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Join Date: Mar 2009
Stumped trying to install Flash 10 - SOLVED - 03-25-2009, 01:18 AM
I'm a new Mini 9 owner who's also brand new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm having trouble getting Flash to work on Web Browser, and am hoping that somebody can help. When I open a site like YouTube, I see a grayed out box with a triangular "press to play" icon where the video should be. If I clicked the box, I see a frame or two of the video and hear jerky sound. Hulu brings up a black box that does nothing when clicked. I'm getting a similar gray box for ads that are rendered in Flash, and need to click them in order to see them.
I looked under Web Browser's Add-Ons menu and saw that it had Flash 9. I figured that upgrading to Flash 10 would fix the problem. I downloaded the .deb file from Adobe's site to my desktop, double-clicked it, and the package seemed to install just fine. However, there was no difference. Checking Add-Ons, Web Browser said that it was still running Flash 9. I tried rebooting, but the gray boxes kept popping up.
So, I dug around the forum and found this thread (which wasn't helpful):
and this one:
When I opened terminal and typed in the commands, I got
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/libssl3.so': File exists
after entering the first line, and a corresponding response for each subsequent sudo line. As an Ubuntu newbie, I have no idea what it meant.
I then opened Web Browser and was still getting the gray box for video windows. When I checked Add-Ons, it still says that it's running Flash 9..0 r100. Rebooted the machine
Is there a way for me to fix this?
If it helps, here's what I'd done with my Mini beforehand:
My machine initially came with 512MB RAM, which I replaced with a 2GB stick. I'd noticed that the Mini was only reporting 1GB. I found this thread:
and ran the update, which fixed that problem. However, I did get a few "Failed to fetch" error messages resulting from the update. It didn't seem to affect the machine's functionality. I tried a few more times, but got the same errors.
I searched the forum, found this post:
and unchecked all of the Ubuntu repositories under "sources" and checked all of the sources under Third Party. Ran the update again without seeing any of the error messages.
I'm stumped, and would greatly appreciate any help in figuring this out. Thanks in advance!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Stumped trying to install Flash 10 - 03-26-2009, 01:21 AM
if your ram is showing that you have 2gb not 1, then yes.
when i installed flash 10 i just downloaded the file from adobe, double clicked it and it installed as it should have. i made no changes to the package.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Stumped trying to install Flash 10 - 03-26-2009, 01:54 AM
Solved it myself! 8-)
I went to Synaptic Package Manager and installed/reinstalled:
(just guessed on those - I'm not sure if all were necessary to fix it)
Add-Ons is now correctly reporting Flash 10, and YouTube and Hulu are working beautifully! Hopefully this post might help another newbie that gets stuck.
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