flash player help for 10.10

Asked by adio wilder on 2012-03-30

recently lost my ability to flash videos in ubuntu 10.10. installed gnu shockwave and can view youtube but other sites are black.? Please advise. thanks

Linux ubuntu 2.6.35-32-generic #67-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 5 19:35:26 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick
ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk 11.2.202.228-0maverick1 GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
ii adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.228-0maverick1 Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
ii browser-plugin-gnash 0.8.8-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Plugin for Mozilla and derivatives
rc flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.228ubuntu0.10.10.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii gnash 0.8.8-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
ii gnash-common 0.8.8-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Common files/libraries
ii gnash-cygnal 0.8.8-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Media server
ii grep 2.6.3-3 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep

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2012-03-30
Last reply:
2012-04-05

From terminal type:

sudo apt-get purge adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin browser-plugin-gnash flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common gnash-cygnal 0.8.8-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Media server

Then using firefox try this

1. Visit Flash-Aid for Firefox.
Flash-Aid Plugin Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/
2. Install Flash-Aid.
3. Restart Firefox.
4. Select Tools-> Flash-Aid-> Wizard Mode
5. Select "Google, from Chrome" in the drop down for which version to use.
6. Click on Next on everything as Defaulted.
7. The final screen click execute.
8. A shell command window will open, enter your password for sudo.
9. Close Shell window.
10. Restart Firefox.

Sorry better

From terminal type:

sudo apt-get purge adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin browser-plugin-gnash flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common gnash-cygnal

Then using firefox try this

1. Visit Flash-Aid for Firefox.
Flash-Aid Plugin Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/
2. Install Flash-Aid.
3. Restart Firefox.
4. Select Tools-> Flash-Aid-> Wizard Mode
5. Select "Google, from Chrome" in the drop down for which version to use.
6. Click on Next on everything as Defaulted.
7. The final screen click execute.
8. A shell command window will open, enter your password for sudo.
9. Close Shell window.
10. Restart Firefox.

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