Viewing Flash videos after installing flashplugin-nonfree v. 9

Neil McLeod neil.a.mcleod at
Sat Jan 13 02:09:12 UTC 2007

By the way, the Flash player that's installed when I restart Firefox is
Flash 7.

On 1/12/07, Neil McLeod <neil.a.mcleod at> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> (that 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.
> Thanks!
> --
> Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake)

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (Dapper Drake)
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