[nSLUG] A problem with Adobe faash and Firefox in Ubuntu

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 19:34:36 AST 2017


Use "man apt-get" to learn about apt-get.



On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:42 PM, Dop Ganger <nslug at fop.ns.ca> wrote:

> 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(11.2.202.491-01buntu0.12.04.1)
>> and installed
>> adobe-flashplugin(20170110.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)
>>    and
>> adobe-flash-properties-gtk(10270110.1-0ubuntu0.12.014.1)
>>
>
> Try:
>
> 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),
> try:
>
> 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.
>
> Cheers... Dop.
>
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