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I tried every version of Flash player for Ubuntu 12.10, but it doesn't work. When attempting to install it, I got this error.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree

I found this solution, I ran:

sudo apt-get install -f 

and then

sudo apt-get update

which I found from some other post that was trying to solve dependencies.

Then I ran

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

But it still doesn't work!

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Open a Terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and type:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Alternatively the following command will install all the multimedia plugins and libraries that needed to play mp3 and video formats . This command will install adobe flash player too.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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This is how I installed it. I dont know if you tried it but:

Go to YouTube using Firefox and it will say you don't have Flash installed and install it from the popup bubble in Firefox. That's the only way it worked for me.

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+1 nice and simple – don.joey Feb 25 '13 at 15:55

If the above methods still do not work and if going to adobe doesn't work , you can always try adding the medibuntu repo or installing from the Software Center

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First download the .tar.gz version of Flash player from Adobe. Now unpack this .tar.gz file in your home directory, open terminal and type:

sudo cp BrowserPluginLocation  

Now copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory by typing :

sudo cp -r usr/* /usr

NOTE: In my case BrowserPluginsLocation was /usr/lib/firefox/browser/plugins

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