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Help with adobe flash player


I am new in Linux (ubuntu) and i have a problem....

i want to watch some videos on youtube.com but i cant i have to install adobe flash player

i download .deb file and run it it tells me that :

it tells me : ERROR: wrong architecture CPU 'i386'

i need help


George Aposporis


  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    Downloading the .deb file was not necessary in Ubuntu.

    You should enable the Third-party software repository.
    Then, Install the flashplugin-installer package
    Once you restart your browser, flash should be working.
  • I told that i am newbie in Linux plz explain it
  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    I do not use Ubuntu, so I can't give you a step by step instruction on how to install it. Here is a link that explains how to install Flash on Ubuntu.

  • Hi George,
    please do the following and you will be able to install flash player...

    Install Flash Player For Ubuntu Linux
    Type the following command to install flash player:

    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    Now flash player should be working. Visit youtube or any other site to view flash content.

    Troubleshooting tip
    Update: This issue only relevant to older Ubuntu Linux version such as 6.04.

    Some people may find voice is not working with newly installed flash player. Type following commands to solve this problem (thanks to macewan.org):
    $ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
    $ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

    Find line that read as FIREFOX_DSP and set to:
    Save and close the file.

    Close Firefox and restart it again.
  • where to to type these ? Linux CMD ??


    plz i know u want to help me but give me details or make a video it would be very usefull

    Thanks my friend,
    send me pm and tell me ur e-mail to contuct u and tell me live what to do or ur facebook
  • OK OK i solve it

    I had install wrong version or something gone bad.
    i reinstalled Linux and now its ok i can watch youtube videos and i have sound too

    thanks for ur time
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    All though adobe has good intentions with releasing their own version of the deb installer on their website it should not be a supplement for a tested version released by your distro development team. If you are looking for an application or library check the distro sources first because they are tested and refined for your chosen distro.
  • saqman2060
    saqman2060 Posts: 777
    I am glad that you got it to work. I myself am a fan if ubuntu. If you need to install any other programs go to Systems>Administrator>synaptic package manager. I use it all the time. Also, experiment with your system, and try not to use newbie alot. Make yourself convincing that you want to learn.B)


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