Fix for flash not working after Jaunty Upgrade (64bit)

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After upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 to Ubuntu 9.04 amd64 I was getting error messages from flash sites like Youtube telling me to install the latest Adobe Flash or to turn on javascript reinstalling the plugin from synaptic didn't solve the problem

Here we are posting different solution for the above problem any one solution might work depends upon your sitiation.

Solution 1

Remove your old flash plugin using the following command

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-* --purge

Install the flash plugin using the following command

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

and restart browser works fine.

Solution 2

Your system may be using one of the open-source plugins (gnash or swfdec), which unfortunately don't work very well compared to Adobe's closed-source version.

sudo apt-get remove --purge swfdec-mozilla swfdec-gnome mozilla-plugin-gnash gnash

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Solution 3

This could be an issue with compiz. Can be fixed by installing compizconfig-settings-manager using the following command

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Afterwards, go to System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager

Click on General Options. Uncheck Undirect Full Screen Windows

Solution 4

Download flash player from here

Extract using the following command

tar -xzvf

Place it in the folder ~/.mozilla/plugins. If plugins doesn't exist create it.

Install Flash in ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

If you install jaunty from start you can use the following command to install flash player

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

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55 Responses

  1. rEnan says:

    Thank you! swfdec needs more work.

  2. Neeraj says:

    thanks a lot, very first method worked

  3. Joe says:

    Hi – I find I have to copy the into the mozilla plugins directory before each time I start firefox otherwise flash does not work in the browser. There must be something else amiss in my settings or packages. Any ideas on where I can look to fix it?

  4. Stephen says:

    Brilliant, I liked the name gnash, so decided to install it as my flash plug-in. Solution 2 sorted it out. Thanks

  5. ari says:

    I’m a newbie, what does — stand for? and is there any chance for a screenshot?

    thank you in advance

  6. dismal says:

    Thanks for the walkthroughs. #2 got me all fixed up thanks to a prev install of gnash.

  7. DiGitalX says:

    solution 2 worked for me 😀

  8. Rex says:

    Thanks, solution 2 worked for me!

  9. Eric says:

    Thanks, solution 3 worked like a champ. I’ve been messing around with this for days.

    Appreciate it.

  10. bob dole says:

    sweet thanks works like a charm

  11. Brad says:

    Will this work for ubuntu 9.10 as well?

  12. Geraint says:

    Thanks for this – solution 1 worked for me.

  13. Alan says:

    This solution works on some sites and not on others. more often than not I have to right click and chose “watch on youtube” 64 bit computing has been around for at least 10 years now and still not the simplest flash player.

  14. Eric says:

    Solution 2 worked for me, but with some tweaking. Instead I typed: sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree. Then just did the opposite: sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree. I then rebooted and loaded up a flash site (youtube) and right-clicked a playing video, then under display unchecked hardware acceleration. If the above doesn’t help try what I did.

  15. Eric says:

    Btw I’m running Ubuntu 10.04. Kubuntu seems to have the same problem.

  16. Logicalj says:

    Solution 2 worked for me!!
    Thanks for the solution!!

  17. Logicalj says:

    suggest some thing for Chrome!

  18. coolmanlg says:

    Thanks. Solution 2 worked for me on Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04.

  19. Flloyd says:

    Thanks so much. Solution #1 worked for me without a hitch! And that was after trying all kinds of convoluted suggestions from other websites which didn’t work at all.

  20. Rana says:

    Solution 1 worked with me Thanks so much 🙂

  21. Rick says:

    Thanks so much, solution #1 didn’t work however,
    Thanks, solution #2 worked for me!

    I guess I should’ve tried #2 to start off, but oh well, I’m just happy it works now 🙂

  22. dandielionous says:

    I am using Chrome browser. I have done many things. Chrome says adobe flash is actually included in the browser. If I go to the little tool thingy –> Options –> Under The Hood –> Content Settings –> Cookies there is a link for Adope Flash settings. The settings are set on the web page you load up.

    Then I went to plugins. Enabled and disabled. Then re-enabled.

    Finally went to youtube played Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. Did a right click on the video. Disabled hardware acceleration.

    Yes folks this actually worked.

    I have tried all the above mentioned solutions but disabling the hardware accelerations is what finally did it.



  23. Natty@Thailand says:

    I was searching for solution and was trying many ways but all didn’t work.
    Solution 2 work for me

  24. arianne says:

    thanks in a huge huge way….I love you now!!!
    solution works soooo f***ing fine!!

  25. Dror says:

    Thank you very much – the first fix worked for me

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