Adobe flash player 11 does not seem to work after a resent update

Asked by esmoran162 on 2012-04-09

Tried to update to the latest flash plug in and I can no longer get most videos from YouTube.
From a previous email thought you may need this information.

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

Linux 2nd-Floor 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk 11.2.202.228-0oneiric1 GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
ii adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.228-0oneiric1 Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
rc flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.228ubuntu0.11.10.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

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2012-04-09
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2012-05-18

Try:

sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk; sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-installer ; sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; clear; sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

FRANCIOSI MARCO (2xa-ldce-ax9) said : #2

This is my method, it works beacause Adobe new plugin is buggy, you must to install an old version.

Adobe Flash will die with HTML5....for the moment, try this:
-Close Chromium.
-Go to synaptic, completely remove all adobe-flash entries and exit synaptic.
-Open a terminal and download: sudo wget http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_10.2.159.1ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb
-Enter the directory you have downloaded .deb and install it.
-Launch Chromium with the command: chromium-browser --allow-outdated-plugins.

-Test youtube, works? Go to synaptic, search and select flashplugin just installed (10.0.159), package menu>lock version.

esmoran162 (esmoran162) said : #3

I Tried the first (actually had tried a variation of it earlier after reading some of the other FAQs):

sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk; sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-installer ; sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; clear; sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Doesn't seem to solve the problem. (which is that I just get a "black" screen when I attempt to play certain videos).

Will try the second method (running Firfox at the moment).

esmoran162 (esmoran162) said : #4

Was attempting to perform the method suggested by Franciosi Marco above but now when I go to "synaptic package manager" I get the following errors and then it crashes.

E: The package flashplugin-nonfree needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report.

I do have the flashplugin-nonfree_10.2.159.1ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb but need some help with the comment:

-Enter the directory you have downloaded .deb and install it.

I am new to Linux and not sure what "command" to use to install the .deb

Run:

wget http://gt.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_10.2.159.1ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb

sudo dpkg --force-all -i ./flashplugin-nonfree_10.2.159.1ubuntu0.8.04.1_i386.deb

Does it install ok

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