Adobe Flash Player problems At its telling me i have latest version installed, but i can't watch youtube. Need Help on what to do step by step im using ubuntu 8.10

Asked by adeignsss on 2009-09-21


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Can you provide the output of:

dpkg -l | grep flash; dpkg -l | grep gnash; dpkg -l | grep swf; uname -a


adeignsss (adreignsss-hotmail) said : #2

ii adobe-flashplugin Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10
ii flashblock 1.3.10a~snapshot20080611-0ubuntu2 mozilla extension that replaces flash plugin
ii flashplugin-nonfree Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound 0.0.svn2431-3 Adobe Flash Player platform support library
ii gnash 0.8.4-0ubuntu1 free SWF movie player
ii gnash-common 0.8.4-0ubuntu1 free SWF movie player - common files/librari
ii mozilla-plugin-gnash 0.8.4-0ubuntu1 free SWF movie player - Plugin for Mozilla a
ii libswfdec-0.8-0 0.8.0-0ubuntu1 SWF (Macromedia Flash) decoder library
ii swfdec-gnome 2.24.0-0ubuntu1 Tools to play SWF files (Macromedia Flash) o
ii swfdec-mozilla 0.8.0-0ubuntu1 Mozilla plugin for SWF files (Macromedia Fla
Linux adreignss-desktop 2.6.27-14-generic #1 SMP Mon Aug 31 13:01:41 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

oh jesus, thats why

You only want ONE flash plugin or yuo get nothing as they conflict.

This will fix you up:

killall firefox; sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flashplugin flashblock flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash libswfdec-0.8-0 swfdec-gnome swfdec-mozilla; sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get --purge autoremove; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Uninstalls ALL those flash plugins, then just installs the adobe one.

adeignsss (adreignsss-hotmail) said : #4

this helped tttthhhhhaaannnkkkk uuuuuuuuuuu ssssssssoooooo much

You now know a little more about the OS. Less is more


Glad you got the gold

spiepie (spiepie) said : #6

hi I have the same problem but dont understand your text. cant seem to get some of the characters you have suggested.
is it -1? in the command?

sorry to trouble you,

dpkg -l | grep flash; dpkg -l | grep gnash; dpkg -l | grep swf; uname -a

| is a pipe, its usually in one of 3 places, above enter, next to Z or left of the number one key

'dpkg -l' would be spoken: dee-pee-kay-gee minus ell
or in caps

basically dpkg -l will output ALL packages on your system. We then use wonderful grep to filter what we want to see

FYI. You don't have to type anything, you can copy and paste to the terminal which is why I ALWAYS give the full command if I can so this copy/paste can be used.