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I just installed Ubuntu today and I went to the Ubuntu software center to install Adobe Flash player.

And when the install button is pressed, I received the following message:

Package dependencies cannot be resolved

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Futhermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time.

Please help me.

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Have you closed all your other programs before open the Software-Center? –  Lucio Sep 17 '12 at 20:19
    
Which Ubuntu version? In terminal, do sudo apt-get update work without errors? –  Noble P. Abraham Sep 18 '12 at 4:44

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OK, if you just installed Ubuntu you have Mozilla Firefox. Try using the Flash-Aid add on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flash-aid/

Good luck.

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I recommend you to install ubuntu restricted extras

ubuntu-restricted-extras is a software package for the computer operating system Ubuntu that allows the user to install essential software which is not already included due to legal or copyright reasons.

It is a meta-package that installs:

  • Support for MP3 and unencrypted DVD playback
  • Microsoft TrueType core fonts
  • Flash plugin
  • codecs for common audio and video files

The ubuntu-restricted-extras is a metapackage and has the following dependencies1:

  • flashplugin-installer
  • gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
  • gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
  • gstreamer0.10-pitfdll
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
  • icedtea6-plugin
  • libavcodec-extra-52
  • libmp4v2-0
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • unrar

Install via Ubuntu Software Center

or using terminal

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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i face similar problem like that and the solution was in that question

Package dependencies cannot be resolved

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