How do i update the flashplayer on my webbook (operating system is ubuntu)

Asked by Riaan on 2012-01-18

I bought a Webbook from vodacom. The operating system is Ubuntu. When you go into Facebook and try and run any of the application it requests you to update your flashplayer. if you click on the link the option is to update APT for ubuntu. when you run this it gives the message "Unknown channel "lucid Partner".

Can anyone assist me to update the fashplayer.

Thank you

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2012-01-18
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2012-04-05

Can you give the output of:

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

Thanks

Riaan (rgermishuys) said : #2

where will i enter this information

i am not that computer literate.
Thank you

Run a terminal either using the menus / dash or press CTRL+ALT+T and one will run

You can copy and paste the command there and copy all of the output and paste here as an update

Thanks

Riaan (rgermishuys) said : #4

adele@adele-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux adele-laptop 2.6.35-13-charlotte #42-Ubuntu PREEMPT Tue Oct 4 20:40:29 UTC 2011 armv7l GNU/Linux
ii flash-kernel 2.28ubuntu10charlotte18 utility to make certain embedded devices bootable
ii fsl-flash10 11.11.06charlotte4 FreeScale Flash 10
adele@adele-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

Ok if you run:

apt-cache search gnash; apt-cache search swf

What is output?

Thanks

Appears you are using an ARM CPU so there is no Adobe flash plugin for your OS.

Riaan (rgermishuys) said : #6

so if there is no support for flash player, how can i open applications on the web that uses adobe flash player.

You can use gnash, swfdec player, lightspark or you can enable the HTML5 in youtube and you can watch videos using that. There is also use musictube (nonfree)

Belenos (belenos) said : #8

If you are using Firefox, install Flash-Aid and follow the steps:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/

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