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How to install the flash player and Mp3 plugins?

I've recently replaced my hdd, and installed Lucid Lynx, but while setting up my environment I realized that I can't play MP3's or video files.

My computer tries to download plugins, but keeps giving me the following error:

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the download directory

Someone please help.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Takkat, jrg Mar 7 '12 at 20:27

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Agreed mostly. I think it's a combination of how to install plug-ins and package lock. askubuntu.com/questions/15433/… ... either way it's a dupe –  hbdgaf Mar 3 '12 at 15:28

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The failure to get archive lock means your auto update was probably running at the same time you entered the apt-get command or some similar situation. Wait a few minutes for it to complete and then try it again

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Thank you Jorge. It worked. –  Ferdi Mar 3 '12 at 19:22

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