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Old 03-20-2014, 11:16 PM
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Ubuntu 13.10-installing Adobe Flash Player

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a flash drive and installed Chrome browser. When I try to look at some pictures, it asks me to install Adobe Flash player. I download the flash player but it won't install. I had a similar request from Ubuntu 12.04 and had no trouble at all.
Can I get an explanation of what I am doing wrong?
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:59 AM
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Open terminal (ctrl T) and type sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
Or install manually download here http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

As a side note Adobe will no longer support Flash for Linux so the lastest download is it. For an alternative read here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=147962
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Open terminal (ctrl T) and type sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
Or install manually download here http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

As a side note Adobe will no longer support Flash for Linux so the lastest download is it. For an alternative read here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=147962
Neither of these methods worked. Using the terminal produced, "can't find flashplugin-installer" and downloading could not install from download.
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Neither of these methods worked. Using the terminal produced, "can't find flashplugin-installer" and downloading could not install from download.
Step 1. Open firefox and go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

Step 2. When Adobe.com opens, it should already have detected what version you need. So all you need to do is click on the drop down menu that says Select version to download… and select .tar.gz for other Linux from the list.
Now hit the download button.

Step 3. The download window will now open, and Firefox will ask you want you want it to do with the file, select Save file… and hit OK.

If Firefox asks you where to save the file too, select the root folder and hit OK. When it has finished downloading, close Firefox.

Step 4.Open a Terminal, type ls and hit Enter. Ubuntu will then display all the folders/files in your root folder, the adobe flash player .tar.gz folder should be among them.

Step 5. Now that we know the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder, we need to unzip it. Start by copying the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder.Now type tar –xf and paste the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder

Example: tar –xf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
The name of your Adobe Flash Player folder might be different then mine, so don’t try to copy mine! Hit Enter

Step6. It should take a couple of seconds to unzip the folder. After it’s complete type this command: mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and hit Enter.

Step 6. Adobe Flash Player has now been installed! To test your Flash installation, go to this URL in Firefox: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, if you see the little flash animation, then you are good to go! You can also delete all the Flash Player folders/files in your root folder, they’re not important.
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Step 1. Open firefox and go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

Step 2. When Adobe.com opens, it should already have detected what version you need. So all you need to do is click on the drop down menu that says Select version to download… and select .tar.gz for other Linux from the list.
Now hit the download button.

Step 3. The download window will now open, and Firefox will ask you want you want it to do with the file, select Save file… and hit OK.

If Firefox asks you where to save the file too, select the root folder and hit OK. When it has finished downloading, close Firefox.

Step 4.Open a Terminal, type ls and hit Enter. Ubuntu will then display all the folders/files in your root folder, the adobe flash player .tar.gz folder should be among them.

Step 5. Now that we know the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder, we need to unzip it. Start by copying the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder.Now type tar –xf and paste the name of the Adobe Flash Player folder

Example: tar –xf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
The name of your Adobe Flash Player folder might be different then mine, so don’t try to copy mine! Hit Enter

Step6. It should take a couple of seconds to unzip the folder. After it’s complete type this command: mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and hit Enter.

Step 6. Adobe Flash Player has now been installed! To test your Flash installation, go to this URL in Firefox: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/, if you see the little flash animation, then you are good to go! You can also delete all the Flash Player folders/files in your root folder, they’re not important.
I typed ls and the names of several files appeard but not "root" and none of these files would open to let me see what is in them. I determined the name of the adobe download and inserted it in the terminal; the same answer, it doesn't know that file!
This is not worth the struggle!
Thanks for your help, but I give up.
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I typed ls and the names of several files appeard but not "root" and none of these files would open to let me see what is in them. I determined the name of the adobe download and inserted it in the terminal; the same answer, it doesn't know that file!
This is not worth the struggle!
Thanks for your help, but I give up.
When you typed ls it shows you the files and folders in root (you were in root) ls means list
I had you do that so you see how to type the path and name of the download
(Adobe Flash Player). I just copy and paste the file name and then remove the extra names saves me from typing so much Copy and paste the name and I will show you what you would need to type in terminal.
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When you typed ls it shows you the files and folders in root (you were in root) ls means list
I had you do that so you see how to type the path and name of the download
(Adobe Flash Player). I just copy and paste the file name and then remove the extra names saves me from typing so much Copy and paste the name and I will show you what you would need to type in terminal.
The attached is what I get in terminal when I type ls and when I attempt to extract the Adobe Flash Player.
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The attached is what I get in terminal when I type ls and when I attempt to extract the Adobe Flash Player.
Ok I see what is wrong open terminal and type ls then type cd Downloads (hit enter) then ls again and you should see Adobe flashplayer . Once you are in the directory you can run the commands in terminal and it should work.
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Ok I see what is wrong open terminal and type ls then type cd Downloads (hit enter) then ls again and you should see Adobe flashplayer . Once you are in the directory you can run the commands in terminal and it should work.
I did that, it showed the file in downloads, I copied that to the terminal (with "tar-xf" preceding it), as follows, "tar-xf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz" (without the quotes) and got the same result - terminal did not find the file!
I think it's time for me to give up, this version of Ubuntu does not like me. I'll stick to Ubuntu 12.04 which does not give me any trouble.
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I did that, it showed the file in downloads, I copied that to the terminal (with "tar-xf" preceding it), as follows, "tar-xf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz" (without the quotes) and got the same result - terminal did not find the file!
I think it's time for me to give up, this version of Ubuntu does not like me. I'll stick to Ubuntu 12.04 which does not give me any trouble.
Thanks for your help.
Ok now you probaly need to give it permission sudo chmod +x flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
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Ok now you probaly need to give it permission sudo chmod +x flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
That also did not work!!!
I would like someone to tell me that Ubuntu is a worthwhile successor to Windows. This is a very simple installation that has taken many hours of copying, pasting and inserting commands in Terminal and still does not work!
It's an operating system for nerds by nerds who want everyone to see how smart they are.
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I did insert without the tar-xf -still no success!
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It should look like the screenshot
Hope that will get you to see how it should look
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It should look like the screenshot
Hope that will get you to see how it should look
It looks like your screenshot but, nothing happens, as you can see.

I will have to reinstall Ubuntu 13.10 on my flash drive because I think it has become corrupted - it freezes at every move I make.
I'll do it tomorrow.
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I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.10 and tried to install Adobe Flash Player - still no luck. I must be doing someg wrong but I seem to follow all your instructions, noting happens!
Is there any way of installing it by use of another program, not terminal? In Linux Mint, there is such a program and it works perfectly!
I tried typing Adobe Flash Player in the Ubuntu Software Installation-this time it worked - located Adobe Plug in, installed it and it worked!!!
Success!! Now, I did that in the past and it could not find the plug in, how come?

By the way, thanks a lot for your help.
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Should of been as simple as In the terminal:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

and then type :update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

But it sounds like you got it good job.....
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Well to be fair I have had issues with Adobe in windows too.
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