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I need flash to watch YT videos. YT said "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video." with a link to download flash. I'm running 10.04 so I see possible choices for myself: 1) a .deb file for Ubuntu 8.04+ or APT (whats this??) for Ubuntu 9.04. I downloaded the deb file and when I opened it in the installer it said that I have the wrong architecture. Anyone have an idea about how to work around this?

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Ok I found it. I have to use synaptic to install flashplugin-installer. Its works now!

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Lucky you, when I used 64-bit Ubuntu on the old days of 7.04 I had to go throught all the hassle of installing 32-bit Firefox with all the plugins, after which not even half of it worked. – Martín Fixman Jun 16 '10 at 1:25
boo! Yeah that sucks. Well I had Ubuntu running on this machine for a while (9.04, 9.10 etc) and I had flash working then. I guess I just forgot what what I did in the first place to get it going. – DJTripleThreat Jun 16 '10 at 1:37

If you enable Canonical's partner repository, you'll also find the packages adobe-flashplugin and adobeair in your package manager.

To enable this extra repository:

  1. Open System > Administration > Software Sources
  2. Go to the "Other Software" tab
  3. Check the box next to this line: lucid partner

Now you'll need to update/refresh your package manager (sudo aptitude update on the commandline, or the Reload button in Synaptic), and these packages will be available.

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+1 for adobe air. I didn't know that! – DJTripleThreat Jun 16 '10 at 19:23
I did as you said but those packages don't show up. If I click the "Origin" button in synaptic, what would the repo be named there? – DJTripleThreat Jun 16 '10 at 19:34
@djtriplethreat: i don't use Synaptic very often, but it looks like the lucid/main ( entry is where you'll find those packages. if you aren't finding them, either they aren't available for your architecture or you haven't enabled the correct repository. i'm not using a 64-bit architecture so your package list may differ. – quack quixote Jun 16 '10 at 21:08
Ok, I think they aren't available for 64-bit architecture. Thanks for the help though. For 64-bit architecture I'll have to go with what I found because it works for my question. – DJTripleThreat Jun 19 '10 at 12:06

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