[nSLUG] A problem with Adobe faash and Firefox in Ubuntu
nslug at fop.ns.ca
Thu Jan 19 21:42:42 AST 2017
On Wed, 18 Jan 2017, Frank Geitzler wrote:
> I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 12.04LTS (the hardware won't support anything more recent). I wanted to look at a video of my daughter playing her flute at a
> funeral, and the website advised that the adobe flash plugin for Firefox needed to be updated. I immediately did so, and firefox crashed. I would like to back out
> the update, but haven't been able to do so. Synaptic change history says that my installation
> removed flash-plugin-installer(220.127.116.111-01buntu0.12.04.1)
> and installed
sudo dpkg -P adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk
to completely remove these two packages.
> Can anyone suggest something else I might try? I would prefer to stay with Firefox, rather than Chrome...
To search for possible Flash plugins, try:
apt-cache search flash.*plugin
To install a specific package from the list (eg, flashplugin-installer),
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
If there's complaints about can't find a file from the repo, update the
apt cache with:
sudo apt-get update
and then try the install again.
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