Viewing Flash videos after installing flashplugin-nonfree v. 9

Neil McLeod neil.a.mcleod at
Sat Jan 13 02:01:07 UTC 2007


I was having problems viewing some Flash videos (e.g. those hosted on
MySpace), so I installed flashplugin-nonfree through
Synaptic. After installing it and restarting Firefox I can view the movies
in question, but after restarting Firefox again, I can no longer view them.
(The sound works fine.) One example of a video I'm referring to
is a sweet site, BTW).

Does anyone know how to fix this? I know I can also download the beta
directly from Adobe (as per, but am
wondering if it's possible to do it through Synaptic, so that I continue
getting updates. (From my limited knowledge, I understand that packages not
installed through the package manager have to be updated and re/de/installed
manually, which can become a chore.)

By the way, before installing flashplugin-nonfree, I uninstalled another
Flash browser plugin, although I mysteriously can't find it through Synaptic
now, so I'm not sure what the name is.


Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake)
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