karmic koala

Asked by John Kelly on 2009-11-04

Hi,
 I have lost video in watching national Geographic video s using Mozilla Firefox and alsotried it in Google Chrome.Understanding that I have to reenable the medibuntu repository and having done so wondering where do I go from here!?
Thanks
John

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Does the site use flash or embedded videos?

John Kelly (lioganach) said : #2

Hi
a box appeared and said you need the latest flash version
thanks
John

Jim Bauwens (jimbauwens) said : #3

It means you don't have the flash player installed.
I would recommend you to install the ubuntu restricted extra, its the most easy way to
Go to the ubuntu software center, and search for "ubuntu restricted".
Install "Ubuntu Restricted Extras".

Jim Bauwens (jimbauwens) said : #4

It means you don't have the flash player installed.
I would recommend you to install the ubuntu restricted extra, its the most easy way to install flash
Go to the ubuntu software center, and search for "ubuntu restricted".
Install "Ubuntu Restricted Extras".

FD (fdouw) said : #5

If you use Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), then you can use the Ubuntu Software Centre: go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Centre, search for “Adobe Flash”; the plug-in for Mozilla should be listed, this is the one you want.

If you use Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), then you should open a terminal and type “sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree”

On a side-note: you do not need the Medibuntu repositories for Flash support, though you may want it for other packages.

John Kelly (lioganach) said : #6

Hi
thanks
in the software center adobe flash is ticked so I have it installed!?
John

John Kelly (lioganach) said : #7

Hello Jim
ubuntu-restricted-extras is installed!?
thanks
John

FD (fdouw) said : #8

Well, that is strange.

Just a few questions, maybe it will yield a clue:
* do you have a 64bit processor? An alternative way to install Flash may help[*],
* does Flash not work at all, or does it work on other websites?
* have you tried killing all instances of Firefox completely, then reinstalling Flash, just to be sure that Firefox was closed during installation?
* is Flash mentioned in about:plugins?

These are just wild guesses, to be honest I am at a loss at the moment…

[*] http://usefulsoftwaregamesandknowledge.blogspot.com/2009/09/install-and-run-64-bit-flash-on-linux.html

John Kelly (lioganach) said : #9

Floris Douw wrote:
> Your question #88572 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/88572
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Floris Douw requested for more information:
> Well, that is strange.
>
> Just a few questions, maybe it will yield a clue:
> * do you have a 64bit processor? An alternative way to install Flash may help[*],
> * does Flash not work at all, or does it work on other websites?
> * have you tried killing all instances of Firefox completely, then reinstalling Flash, just to be sure that Firefox was closed during installation?
> * is Flash mentioned in about:plugins?
>
> These are just wild guesses, to be honest I am at a loss at the moment…
>
> [*] http://usefulsoftwaregamesandknowledge.blogspot.com/2009/09/install-
> and-run-64-bit-flash-on-linux.html
>
> Hello Floris Douw,
I do have a 64 bit processor.
In Firefox ..plugins..it mentions a Shockwave Flash 10. something.
Flash works on youtube.
On National geographic the loading screen comes on saying ....loading 50
per cent.
How does kill alll instances of Firefox!?
thanks
John

Best FD (fdouw) said : #10

So you do have the Flash plug-in, but it is buggy… I suppose reinstalling Flash from the repositories is not going to help.

In my view, your best bet now would be to try the alternative installation I mentioned in my previous post.

Killing all instances of Firefox simply means that Firefox is no longer running at all: it should no longer appear in the System Monitor (System > Administration > System Monitor > Processes), you can kill it here as well, through a right-click.

John Kelly (lioganach) said : #11

Hello Floris,
thanks for your help. As the only problem is with the national geographic videos which I hardly access I think I will be content with what I have till I get more understanding of what I am doing.
Thanks for your patience and your help.
God bless you
John