Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, on other blogs or tutorial pages, I have not done my homework, and will not do it for now. Real life sometimes requires more attention than other things.
flashplugin-nonfree has not been working on Gutsy for a while. I noticed when I installed Gutsy on my eldest son’s Christmas computer on December 25. Quite a bummer for a teenager, but he accepted to wait for an official fix rather than using some workaround. He’s been patient, but yesterday, well, that was it, I had to do something.
I had been following the bug report now and then, and a UF thread. A working
flashplugin-nonfree version has been uploaded to the
-proposed repositories. Here is the procedure that worked on his 32-bits install:
Completely purge the previously installed package. On my son’s computer, I used
synaptic, as he does his updates/upgrades with
synaptic. Please use
aptitudeif these are your favorite package managers
/etc/apt/sources.listfile to add this line:
# Proposed deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
- Reload the sources.list (with
sudo apt-get updateor
sudo aptitude update) and install
Restart your browser (tested with
aptitude show flashplugin-nonfree Paquet : flashplugin-nonfree État: installé Automatiquement installé: oui Version : 184.108.40.206.2+really0ubuntu12.1 Priorité : optionnel Section : contrib/web Responsable : Ubuntu MOTU Developers <email@example.com> Taille décompressée : 160k Dépend: debconf | debconf-2.0, wget, libgtk2.0-0, fontconfig, libxt6, libxext6, libatk1.0-0, libc6, libcairo2, libexpat1, libfontconfig1, libfreetype6, libglib2.0-0, libice6, libpango1.0-0, libpng12-0, libsm6, libx11-6, libxau6, libxcursor1, libxdmcp6, libxfixes3, libxi6, libxinerama1, libxrandr2, libxrender1, zlib1g Suggère: firefox, konqueror-nsplugins, x-ttcidfont-conf, msttcorefonts, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs (>= 1:1.0.1-5) Est en conflit: flashplugin (< 6), xfs (< 1:1.0.1-5), flashplayer-mozilla Remplace: flashplugin (< 6) Description : Adobe Flash Player plugin installer This package will download the Flash Player from Adobe. It is a Netscape/Mozilla type plugin. Any browser based on Netscape or Mozilla can use the Flash plugin. This package currently supports the following browsers: Mozilla, Mozilla-Firefox, Firefox, Iceweasel, and Iceape. Also Galeon and Epiphany can use the Flash plugin. Konqueror can also use the Flash plugin if konqueror-nsplugins is installed. WARNING: Installing this Ubuntu package causes the Adobe flash plugin to be downloaded from www.adobe.com. The distribution license of the Adobe flash plugin is available at www.adobe.com. Installing this Ubuntu package implies that you have accepted the terms of that license. Homepage: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/FlashPlayer9
-proposed repositories are for TESTS, so please comment them after you are done installing flash.
From the bug report, looks like the package has been built for Feisty, but not for earlier Ubuntu releases (due to issues with flash 7).
Hope this helps :)