[sf-lug] Ubuntu Flash 9 and other issues -- try the Ubuntu Forums?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Dec 23 14:34:57 PST 2007

Quoting RBV (GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net):

> The ongoing thread about Flash 9 problems under Ubuntu inspires me to
> mention that over the past year I've had great success using the Ubuntu
> Forums to resolve a fairly broad set of Ubuntu issues.

Hmm, my experience is that Web forums (in distinction to mailing lists
and Usenet newsgroups) haver a much higher percentage of bad advice.
Ubuntu has some reportedly really good mailing lists.

> For example, here's a link to the results page resulting from an Ubuntu
> Forums search for "Flash9 install":
> http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?searchid=33491345

Your URL might have an error in it, since it comes up with "Sorry - no
matches.  Please try some different terms."

> The list produce by that search contains, inter alia, a promising looking
> thread titled " [SOLVED] flash9 not installing in feisty".

Yes.  The linked walkthrough, on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/flash , 
covers installation of the Ubuntu "flashplugin-nonfree" package on i386
Ubuntu, which in turn grabs Adobe Systems, Inc.'s proprietary Flash9
i386 tarball and installs it with Ubuntu wrappings.  The walkthrough
shows this being done using (I believe) Synaptic on Ubuntu 7.10, and on
a different linked page using apt-get on prior versions.

Please note, however, that the Synaptic approach is exactly what broke
for Christian Einfeldt, when he tried it, on account of the Adobe
download's md5sum not verifying.

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