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Default Mini 9 (Ubuntu) Flash Problem - 12-05-2008, 01:26 PM

My mini's web cam works great in Cheese and in the Dell video chat application. However when I log in to or any other web based chat program that uses Adobe Flash for video, the web cam shows up as a device to select, but then no video is displayed. I talked with Dell support and they told me it wasn't their job to support Flash. I read on the Ubuntu forums that Flash 9 has this problem. But I can't update to Flash 10 because the Dell repositories don't contain the update and the Adobe's Deb version won't install since it is i386 not lpia. I just want to video chat in a web browser with my Windows I completely out of luck?
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Default Re: Mini 9 (Ubuntu) Flash Problem - 12-05-2008, 03:05 PM

There's a thread down in the OS/Linux/Mini Ubuntu forum on this site about this. Upgrading to Flash 10 isn't too tough. Take a look: HOWTO upgrade to flash10

There is another driver issue with the webcam, but that's a separate issue and discussed in a different thread on the Mini Ubuntu forum...

Obsidian Mini 9 > 2gb ram, 16gb ssd, bluetooth, 1.3mp webcam, us-intl kbd
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Default Re: Mini 9 (Ubuntu) Flash Problem - 12-07-2008, 02:24 PM

Thanks GerallK, it works great now!
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Default Re: Mini 9 (Ubuntu) Flash Problem - 01-01-2009, 03:01 PM

It may not be obvious but there is a forum here dedicated to discussion about Ubuntu on the Mini 9. You may have better exposure of your posts about Ubuntu there.

It's at:

From the main list of forums you need to scroll down a bit.

Anyone owning a Mini 9 with Ubuntu should also take a good look at this wiki page:

It lists common issues for the Mini 9 with Ubuntu, either pre-installed from factory or installed from an Ubuntu vanilla 8.04.1 CD.

It also has direct links to the documentation that came with the computer in electronic form, as well as links to other community sites, forums and mailing lists.

If you have a specific question about the Mini 9, it is also possible to ask it here:

I can't answer all questions here in the forum, but I keep a close eye on questions asked via Launchpad.

Thank you.

Fabián Rodríguez
Ubuntu Senior Support Analyst, volunteer forum contributor
Canonical Global Support Services
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