In 11.10 Oneiric, when I try to use Youtube, I'm told I don't have flash, which I do.

Asked by Rick Flynn on 2011-09-23

Just upgraded to 11.10 Oneiric from 11.04 Natty in Lubuntu.
Now, when I try to use YouTube, I get the message to install Adobe Flash.
It worked fine before, so would anyone know why not now?
Many Thanks, Rick

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Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) said : #1

Check for packages first. Paste back into this space with the information. I just installed on Oneric on my machine through Ubuntu Software Center. Details will vary depending on your machine architecture:

$ dpkg --get-selections -|grep flash
flashplugin-downloader:i386 install
flashplugin-installer install
$ apt-cache policy flashplugin-downloader:i386
flashplugin-downloader:i386:
  Installed: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 10.3.183.10ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ apt-cache policy flashplugin-installer
flashplugin-installer:
  Installed: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 10.3.183.10ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Rick Flynn (flynn1959) said : #2

Thanks for your help!

Ok, when I run this in terminal: dpkg --get-selections -|grep flash
I get this:

flashplugin-downloader install
flashplugin-installer install
flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound install

When I run: apt-cache policy flashplugin-downloader:i386

I get this:

flashplugin-downloader:
  Installed: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 10.3.183.10ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Does that help?

Thanks, Rick

Rick Flynn (flynn1959) said : #3

Oh, forgot this command: apt-cache policy flashplugin-installer

I got this:

flashplugin-installer:
  Installed: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.3.183.10ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 10.3.183.10ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Thanks, Rick

Rick Flynn (flynn1959) said : #4

Problem solved!

I ended up uninstalling, then re-installing flash player through the Synaptic manager. That did it.

Thanks to all for looking!

Sincerely, Rick :-)