Stuck at 6.06LTS and no flashplayer.

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Dec 21 01:45:49 UTC 2008

On 12/17/2008 11:38 PM, hermanaa wrote:
> 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
> (the website relies heavily on flashplayer).
> Soooo .... I am terribly STUCK! (no flashplayer and no upgrade
> possible).
> 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 (default, incl. upgrades, 6.06LTS
> installation).
>  Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20081113
> Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/
> My system is kept up-to-date by regular updating via Internet, by
> Ubuntu.
> ##Synaptic says that Flashplayer is installed:
>  --flashplugin-nonfree
>  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 will be
> installed
>   [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
> ###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 !
> HermanPHL

Flash Player 10 is not available for Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft
Windows ME, Macintosh OSX 10.1 – 10.3, and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 3
and 4 operating systems. To download the latest Flash Player 9 for these
operating systems, visit the following TechNote.



Download, untar (double-click in Nautilus if that's easier for you), and
from the extracted files, copy to ~/.mozilla/plugins.
Then from a terminal:

sudo updatedb
[wait as it takes awhile for the command to finish]

and then copy to replace the other's in place.

If you need help in doing that last, post back.

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