This is an addendum to my last question

Asked by Ralph Williams on 2012-06-16

Looks like the only videos that play on Ubuntu Foxfire are HTML5 and nothing that is Flash supported will play.
Thanks

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Sam_
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2012-06-22
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2012-06-22
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2012-06-18
Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

> Ubuntu Foxfire

That is Firefox?
Did you restart firefox after removing flashblock?
Is flashplayer installed?
As in the other question when you've opened tools - addons, there is also a section 'plugins', does it content a flashplayer?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-plugins-play-audio-video-games

Please close firefox and open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
dpkg -l flash* | grep ii

If above doesn't output any flash application, install adobe flashplayer:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Don't install more than one flash application as firefox will only recognize one version.

There is a test page, you need to allow java script of course.
https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #2

Thanks for your help. When I go to site: https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ it basically tells me that Flashplayer is disabled. In Firefox - tools- plugins there is no Flashplayer there is a Shockwave Flash that is enabled. In addition, Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) is installed. Here is where I am now. In Youtube I can play some of the videos but others tell me that the video is not now available. I suspect that I have some sort of Parental Control enabled but I don't know where it is or how to disable it. Now when I go to Grooveshark (the site I actually want to use) I get an error message that tells me that I do not have Adobe Flash and directs me to a download site. the site is "get.abobe.com/flashplayer. So far so good. When I try to download Flash Player it ask which of the following I want: YUM for Linux (YUM), .tar.gz for other Linux, .rpm for other linux, and APT for Ubuntu 10.04+. (I have Ubuntu 12.04, I think). Because Flashplayer is not available through the Ubuntu Software Center I do not know how to download and install a program from another source. When I start the download Ubuntu wants to know what program I want to use to handle the program. I am sure it is a compressed file and I have no idea as to how to open and install this file. Do you have any suggestions.
Thank you very much, Ralph

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of Sam_
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:31 PM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #200644]: This is an addendum to my last question

Your question #200644 on firefox in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/200644

    Status: Open => Answered

Sam_ proposed the following answer:
> Ubuntu Foxfire

That is Firefox?
Did you restart firefox after removing flashblock?
Is flashplayer installed?
As in the other question when you've opened tools - addons, there is also a section 'plugins', does it content a flashplayer?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-plugins-play-audio-video-games

Please close firefox and open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
dpkg -l flash* | grep ii

If above doesn't output any flash application, install adobe flashplayer:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Don't install more than one flash application as firefox will only
recognize one version.

There is a test page, you need to allow java script of course.
https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

> there is a Shockwave Flash that is enabled

Yep, that's adobe flash-plugin.

If java script is allowed on the test page there should be a small box saying:
You have version
11,2,202,236 installed

Ralph, please be clear on what you write. Thanks.
One time you write
> In addition, Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) is installed

few lines down you write
> Because Flashplayer is not available through the Ubuntu Software Center

Anyway if you'd have followed as suggested by #1 this would've told you if flashplugin is installed or not, but unfortunately you've preferred not to answer.
Please close firefox and open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
dpkg -l flash* | grep ii

This way the output tells the other person which doesn't sit in front of your computer what's installed, rather more reliable than saying there is no flashplugin in software-center.

Well just try this, enter there in the search box: adobe
and view adobe flashplugin showing up on the list.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/

> suspect that I have some sort of Parental Control

There're two options,
a) you've installed some plugin yourself, then you should be able to remove it.
b) ask your parents.

Please rather answer directly on the page by using the direct link to your question, otherwise answers by email make it worse to follow-up due to long citations.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/200644

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #4

Not sure what you are reading but here is what I wrote: (copied and pasted) Thanks for your help. When I go to site: https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ it basically tells me that FlashPlayer is disabled. In Firefox - tools- plugins there is no FlashPlayer there is a Shockwave Flash that is enabled. In addition, Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) is installed. Allow me to translate. The following two Flash related programs are installed: Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) and Shockwave Flash. Not sure how that can be clearer. FYI I am 75 years old, my parents are both long dead.

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of Sam_
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:21 PM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #200644]: This is an addendum to my last question

Your question #200644 on firefox in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/200644

    Status: Open => Answered

Sam_ proposed the following answer:
> there is a Shockwave Flash that is enabled

Yep, that's adobe flash-plugin.

If java script is allowed on the test page there should be a small box saying:
You have version
11,2,202,236 installed

Ralph, please be clear on what you write. Thanks.
One time you write
> In addition, Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) is installed

few lines down you write
> Because Flashplayer is not available through the Ubuntu Software Center

Anyway if you'd have followed as suggested by #1 this would've told you if flashplugin is installed or not, but unfortunately you've preferred not to answer.
Please close firefox and open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
dpkg -l flash* | grep ii

This way the output tells the other person which doesn't sit in front of
your computer what's installed, rather more reliable than saying there
is no flashplugin in software-center.

Well just try this, enter there in the search box: adobe
and view adobe flashplugin showing up on the list.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/

> suspect that I have some sort of Parental Control

There're two options,
a) you've installed some plugin yourself, then you should be able to remove it.
b) ask your parents.

Please rather answer directly on the page by using the direct link to your question, otherwise answers by email make it worse to follow-up due to long citations.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/200644

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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #5

> Not sure what you are reading

I'm reading directly from launchpad via web browser.
Unfortunately you're obviously not willing to return answers per direct link to your question and verify your answers by yourself.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/200644

> The following two Flash related programs are installed: Adobe Flash plugin (from the Ubuntu Software Center) and Shockwave Flash.

Are you able to post requested terminal outputs?

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #6

When I entered dpkg -l flash* | grep ii (at the Terminal level) I received this: ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.236ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer.

When I went to the test page ( https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/) I received a message saying "This plugin is disabled." in addition it directs me to a link (manage plugins) when I go to this site it shows that I have Shockwave Flash ENABLED.

So far I am dealing with the following: Shockwave Flash, Adobe Flash plugin and Adobe FlashPlayer. As far as I can tell I have the first two installed or enabled but I do not see FlashPlayer anywhere. My question, are all three the same thing and do I need all three? In YouTube some of the videos play some say that the video is not available. When I go to Grooveshark, I always get this message "

"Grooveshark requires Adobe Flash. Download the latest version now to start discovering new music, creating playlists, and sharing your favorite songs with your friends!

You can also try our beta HTML5 version for a flash-free experience.

    Install Flash"
I have downloaded Adobe FlashPlayer but I do not know how to install it. I think it down loads as a compressed file>
Thanks.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #7

> (at the Terminal level) I received this: ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.236ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer.

Great, thanks. There is only adobe flash installed, 'shockwave' is just another term.
No need for manual downloading adobe flashplayer because it's already installed and the version from the web page is the same as the one from package manager.
As already mentioned it doesn't make sense to have more flashplugins installed.

## I have here also adobe flash installed only and the plugin section in firefox calls it shockwave, well.

Please verify if java scripting and cookies are enabled.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/javascript-settings-for-interactive-web-pages
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #8

Are you able to post requested terminal outputs? This question was ask by SAM....Not sure what you are asking, if the question is can I copy and paste from the Terminal, the answer is yes.

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #9

I'm reading directly from launchpad via web browser.
Unfortunately you're obviously not willing to return answers per direct link to your question and verify your answers by yourself.

In reference to the preceding statement.

I try, I don't always understand what you are asking me to do but I give it my best shot. Believe me, I appreaciate and I am beginning to learn my way around this process. I have only been using Ubuntu for a couple of weeks now.

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #10

Yes, Java scripting and cookies are enabled. In Firefox- Edit-Preferences-Privacy: the following boxes are checked, Remember my browsing history, remember download history, accept cookies form sites, accept third party cookies.

Ralph Williams (rwwilli) said : #11

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.