how to update abode flash so I can watch comcast tv online

Asked by Liane Soukup on 2013-12-22

I get a message asking to launch an application to update adobe flash. Do you know what I need to do? What application from where?

Thanks in advance- best, Liane

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Liane Soukup (czech23) said : #1

In addition- here is information that came up.

NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.

Version 11.2.202.332

System requirements

Your system:

Linux 32-bit, English, Firefox

Need Flash Player for a different computer?

Are you an IT manager or OEM?

LAUNCH APPLICATION

This link needs to be opened with an application

Send to:

Choose an Application- when I click choose it goes to my files- I have no idea what to select.

Thanks for your help.

Liane Soukup (czech23) said : #2

on COMCAST/XFINITY page it says this:

Uh-Oh...You need to update Flash!!

We have detected that your computer needs an updated version of Adobe Flash Player to properly view this video.

The minimum required version of Flash for this video is 11.8.0. Your current version is 11.2.202.

Upgrading to the latest version of this software will allow you to experience the full version of the site as it was designed with simpler, stress-free navigation, more customization options, and tons of new content.

    How To Upgrade To Current Version of Flash (above is what I am trying to do to upgrade.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #3

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/02/adobe-adandons-flash-on-linux

My understanding is that you can't. Check above site.
If you download Chrome, they use a different flash, and it should work. This might help with COMCAST/XFINITY. Hope that works.

Liane Soukup (czech23) said : #4

So you are saying download Chrome and then open comcast.com in that browser and see if it works?

What is the output of :

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

Thanks

Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #6

Yes, Chrome comes with the lastest flash version available on Linux. Google took over the development of Flash for Chrome on Linux, mainly bacause the ability of Adobe to support Linux was very poor all the time. Unluckily the new versions of Flash that come with Chrome do not run in other browsers.
So you will need to download it from https://www.google.com/chrome . Choose the 32-bit version for Debian/Ubuntu. If you open the downlaoded .deb file, the software center should open and allow easy installation with one click and supplying your password.

Liane Soukup (czech23) said : #7

Andrew-

goodwill@Multimedia1:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux Multimedia1 3.2.0-51-generic #77-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 24 20:21:10 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.297ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii gnash 0.8.10-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
ii gnash-common 0.8.10-5ubuntu1 GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Common files/libraries
goodwill@Multimedia1:~$

sudo apt-get --purge remove gnash gnash-common flashplugin-installer

Enable the partner repository and install adobe-flashplugin

Close all browsers and rerun.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

Before you start installing additional software, you should make sure that your other problem - https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/241116 - not enough space - gets solved.

Your output shows that you are missing four months' updates.

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