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I am using 11.10 on an old intel mac. I have trouble viewing flash videos, and even after installing the plugin I cannot see them on either browser (FF/Chrome). On Chrome, it seems the shockwave flash does not exist in "about:plugins". So how can I get it in my system?

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Open a terminal (Ctrl +Alt + T) and run the command sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer. This will download and install flash. As a temporary solution until you fix the problem if this does not work, you can enable the YouTube HTML5 player by going to and enabling the option. This will allow you to still watch videos without having flash installed.

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