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Problem with Adobe flash

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto my new Toshiba Satellite. It came with
Windows 7 and I have it dual booting. When I'm in Ubuntu and try to run
Youtube videos I get a message that I need to install the latest Adobe
Flash Player. But attempts to install bring up the message that my Google
Chrome browser already includes the latest Adobe® Flash® Playe. Anyone have
any experience like this? Any ideas for a fix?

Pat Brown

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Comments

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By NoOp at 08/28/2010 - 18:39

On 08/27/2010 09:33 PM, Pat Brown wrote:
Works for me:
5.0.375.127 (55887) Ubuntu 10.04
$ apt-cache policy chromium-browser
chromium-browser:
Installed: 5.0.375.127~r55887-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Candidate: 5.0.375.127~r55887-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Version table:
*** 5.0.375.127~r55887-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 0
500 <a href="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/" title="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/">http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/</a> lucid-proposed/universe
Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
5.0.375.125~r53311-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 0
500 <a href="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/" title="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/">http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/</a> lucid-updates/universe
Packages
500 <a href="http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/" title="http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/">http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/</a> lucid-security/universe
Packages
5.0.342.9~r43360-0ubuntu2 0
500 <a href="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/" title="http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/">http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/</a> lucid/universe Packages

Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
Location: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

What do you show when you enter: about:plugins
in the URL bar?

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/29/2010 - 04:04

On 29/08/2010 08:39, NoOp wrote:
He is not using Chromium but Google's CHROME.

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Pat at 08/29/2010 - 00:42

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By NoOp at 08/29/2010 - 12:09

On 08/28/2010 09:42 PM, Pat Brown wrote:
Glad you got it sorted out Pat.

BTW: when you reply, your replies are quoted, meaning that they are
marked ">". This causes a problem with attributions in the message. You
might want to modify your client accordingly.

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Goh Lip at 08/28/2010 - 02:20

On 08/28/2010 12:33 PM, Pat Brown wrote:

apt-get install flashplugin-installer
restart

Regards - Goh Lip

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/28/2010 - 01:31

On 28/08/2010 14:33, Pat Brown wrote:
I don't use this browser (I use Firefox) so cannot help - except to ask:
Ubuntu does not install Chromium by default (Firefox is installed), and
it is Chromium and not Google Chrome so how did you manage to install
Google Chrome?

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Pat at 08/28/2010 - 01:35

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/28/2010 - 01:40

On 28/08/2010 15:35, Pat Brown wrote:
Have a look here to see if there is anything of help to you:

<a href="https://launchpad.net/+search?field.text=chromium+%2B+adobe+flash&amp;field.actions.search=Search" title="https://launchpad.net/+search?field.text=chromium+%2B+adobe+flash&amp;field.actions.search=Search">https://launchpad.net/+search?field.text=chromium+%2B+adobe+flash&amp;field....</a>

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Pat at 08/28/2010 - 01:49

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Tony Pursell at 08/28/2010 - 06:43

On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 01:49 -0400, Pat Brown wrote:
I had a problem in Firefox with Flash Player saying it needed updating ,
then the installer saying it didn't. The answer was to remove what was
in ~/.mozilla/plugins for Adobe (it was actually all there was in that
folder). Maybe you have a similar problem with Chromium.

Tony

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/28/2010 - 06:52

On 28/08/2010 20:43, Tony Pursell wrote:
BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Steven Susbauer at 08/28/2010 - 19:15

Basil Chupin wrote:
Probably from the vendor:
<a href="http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux" title="http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux">http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux</a>

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/29/2010 - 04:02

On 29/08/2010 09:15, Steven Susbauer wrote:
Ah, then he should ask the question in the google-related chrome mail
list/forum?

Ubuntu installs Chromium and not Google Chrome, correct?

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Linda at 08/31/2010 - 09:25

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Steven Susbauer at 08/31/2010 - 12:14

Linda wrote:
Chrome is not in the Ubuntu repositories.

The only relevant package in Ubuntu is chromium-browser. See for yourself:
<a href="http://bit.ly/8XW9pN" title="http://bit.ly/8XW9pN">http://bit.ly/8XW9pN</a>

Within the Chrome package postinst file, you find this tidbit:

# sources.list setting for google-chrome updates.
REPOCONFIG="deb <a href="http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/" title="http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/">http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/</a> stable main"

And then they install the signing key:

# Install the repository signing key (see also:
# <a href="http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/aboutkey.html" title="http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/aboutkey.html">http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/aboutkey.html</a>)

Later on they actually add it all into the sources.list.

So... sure, you'll see Chrome in Synaptic if you've installed software
from Google, because Google adds their repository. There's also a good
chance you'll find Picasa, which is also not in the Ubuntu repositories.

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 09/01/2010 - 00:32

On 01/09/2010 02:14, Steven Susbauer wrote:
Correct.

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/31/2010 - 09:26

On 31/08/2010 23:25, Linda wrote:
You can?

What's the exact name of the application needed for Synaptic to install
Google-Chrome, please.

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By NoOp at 08/31/2010 - 13:41

On 08/31/2010 06:26 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
<a href="http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=linux_ubuntu_i386" title="http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=linux_ubuntu_i386">http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=linux_ubuntu_i386</a> (click
the appropriate circle for your hardware) will add the repo for Chrome.
Be sure to do 'sudo apt-get update' afterwards. If by chance it doesn't
add the repo, see:
<a href="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1351541" title="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1351541">http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1351541</a>

Chromium is in universe. You can run them in parallel to check/test the
differences.

Primary differences are listed here:
<a href="http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome" title="http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome">http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome</a>

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 09/01/2010 - 00:31

On 01/09/2010 03:41, NoOp wrote:

Thanks for this, but the point is that Chrome is not in Synaptic - you
need to go thru the steps you just outlined in order to get it to appear
in Synaptic. Chromium is there, but not Chrome.

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Colin Law at 09/01/2010 - 03:16

On 1 September 2010 05:31, Basil Chupin < ... at iinet dot net.au> wrote:
Just to clarify the above comment, nothing is *in* Synaptic. Synaptic
is a software tool for managing software from various repositories.
Once the appropriate repository has been added then Chrome is
available via Synaptic. It is correct to say that Chrome is not in
the default Ubuntu repositories.

Colin

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 09/01/2010 - 07:37

On 01/09/2010 17:16, Colin Law wrote:
Let's just go back a few steps and see what I was responding to before
this thread takes on a life of its own:

BC

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By NoOp at 08/28/2010 - 18:39

On 08/28/2010 03:52 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
...
Trim.

Re: Problem with Adobe flash

By Basil Chupin at 08/29/2010 - 04:00

On 29/08/2010 08:39, NoOp wrote:
As a matter of fact I am going for a haircut tomorrow.

But why do you post the same message to this list twice without even
catching your breath?

Just curious.

BC