Firefox flashplugin-nonfree Gutsy

Bug #180411 reported by Phenylalanin on 2008-01-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: flashplugin-nonfree

I'm a total Ubuntu n00b, but I want to change that. So I ...

- Installed Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on jan. 3. 2008.
- Ubuntu starts for the first time on my system and I get promptet to update some 140+ packages.
  So I do this and now it tells me that a system restart is needed ... so I do that.
- Now with a fully up-to-date system I click the Firefox icon and go to a danish news site ( to read some news.
  Firefox tells me that it needs a plugin to display flash content.
- I click on the plugin link in Firefox, select flashplugin-nonfree and install it. Firefox now needs to restart in order for the plugin to work.
- I restart Firefox and go to the news site again and Firefox tells me that it (still) needs a plugin to display the content.

I have tried to remove the flash plugin and reinstalling it but with no luck. Firefox can't "see" the Flash plugin.
Does this have something to do with the fact that I updated my system before I installed Flash? Anyway it should work :P. Hope you guys can fix it.


Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and making Ubuntu better.

From your list of steps it appears you did everything correctly. To check to see if the flash plugin installed correctly type "about:plugins" into the location bar in Firefox. If it was installed correctly you should see a listing for "Shockwave Flash" with "File name:" under it. Do you see that in your list? If not, copy the contents of that page and save it in a text file then attach it to this bug.

Thank you

Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
status: New → Incomplete
Iulian Udrea (iulian) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The Flash plugin installation is currently broken. This is due to Adobe changing the tar file that the package downloads. See if you need to fix this immediately, but it's recommended to wait for an official fix.

Please click Bugs from the menu. There are some other reports regarding this bug.

Thanks again!

Iulian Udrea (iulian) on 2008-01-04
Changed in flashplugin-nonfree:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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