Adobe flash,Java,Ubuntu Software Centre Karmic 9.10

Asked by Barry

I have installed 9.10 karmic koala successfully overall, however,not able to get flashplayer to work,(eg youtube) asks me to get the flash player Adobe Flash Player version from website downloaded and tried to install Gdebi package installer
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libnspr4-dev

Ubuntu Software Centre: Unable to update / install ; gstreamer codecs ; Cheese photos,webcam ; thunderbird ; VLC multimedia
not availble in the current data. is the common reason,and cant install anything from the new software centre.
however this machine is only 2 years old.

is anyone having similar problems and or known issues like this,with this new version,and hopefully,suggestion's that may be able to fix or further follow-up


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Saji Nediyanchath (saji89) said :

I suggest, you should enable the repositories that is not enabled by default(universe and multiverse, I guess), from the Synaptic, or the "Software sources" option in the admin menu.
 Then press the reload button in Synaptic. Now, I think you should be able to download the files, either from Synaptic or the Software center itself.
 Also before all this please update your system, this may have some bugfixes, that may solve your problem.
I hope this helps you..

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Barry (barrytafe) said :

Thank you for your reply:I went to the repositories,and they are already enabled green coloured,as well as synaptic,so i don't know what else it would be,but i will keep trying.Thanks again,cheers.

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Vu Do Quynh (vu-do-quynh) said :

From the Software center, search the string "ubuntu" and select the package ubuntu-restricted-extras. It will install a bunch of packages (about 50 MB) that are essentials for exploiting multimedia resources on the web. This is the first package I always install after a fresh Ubuntu installation.

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Barry (barrytafe) said :

Thankyou:Still can't access and or update upgrade here
Ubuntu restricted extras
Not available in the current data

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zvacet (ivicakolic) said :

Software center>other>ubuntu-restricted-extras

and to be sure that you have all repos enabled system>admin<software sources>and check all under ubuntu software except source and first two under updates.Reload.

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Best Jim Bauwens (jimbauwens) said :

Barry, I had this problem too, to solve it go to System>Administration>Software Sources.
Type your password.
Choose by download source 'other'.
Then press 'Select Best Server'.
It will now look for the best server and when that is done click 'Choose Server'.
Then close the Software Sources window. It will ask you to reload some stuff .
Then return to Ubuntu software center and search for ubuntu-restricted-extras.
You will most likely be able to download and install it.


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Barry (barrytafe) said :

Hi: Jim your solution just worked fine with this version, Karmic Koala,many thanks to you and all,i am now able to function and all works very well, and also have learnt something new,hopefully would be able to help some-one else.
As such Installed all the above i have listed,and all is working just fine,some configuration was required.
Again Many Thanks to all.
Best Regards to all.

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jayagopal (jayagopal) said :

Hi Jim,
Thank for the reply.................
I was also facing the same problem.
your solution helped me out.........

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Stephen Adams (stephen-alan-adams) said :

Thanks Jim, as well. New to Ubunutu here, and your solution was well appreciated