[SOLVED] Adobe FlashPlugin Problem in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64bit

May 17th, 2010 Permalink

I had posted about flash plugin controls not working in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 64 bit here. I had moved to Ubuntu 32 bit for quite sometime and recently made a move back to Ubuntu 64 bit. I found the same problem with flash plugin controls in Ubuntu 64 bit. Sometimes it works, and sometimes […]

I had posted about flash plugin controls not working in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 64 bit here. I had moved to Ubuntu 32 bit for quite sometime and recently made a move back to Ubuntu 64 bit. I found the same problem with flash plugin controls in Ubuntu 64 bit. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. I haven’t found any specific patterns to when it does and when it doesn’t. If someone has, please do share.

In my previous post regarding the issue, I had suggested the installation of Adobe flash player 64 bit version from Adobe Labs website. The solution worked fine for me and it seems for most of the others, but the plugin was experimental and when someone needed to update, it was not available via repositories. It has been provided in a launchpad ppa repository currently which can be added by adding ppa:sevenmachines/ppa to Repositories in Synaptic, but it seems it is not updated as of now and the latest version available in the ppa is 10.0.45.2 while Adobe has already released version 10.1rc4. But since the latest version is not recognized by youtube, I think we should stay with the version in the repository.

Simply open up synaptic and navigate to Settings>Repositories>Other Software and click on Add. In the apt-line, enter ppa:sevenmachines/flash and close it. Then Click on the Reload button. Now, search for flashplugin64-installer, mark it for installation and click on apply.

When done, restart firefox and flash should run fine.

Please share your flash player 10 experience in Linux.

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  • Michael

    Hmmm, I have followed your steps by adding the ppa and reloading the repositories, however it does not provide me with the 64bit version of the flashplugin. I can still only see those two:
    - flashplugin-installer
    - flashplugin-nonfree

    which are provided by some other repository

    I have also enabled
    - Proposed updates (lucid-proposed)
    - Unsupported updates (lucid-backports)

    but flashplugin64-installer does not show up.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Michael

  • Michael

    solved it. The repository to add is:
    ppa:sevenmachines/flash

    see:
    http://www.sucka.net/2010/04/proper-install-of-flash-for-x64-ubuntu/

  • admin

    ^Opps, I missed it out. Hi Michael, thanks. I have changed it in the main post.

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  • hiender

    Solved! Thanks

  • Hashmi3002

    Worked! Thank you so much! :)
     

  • Chaco

    Worked for me!!!!!!
    Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits running on DELL Inspiron N5030.

    Thanks a lot!!!

  • yimmy

    I installed flash installer from the repo, worked on 10.04 32 bit!
    Thanks