[ubuntu-uk] Flash at Myspace.com

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sun Jun 18 02:16:26 BST 2006

On Sat, 17 Jun 2006, baza wrote:
> Hi, while trying to use myspace with firefox on Dapper the myspace
> videos show the message, flashplay 8 needed to view these.

Macromedia Flash is a proprietary, binary module (aka no source-code, no way
of fixing it or know what it does).  Flash version 8 is not available for
i386 Linux.  Apparently version 9 or 8.5 may be made available, but that
isn't the case yet.  The best you can do for the moment is:

  sudo apt-get install wine

Download the Win32 version of Firefox:


to your desktop and double-click it to install it.  Then use that version of
Firefox to click on:


and install Flash 8 into Firefox for MS Windows.

Now you should have a Firefox icon on your desktop, which will load the
Win32 version (with Flash 8) using Wine.  Magical.

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