[CS-FSLUG] Ubuntu & Flash

Robert W. robertwo at insightbb.com
Sun Jan 20 19:23:16 CST 2008

"Nathan T." <celerate at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've got the most recent Ubuntu on one of my computers, currently 
> although flash reports as being installed it does not work in
> FireFox. Has anyone else run into this, I'm guessing the libflash
> plugin file was put in the wrong place, but I haven't checked. Before
> I spend too much time looking into this I wanted to know if anyone
> else has run into this and what solution they resorted to.

Ran into this just last night. It's a problem with the Ubuntu
installer. The installer is for an older version of Flash. 

I found these instructions in one of the Ubuntu forums. They worked
for me...

1. Download the .tar.gz file from
2. Unpack the .tar.gz file: tar -xzf 
3. Copy the libflashplayer.so file to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
4. Restart Firefox.

Robert W.
robertwo at insightbb.com

Enter through the narrow gate... But small is the gate and narrow the 
road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -- Matthew 7:13a,14

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