Stuck at 6.06LTS and no flashplayer.
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 22:30:10 UTC 2008
2008/12/18 hermanaa <n0jnqrp at gmail.com>
> I cannot upgrade beyond Ubuntu 6.06LTS. I can live with 6.06LTS for now.
> (I bring the upgrade-problem to the list later).
> However 6.06LTS has no flashplayer.
> Yesterday I had to go to Windows to see
> http://buyqube.com/ (the website relies heavily on flashplayer).
> Soooo .... I am terribly STUCK! (no flashplayer and no upgrade
> I put off buying a new computer till I have a handle on my problems.
> My present OS: 6.06LTS.
> Processor: x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz (x2,
> dual CPU)
> Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
> BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/19/2008
> Motherboard: Foxconn 945GZ
> The problem: I cannot get flashplayer working.
> Flashplayer was working the last 2 years (same OS, same computer).
> I recently re-installed 6.06LTS. The system got updated OK (239
> downloaded updates, afair).
> My FireFox is version 188.8.131.52eol (default, incl. upgrades, 6.06LTS
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206eol) Gecko/20081113
> Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/220.127.116.11eol
> My system is kept up-to-date by regular updating via Internet, by
> IN SEQUENCE OF the EVENTS:
> ##Synaptic says that Flashplayer is installed:
> Adobe Flash Player plugin installer--
> .... but does not work when FireFox displays a website.
> ##I uninstalled the installed 'flashplugin-nonfree'
> (using Synaptic) 'remove completely'
> ##I installed (I first closed my FireFox browser)
> (using Synaptic, Mark, Apply)
> flashplugin-nonfree (version 18.104.22.168.0ubuntu11~dapper3) will be
> [this loos same package as: --flashplugin-nonfree
> Adobe Flash Player plugin installer--]
> It now shows 'installed' in Synaptic.
> Testing is next: I start up FireFox, check a website:
> Flashplayer not working. I restart my OS/computer.
> FlashPlayer not working. I cannot read/see http://buyqube.com/
> ###End of this exercise.
> I tried previously: 'Install plug-in' as it appears on the webpage:
> Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10
> 'This package officially supports the following browsers:
> Firefox 2.x, Firefox 3.x, SeaMonkey 1.11 '
> (note that my installed FireFox version is not included).
> IT DOES NOT INSTALL. (Adobe version 10). It gives:
> Error: conflict with the installed package 'xfs'.
> With no Flashplayer, and no alternatives, I am just about stuck !
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And why don't you install Firefox 2 or Firefox 3?
Did you check for "libflashplayer.so" in "/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree"?
In "/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/" there should be a link to it (or to another
link to it) and maybe also in "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/".
Have you tried this testpage <http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/>?
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