flash problem

RobertHoltzman holtzm at cox.net
Sat Jan 16 03:49:42 UTC 2010

Running Hardy fully updated with adobe-flashplugin from the
Ubuntu repos. I'm having trouble getting some sites ( hulu.com for one) to 
function. They all tell me to d/l the latest Flash Player. Just for the
hell of it I clicked on the link they presented and it took me to the
Adobe site where I had the opportunity to obtain Adobe Flash Player
version which, of course, was already installed. Now...what
am I not understanding here?

My version appears to be Ubuntu's free version. I assume the one from
the Adobe site is nonfree. Is that the problem? If so, what is the
downside of using the one from the Adobe site, assuming it will work.

Ubuntu docs say to install flashplugin-nonfree and
flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound from the multiverse repo. First, no joy
with lashplugin-nonfree. Second, and moot, there is no
flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound listed.

There are some sites that work apparently without flash. My
understanding is that this has something to do with the way the site is
coded. True?

Anyone else having this problem?  

I've run off at the mouth enough. Any ideas?
Bob Holtzman
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