Karl karlok at
Thu Mar 20 03:04:33 UTC 2008

John wrote:

> I’m sure you have been asked before but I am a novice to kubuntu 
> although I am used to windows’ have installed kubuntu on my spare pc and 
> I am well pleased so easy to use apart from I needed a shockwave plug 
> in, I have down loaded this ok but something appears to be going 
> terribly wrong when trying to install it. I followed the instructions on 
> the website but it just doesn’t seem to do anything. Can any one give me 
> an idiot proof guide to this as i'm sure once I have done 1 it will all 
> become clear

I recall from a previous thread on this list that there is no shockwave 
for linux.

If what you actually want is the flash player, just install the 
flashplugin-nonfree package using adept (gui) or the apt-get command:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

This is the package description included in the package:

  This package will download the Flash Player from Adobe.  It is a 
Netscape/Mozilla type plugin.  Any browser based on Netscape or Mozilla 
can use the Flash plugin.  This package currently supports the following 
browsers: Mozilla, Mozilla-Firefox, Firefox, Iceweasel, and Iceape. 
Also Galeon and Epiphany can use the Flash plugin.  Konqueror can also 
use the Flash plugin if konqueror-nsplugins is installed.


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