How in the world is a new person to Ubuntu to understand half the gibberish crap about terminal commands, the tweaks to get the FLASH player installed?
While the Ubuntu forums are swarmed with them… this is what I did, it worked and it was painless in comparison to going to Adobe’s website to install the latest .DEB.
Notice: Download ALL the Operating System updates FIRST before going through this process.
Go to the Synaptic Manger; from the menu at the top choose system> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager.
It’s going to open another window titled Synaptic Package Manger.
While some people really don’t like this feature. I like the fact that Ubuntu asks me when major changes are being made to the system or if you’re going to access the admin sections of the Operating System.
At the top right, use the top search box. Type in the search term, ‘FLASH’.
Your going to get some results for FLASH; look for:
Put a checkbox next to those items. Once that’s done it should look like this [below].
Apply the changes.
The software will install… I didn’t have any issues.
After the installation, I was advised that Firefox needed to be restarted for the setting changes to take place. okay done; opened Firefox again, went to YOUTUBE and picked a random video- it worked [below].
I hope this worked for you…
L. Henry Jr.
Installing Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 9.10 – Just works.
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