Hey Linux folks. I have a netbook which has Mint on it. I was watching bbc iplayer and the programme was in HD and was way slow so I went to the package manager and did some updates and now I am told to update my adobe flash but I don’t know how to…I don’t know what I’ve done! If anyone can help me get flash up and running I’d be so grateful- nothing from iplayer works now nor you tube.
Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall adobe-flashplugin
Be awsare you will be prompted for your password, and whilst entering your password nothing will be echoed to screen … not even ******, but it is going in so just type your passwor4d and hit enter.
Once you’ve successfully run that command … close ALL web browsers … now reopen your web browser and see if flash works.
Hey Mark, thanks for replying so fast! Good news is I got it working again…I looked around the forum and found an old post which advised someone to find it in the package manager- It took me two attempts to select it and I had to restart the netbook but it works again!! And even the HD on bbc is running normally now. My flash must have been out of date. I am used to installing programmes on microsoft so taking me awhile to get used to Linux in this respect. I’ve had this Linux netbook since last February. I do prefer it as a system it’s just a bit tricky for me adding new programmes. I’m not great on that side of things. But what an awesome system Linux is though- the programmes I have compared with shonky old microsoft! I suppose when I went to the software updates it missed adobe for some reason.
I am so relived as I am a you tube addict!
Heh … you’ll soon get used to installing applications through the package manager rather than looking for them online … then you’ll find it easier than Windows.
In any case, you now know where to find help
Oh, and well done for figuring it out yourself.
Thanks Mark. When my Mum got me this netbook ( a bargain at a cash converter’s shop)- we chose it together- it already had Ubuntu preloaded on it. That was a little different to Mint- I know some Linux guys in town and one of them put Mint on this for me. What I was also wondering is- if you download a few progs from the package manager but then want to remove them how do you do that? I can do one singly but not as a group if you know what I mean. I saw that you could look in the history to see when you last added programmes but there isn’t a general unistall thing like Microsoft. There you can see what you just installed.
I can’t rememer the exact layout of the mint package manager (mint-install), but if memory serves, if you click “View” you can choose to view:-
If you remove the tick from “Available Packages” it should ONLY display the packages you have installed.
Is that what you mean ?
Yes sort of, but it seems to include all of them not the ones I would have just installed. I was only wondering for future reference. Anyway i can ask the Linux guy I know who is a Mint enthusiast! What are you using then? Ubuntu?
PeppermintOS … it’s MUCH better suited to a netbook that the full blown Mint/Ubuntu … much lighter/faster, but with easy access to the same software
Oh I will ask the Linux group about that next time I go!
I would if I were you … but then everyone has their own favourite.
Here’s a link
If they’re unsure what Peppermint is … tell them it’s a fork of Lubuntu, but better
Anywho … I’m off to bed, but if you ever need help, I’m pretty much always on here … G’night.