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missing plug-in

Postby smallville » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:19 pm

hello there,
hi im smallville west midlands uk n im new to linux and i start using ubuntu 10.4 netbook n im having difficulties of watching a video clips over you tube n a small box appear missing plug-ins n try to download that n it wont allow me to can any one cud help me out on how to install that plug-ins or wer can i get that plug-ins and etc.so i cud enjoy using linux pls..

many thanks
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Postby PCNetSpec » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:17 pm

I think this question should probably have been asked in the "Help" section.

I'm guessing you mean the flash plugin.

First, make sure the Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled...

Go to System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager (or wherever they hide the Synaptic Package Manager in the netbook edition)

When Synaptic opens, go to Settings>Repositories>Ubuntu Software (tab)
Put ticks in:
Community maintained Open Source software (universe)
Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)

Whilst you're there you may also want enable the "Canonical Partner" repository...

Click the "Other Software" (tab), and put a tick in:
Canonical Partners

Click Close

Now click the "Reload" button on the toolbar.

Now you need to install the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" package.

Still in Synaptic, type: ubuntu-restricted-extras into the "Quicksearch"box.

Look for it in the "Package" column in the main right-hand panel.

Click the little box to the left of ubuntu-restricted-extras and select "Mark for Installation"... click "Mark" on the next window that opens.

On the main Synaptic toolbar, click the "Apply" button.

That will download and install the flashplayer plugin and some other useful stuff like support for mp3's etc.
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Postby towy71 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:35 pm

I would have moved it to the Help forum but I can't :(
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Postby towy71 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:42 pm

Oh how did that happen :? :? :? I wasn't asleep or anything like :oops:

Ah right ho :oops: :roll: :wink: :D
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