Friday, October 27, 2006

Flash 9 beta in Ubuntu Dapper

Maybe I shouldn't do vacations anymore... This time I got a nasty flu two days after my return. Well, slowly I am feeling better and thought I might just tell you that the installation of the Flash Player 9 beta for Linux worked like a charm on my Ubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06) machine.

I just downloaded the archive from Adobe Labs, uninstalled the previous version using apt-get and put the new libflashplayer.so file into my private plugin directory. Apart from the

ds@yavin: ~$ sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

everything is described in the readme.txt file that comes included in the archive.

It is really great to have synchronous audio/video playback for the first time under Linux. About time, but hey, thanks anyway :)

1 comment:

Kyle said...

I can't believe it was that easy. I was on another page trying to do it their "easy" way by adding repos and getting keys and blah blah... all I had to do was cut and past a file I downloaded...

Crazy.

Thanks for this post.