I cannot install any updates or flashplayer 10

Asked by Angie on 2009-05-16

All the squares in the update manager are dark green will not let me update anything at all or let me download flash player. says downloaded but hulu still says I dont have flash installed.

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Biagio Marino (marino.biagio) said : #1

Do you have ubuntu 32 or 64 bit?

Angie (angelinamess) said : #2

how do i find that out?

halj (halj32) said : #3

have you tried (in bash shell)
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flashplayer
(have you added adobe to your source list??) also it only works with Browser: Firefox, Mozilla, SeaMonkey

as for 32 or 64bit you must know which version you downloaded & installed!!!!

halj (halj32) said : #4

On the disk you used to install have a look at
 Release i386 is 32bit

peter b (b1pete) said : #5


your ....'how do i find that out?'.... pls type in a terminal

uname -a

command - the output will tell you what's installed.

lsb_release -a

command will output installed distribution information. as far as flash player is concerned there is a package in synaptic called


pls go to system --> admin --> synaptic pkge mgr, open synaptic and do a search for the above package; if not installed then just install it. or you can use

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

hope this helps.

peter b

Angie (angelinamess) said : #6

This version came loaded on my dell mini when i bought it.
I can not use the package manager everything is in dark green.
when it trys to up date it will not.

Angie (angelinamess) said : #7

Is there a system restore to any earlier time on ubuntu, like on windows?

Biagio Marino (marino.biagio) said : #8

Can you try to download and install .deb package from here: http://get.adobe.com/it/flashplayer/?promoid=DXLUJ ?

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