adobe flash player

Asked by brad ganson on 2011-05-06

i supposedly downloaded adobe for 11.04 but don't know where it went. do i open it extract it? or what do i need to put it somewhere where system can find it.
i am clueless

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Can you give the output of:

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


IKT (ikt) said : #2

Could always just download the addon for firefox called "flashaid", it will install the right version of flash for your computer.

sure but if gnash or swfdec are in the way it waill cause issues. You don't need a 3rd party app, you just need to install a SINGLE plugin and all will be well. If more than one exists they conflict and you get issues

brad ganson (brganson) said : #4

i have no idea what any of you are talking about. think of me as kindergarten kids

Copy the whole command I gave initially
Paste the command into the terminal and press ENTER
Copy the output and paste here as an update.


brad ganson (brganson) said : #6

can't find terminl

brad ganson (brganson) said : #7

where is the terminal?

brad ganson (brganson) said : #8

what is ubuntu...a guessing game?


It will run a terminal. Or you can use:

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Please don't post pointless stuff like "is this a guessing game" it add zero value to the question. You could maybe have researched to find out for yourself and made the whole process FASTER.

brad ganson (brganson) said : #10

where is applications > accessories > terminal ? I don't have a clue and don';t know where to look. My posts are not pointless. Just ignorance of what i am supposed to do.

brad ganson (brganson) said : #12

i have file edit view places help????

If you are using natty then click then press ALT+F2 and type: terminal
click the icon that represents the terminal
The shortcut combo I gave is much easier than messing with the slow menu system.

brad ganson (brganson) said : #14

screen freezes. can do nothing after alt _ f2

brad ganson (brganson) said : #15

should i give up on ubuntu? it seems to be created only for computer programmers.

How do you get that? The terminal is ideal to use as this is a text based environment ansd is AFR easier than me telling you what to click as

1. You may click the wrong thing and make tings worse
2. You may not see where the item is to click

all you have to do is press three buttons together, if that is how you deem "for programmers" then I feel sorry for you


Simple, no?

brad ganson (brganson) said : #17

brad@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep flash; dpkg -l | grep gnash; dpkg -l | grep swf
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty
Linux ubuntu 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

its ok to feel sorry for me

brad ganson (brganson) said : #18

thanks everyone. finally found flash player and installed it. now working.


Easy stuff huh. You didn't have any packages installed for flash which is good.

Still for computer programmers?