boot, and put Windows on....This would really suck.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#6

Try that.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435

And getting flash working on your machine is totally possible. You do not need to install windows...

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#7

I have tried all the advise for here, yet none works.

I think that this is ONE BIG BUG, and should be
fixed......

Anyone else have any Ideas?

Christopher W. Casey
 http://christopherwcasey.biz

----- Original Message ----
From: Olivier <email address hidden>
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Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:26:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #24826]: installing flash

Your question #24826 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/24826

    Status: Open => Answered

Olivier proposed the following answer:
Try that.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435

And getting flash working on your machine is totally possible. You do
not need to install windows...

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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I can assure you it works. I've already done that. What exactly fails ??

As for the bug thing, complain to adobe for not releasing a 64 bit version.

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#9

When I run the installer - flashplugin-nonfree I get the below.

Package: flashplugin-nonfree

Status: Error: Wrong architecture 'i386'

the install package is grayed out.

It does not work in a 64 bit pc.

any other ideas??

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----- Original Message ----
From: Olivier <email address hidden>
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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 3:37:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #24826]: installing flash

Your question #24826 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/24826

    Status: Open => Answered

Olivier proposed the following answer:
I can assure you it works. I've already done that. What exactly fails ??

As for the bug thing, complain to adobe for not releasing a 64 bit
version.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#10

Have you read the link I gave you ?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435

You are supposed to execute a script. No to install flash-plugin non free directly, which will fail.

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#11

I had to reinstall the system, to get it to work. I guess for some reason, part of the 64 bit
did not install. I was not even given an error about. Had to find out the hard way.

All working now.

Christopher W. Casey
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----- Original Message ----
From: Olivier <email address hidden>
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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 11:52:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Question #24826]: installing flash

Your question #24826 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/24826

    Status: Open => Answered

Olivier proposed the following answer:
Have you read the link I gave you ?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435

You are supposed to execute a script. No to install flash-plugin non
free directly, which will fail.

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Best Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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Happy you got it to work !

please mark this question as solved

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Snowyt (cwcasey2001) said :
#13

Thanks Olivier, that solved my question.

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