Adobe flash player provided needs to be updated to latest level. Youtube and others no longer work as a result.

Asked by lordofthefiles on 2011-10-31

Adobe flash player provided needs to be updated to latest level. Youtube and others no longer work as a result. Also system doesn't know what to do with APT installation packages. Please help. Thanks.

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2011-10-31
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2011-11-05
Chris (fabricator4) said : #1

The latest proprietary code can not be included with Ubuntu or the repositories because it is not open source. It is installable however. I recommend the flashaid plugin for Firefox as it is simple and easy, and will keep the code updated.

Chris

YouTube! works on my Ubuntu system and most people's...

You *can* update the Flash player on Ubuntu, though you might not get the very latest possible version, especially if there is a beta version available. To update Flash on Ubuntu, provided that you installed it by installing the flashplugin-installer or adobe-flashplugin package, just update your Ubuntu system, which you can do in the Update Manager.

If that doesn't fix the problem, please open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command by copying it to the clipboard, pasting it into the Terminal, and pressing enter:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|lightspark'

Then select all the text in the Terminal (Edit > Select All), copy it to the clipboard (Edit > Copy), and paste it here.

Alex Cockell (alcockell) said : #3

Do you have the Partner repository enabled?

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