Flash player control buttons don't work

Asked by Br. Tikhon Pethoud on 2012-05-02

Sometime during the last week of March 2012 I installed an Adobe Flash Player "update". Since then the control buttons in Amazon Cloud Player haven't worked. I don't even see the controls in Youtube. Is there a way I can restore the flash player I had been using? If so, how do I do it? Thanks.

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Can you give the output of:

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


Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #2

How do I get that information? Thanks

Copy the command and press CTRL+ALT+T
paste the command in and press ENTER
Copy the output and paste here as an update


Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #4

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux tikhon-desktop 2.6.32-41-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 29 13:08:43 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux


Sam_ (and-sam) said : #5

Bug report linked above.
Try if the settings window responds when the video is in full screen mode.
Legacy flash plugins are available there although installation isn't recommended.

and the output of:

dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

If any?


Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #7

I didn't receive any output from the above command.


ok then run:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Does it install flash ok?

Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #9

Flash installed just fine, and I now can see and use the controls in Youtube. Thank you so much!! However, the control buttons are still "frozen" on the Amazon Cloud Player.

Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #10

Now I can't see the Youtube controls again! What is going on???

Can you give the output of:

dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'


Br. Tikhon Pethoud (brtikhon) said : #12

I apologize for the delay in responding. I've been away from my computer this weekend. Here's the output you requested.
ii flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii flashplugin-nonfree Adobe Flash Player plugin installer (transit

FYI today I downloaded another Flash Player plugin installer [update]. I thought maybe now everything will work. No such luck.


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