flash plugin on Jaunty, amd 64 bit

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 15:45:41 UTC 2009

Muzer wrote:
> H.S. wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there any trick to installing flash support in Jaunty, amd 64 bit? I
>> have a freshly installed Jaunty on athlon 64 bit processor based
>> machine, but flash is not working (tried youtube). I have installed
>> ubuntu-restricted-extras package and the following are installed:
>> ~$ dpkg -l *flash* | grep ^i
>> ii  flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin
>> installer
>> ii  flashplugin-nonfree Adobe Flash Player plugin
>> installer (transit
>> Thanks.
> I assume you are using firefox.
> IIRC, there is a bug in the installer, that puts the files in the wrong 
> place. Search in your libraries to see if you can find a file with flash 
> in the name:
> find /usr/lib -name '*flash*'
> Once you find them, as root, copy them into firefox's plugin directory:
> sudo cp <filename(s) that came up in the search> /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
> (Ignore any line breaks in the last command - I can't figure out how to 
> turn 80-width off for specific lines)
> Good luck!

Well, all I did was purge the installer and the plugin and reinstalled
it and now it is working fine:
$> sudo aptitude purge flashplugin-installer
$> sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree



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