3.0 beta 3: Flash doesn't work

  • system
Posted: Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:54
When I try to see a video on youtube, it just doesn't play. Is there any way to get flash viewer working on beta 3? There is something called gnash that comes up in firefox, but it doesn't work. I have tried installing adobe's flash plugin in firefox instead, but this seems to have no affect or I am doing it incorrectly. If it is not possible to distribute the adobe file, are there any instructions on how to properly get flash installed? So many websites use this, and it is so common that to not have it working seems strange. I understand for a music distro it shouldn't matter that much, but heck when I finish a tune I like to check it out on my site via the flash player I use...anyhow as a user elective install it should be easier. Did it work in iceweasel? Thanks, jonathan adams leonard

That worked!

  • Tomb Zero
  • 11/05/09
  • Sat, 03/27/2010 - 21:34
Thank you, dinastar66 - I followed your instructions and now my flashplayer is working. :)

I did ...

  • dinastar66
  • 03/01/10
  • Tue, 03/02/2010 - 23:27
Hi, I have created tow directories in my home ; (as root) /home/sylvain/.mozilla/plugins I pasted libflashplayer.so (64bits V10 for me, donwloaded on adobe website) in /plugins. Restart Mozilla. Be sure all packages flash 9 have been removed via synaptic, you can check in FireFox modules if it remains something about flash 9. But normaly, the new pluggin must be listed.

I did ...

  • dinastar66
  • 03/01/10
  • Tue, 03/02/2010 - 23:26
Hi, I have created tow directories in my home ; (as root) /home/sylvain/.mozilla/plugins I pasted libflashplayer.so (64bits V10 for me, donwloaded on adobe website) in /plugins. Restart Mozilla. Be sure all packages flash 9 have been removed via synaptic, you can check in FireFox modules if it remains something about flash 9. But normaly, the new pluggin must be listed.

Many thanks.

  • Tomb Zero
  • 11/05/09
  • Sat, 02/27/2010 - 17:57
I'm not entirely sure how to go about doing that, but I know that you've given me enough information for my more experienced Linux-using friend to be able to sort it out for me. Thank you!

Fails to install from the .deb package

  • Tomb Zero
  • 11/05/09
  • Mon, 02/15/2010 - 19:51
Thank you for your help, Daniel. It still won't work, though... Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com|92.123.82.70|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found 19:45:46 ERROR 404: Not Found. download failed The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

Update required

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 02/19/2010 - 11:52
That just means the .deb is out of date, as it depends on downloading from Adobe, and they keep changing the URL. If you are using 64 Studio 3.0 beta3 then you should enable the security apt source to get the latest flashplugin-installer package from Ubuntu.

No Flash Player on AMD 64

  • Tomb Zero
  • 11/05/09
  • Sun, 02/14/2010 - 22:43
The instructions above worked fine on my 32 bit machine, but I can't get flash to install on my AMD 64 computer. When I give the dpkg command, it says: dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled: package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64) Selecting previously deselected package adobe-flashplugin. Is the Flash Player not compatible with a 64 bit processor?

Adobe's tarball does not contain amd64 support

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 02/15/2010 - 13:28
Hi, if you download direct from Adobe you will get a 32-bit only package. On amd64 you need this (for example, for 3.0 beta3 which is Hardy based): http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy-backports/flashplugin-nonfree The Ubuntu package sets up the 32-bit compatibility for you, as it's still a 32-bit plugin for the time being.

Thanks

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 10/12/2009 - 10:31
I followed these instructions: removed gnash including configurations cleared out old flash plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins dpkg -i --force-all install_flash_player_10_linux.deb Firefox now runs flash as well as can be expected. Movie Player and VLC work fine. VLC handles it better, also as expected. So, in all: Works fine for me! cheers, tim /|\

Success: Fixed FireFox; No Success: VLC

  • bobmars1260
  • 09/18/09
  • Fri, 09/18/2009 - 10:28
I followed your instructions: 1.) Uninstall gnash 2.) Download macromedia flash plugin from the URL you cited. 3.) Then entered the following commands at the command line: sudo apt-get install libnspr4-dev libnss3-dev sudo dpkg -i --force-all install_flash_player_10_linux.deb I then rebooted the system... YouTube videos are now playing just fine. Thank you! Sidenote: I like to download YouTube videos(guitar lessons) in the .flv format. I use the VLC player to play those videos offline. It is definately still broken. It appears to think it is playing the video, but no viewing window even opens?! Once again, thank you, Bob

Mmmmm

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 08/05/2009 - 18:04
Ok. Are you sure you uninstall gnash as well? If not... Try this... download In a teminal do the following: sudo apt-get install libnspr4-dev libnss3-dev sudo dpkg -i --force-all install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

Better

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Wed, 08/05/2009 - 21:58
Hi Quentin, thanks for your help! I did not uninstall gnash, but have now and after reinstalling flash again (I had the file you sent) - it is switched over to flash 10 now. I had some problems with content still not playing so I tracked down some leftover files in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and got rid of those flash plugins which improved things. Now I guess it is working as it should. My own flash content works, and youtube seems to work as well. Though Hulu....still doesn't quite come down and it locks up all of firefox requiring a forcequit. In fact this is my second attempt to respond here ;) One of the crashes knocked out my dhcp settings. Opera doesn't seem to work as well as firefox for now regarding flash, though it looks better. Thanks for the tip though! At least I can see websites that unfortunately rely on flash. jonathan adams leonard

Even Better

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Mon, 08/17/2009 - 01:45
Ok, doing this again from a fresh install of 3.0 beta 3 and upgrade. Steps here followed was 1. remove gnash using synaptic 2. install flash-nonfree I reopen firefox which updated itself and youtube and hulu and my own content plays flawlessly! Who knows what I b0rk3d above....but maybe some packages got tweeked in the meantime. Seems to work pretty well now. Ok, now I can watch all those cool tutorial videos on the youtube 64studio channel! ;) Checked youtube...64studio is taken by someone in Malta. Dang it! Cheers, jonathan

Synaptic install log

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Wed, 08/05/2009 - 01:01
The detail view of the install in synaptic says: Download done. sha256sum mismatch install_flash_player_9.tar.gz The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

Flash

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 20:10
Hi Jonathan, What you have to do is to reinstall the flash-nonfree (adobe) (deinstall apply install again) Exit out of firefox completely, reinstall the plugin. You will see it downloading the actual plugin during the installation phase. Now restart Firefox, and it should play your flash files. If this does not work for you (it works for me) you can always deinstall it, and gte the adobe flash player 10 from the adobe website. Install according to their instructions. That also works for me - I installed it as a test earlier. Cheers, Q

Gnash

  • system
  • 08/21/07
  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 18:57
If I try to upgrade Gnash via Synaptic it says to be removed: 64studio etc...don't want to do that...