How to repair Flash on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish), we have written some easy instructions to repair the flash plugin on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. In fact, after a brand new install on my Acer Aspire Athlon X2 I had big problems in visualizing Flash contents on Firefox 3. I tried to reinstall the plugin different times but the result did not change. Finally, reading a page in I find the right solution for my problem. First of all you have to open Synaptic Package Manager (in System – Administration) and remove all the swfdec packages (in my case swfdec -mozilla and swfdec -gnome). Then, using the Terminal you have to type sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree. Now you restart Firefox and Flash contents will be available again. We believe that this solution is really fast and practical but if you know a better one which could permit us not to install non free code please let us know. AddThis mp3 link

6 thoughts on “How to repair Flash on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

  1. JAyKalop

    I cant believe it works !!! TNXS A LOT , i hoppe that maybe u can help me on a several differnt problems i have with my new Jackalop, like installing Adobe CS3 Studio with Wine o Virtual BOx, I really dont want to go back to linux !!


  2. gunnar-medial

    Great advice !
    I got this problem after a fresh Jaunty 9.04 install, all the latest updates applied.

    After the below fix, CPU load when playing flash went from “100% and stuttering” down to “neglible contribution to load”.

    In my case these two commands did it:

    apt-get remove swfdec-mozilla
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    it seems no need to manually fiddle with CPU scaling governors or UXA acceleration, I run the full Compiz features.

    This is on a four year old HP zt3110EA Pavilion laptop,
    runs beautfully thanks to Ubuntu.
    Greetings from Sweden !



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