flash plugin does not install in google chrome

Asked by william zuk on 2014-08-22

bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520 3.2.0-69-generic-pae #103-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 2 05:15:53 UTC 2014 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.406ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$

i can use chrome for everything except for two games in facebook where i get a message saying flash player is reguired to plat
one game ( battle pirates) says version 10 or greator is required ,the other game says (war commander) says version 11 or greater is required
however i can view videos thru hulu tv
the above mentioned games i have been playing for several yrs
i have removed chrome several times and reinstalled problem is still there
i would have re-installed 12.04 but lost disk

bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ dpkg -l | grep chromium
ii chromium-browser 37.0.2062.94-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~pkg909 Chromium browser
ii chromium-browser-l10n 37.0.2062.94-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~pkg909 chromium-browser language packages
ii chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 37.0.2062.94-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~pkg909 Extra ffmpeg codecs for the Chromium Browser

bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ sudo dpkg --audit
[sudo] password for bill:
bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$

when going to the adobe info page i just see a little box that shows the flash crash symbol where it says not supported

Question information

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Status:
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For:
Ubuntu flashplugin-nonfree Edit question
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Solved by:
Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2014-09-18
Last query:
2014-09-18
Last reply:
2014-09-18

What is the output of:

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

Thanks

Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #2

All recent versions of Chrome for Linux have an integrated flash player. It is result of a cooperation with Adobe. The Flash version you can install for firefox is not that recent as well.

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #3

this is what u asked for i hope it seems like there is something
missing but i believe i entered it properly

On 8/22/14, Thomas Krüger <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Needs information => Answered
>
> Thomas Krüger proposed the following answer:
> All recent versions of Chrome for Linux have an integrated flash player.
> It is result of a cooperation with Adobe. The Flash version you can
> install for firefox is not that recent as well.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440/+confirm?answer_id=1
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
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You haven't added anything to the post. Copy the text from terminal and paste as an update on
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440

Replying to the automated email and attaching a file doesn't work.

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #5

i posted a screen shot of what happened in terminal. copy/paste i'm not good at
here it is again in attachment

On 8/23/14, actionparsnip <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> You haven't added anything to the post. Copy the text from terminal and
> paste as an update on
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Replying to the automated email and attaching a file doesn't work.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440/+confirm?answer_id=3
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

again, replying to the automated email and attaching a file doesn't work. Ii told you this in my last reply, so why do the same thing again......?

Copy the text from the terminal and paste the tetxt as an update on:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #7

bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l / egrep 'flash/gnash/swf/spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520 3.2.0-68-generic-pae #102-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 12 22:23:54 UTC 2014 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
dpkg-query: error: package name in specifier '/' is illegal: must start with an alphanumeric character
bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ Copy

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #8

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #9

yes the problem still exists

On 9/15/14, Launchpad Janitor <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Open => Expired
>
> Launchpad Janitor expired the question:
> This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state
> without activity for the last 15 days.
>
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

1. Please provide the output of the commands as asked for already almost a month ago.
2. Chrome has an in-built flash player, so the flash player for Firefox does not make any sense in Chrome. Please explain your problem with more details. What is not working as expected, what error message do you get, etc.

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #11

the output that was requested i did finally provide as i was a noob at
cut and paste after it was provided there was never a response
i will try to do it again

On 9/16/14, Manfred Hampl <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> 1. Please provide the output of the commands as asked for already almost a
> month ago.
> 2. Chrome has an in-built flash player, so the flash player for Firefox does
> not make any sense in Chrome. Please explain your problem with more details.
> What is not working as expected, what error message do you get, etc.
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #12

attachments show existing problem
On 9/16/14, william zuk <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Description changed to:
> plugin does not even show up in chrome yet it works with firefox some
> games that i play through facebook require flash and will not load
> however using firefox they load but i have a lot of problems with
> firefox freezing so prefer chrome
>
> im sorry i am not having luck copying and pasting as you require i am an old
> dog nvr learnt that trickbill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$ lsb_release
> -a; uname a; dpkg -l / egrep 'flash/gnash/swf/spark'
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
> Release: 12.04
> Codename: precise
> uname: extra operand `a'
> Try `uname --help' for more information.
> dpkg-query: error: package name in specifier '/' is illegal: must start with
> an alphanumeric character
> bill@bill-PW532AA-ABA-SR1403WM-NA520:~$
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #13

1. As already written above attaching a screenshot to a Launchpad answer document (or a related e-mail) does not work, it is immediately stripped before anyone else has a chance to see it. If you want to provide a screenshot or photo of your screen you have to upload it to some other image hosting platform and provide the link.

2. You again messed up the command, please copy and paste it:

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

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #14

where did i mess up the command i typed as it appeared ir there are
not suposed to be spaces between a letter and the (-) it is only thing
i see i may have messed up maybe all key boards don't type alike

On 9/16/14, Manfred Hampl <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> 1. As already written above attaching a screenshot to a Launchpad answer
> document (or a related e-mail) does not work, it is immediately stripped
> before anyone else has a chance to see it. If you want to provide a
> screenshot or photo of your screen you have to upload it to some other
> image hosting platform and provide the link.
>
> 2. You again messed up the command, please copy and paste it:
>
> lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #15

There are three different slash characters ion the character set: a forward slash /, a backslash \, and a vertical line also known as pipe character |.

The command requires pipe characters, but you typed slashes.

There is no need to re-type the command, just use copy and paste from the Launchpad web page or the e-mail to the terminal window:

Open this document in your web browser https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440

Mark this text with presses mouse button that it is shown in reverse color
lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

Open a terminal window (e.g. by simultaneously pressing ctrl-alt-t), move your mouse pointer into that window and press the middle mouse button. This should paste the command text into the terminal window and all you have to do in addition is pressing the 'enter' key to execute the command.
(If your mouse does not have a middle mouse button, use the terminal menu's entry 'edit - paste'.)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #16

Ok, I see that you have overwritten the main question information with that command output.

Now please add details about the problems that you have.

As already written, chrome has an inbuilt flash player, so there is no need for an attempt to add the firefox add-in to chrome.

If you open chrome and navigate to the web page www.adobe.com/software/flash/about what do you see in the box 'Version information'? Do you see an animation below the heading "Adobe Flash Player"?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #17

What is the output of the terminal commands

dpkg -l | grep chromium
sudo dpkg --audit

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #18

i think i did it imite hafta buy the 14.04 version due to my lack of
computer skills

On 9/17/14, Manfred Hampl <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> What is the output of the terminal commands
>
> dpkg -l | grep chromium
> sudo dpkg --audit
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #19

Maybe it is really the better idea to try upgrading your system to the latest Ubuntu version (14.04 LTS).
You should be able to either do an in-place upgrade (via update-manager, there should be a button offered to do that) or download an Ubuntu 14.04 installation kit from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and burn that .iso file to a DVD or create a bootable USB stick with that. Installation instructions can be found on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #20

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

william zuk (wbzuk2) said : #21

it will not update 12.94 from manager so i will purchase a copy of
14.04 from bookstore
ty for trying

On 9/18/14, Manfred Hampl <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #253440 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Manfred Hampl proposed the following answer:
> Maybe it is really the better idea to try upgrading your system to the
> latest Ubuntu version (14.04 LTS).
> You should be able to either do an in-place upgrade (via update-manager,
> there should be a button offered to do that) or download an Ubuntu 14.04
> installation kit from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and burn that
> .iso file to a DVD or create a bootable USB stick with that. Installation
> instructions can be found on
> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440/+confirm?answer_id=18
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/253440
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>