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I have just downloaded install_flash_player_linux.11_x86_tar.gz from the Adobe website. How do I install this package or any other package not found in the Ubuntu Software Center. I have used sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras. Rebooted and flash is not working.

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Try running

sudo apt-get update

after enabling the restricted repository but before running

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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You can install the flash player package as part of Ubuntu restricted extras:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

This will install Flash player, along with proprietary video codecs, fonts, etc.

Make sure these reposotories are enabled in 'Software & Updates':
In 'Software & Updates', enable all software under 'Ubuntu Software' & 'Downloadable form the internet'

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I have tried all you suggested and flash dose not work –  kane Feb 22 at 10:18
    
have you tried other browsers? Chrome, Firefox, etc? –  Wilf Feb 22 at 10:31
    
This does not work for Firefox 29 –  lefterav May 2 at 12:05

try flash player in software Center and install it , it works for me . on chromium and firefox both.

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Chrome has flash preinstalled.

For firefox and other browsers Extract the file you downloaded and place the file into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

or just use sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer -y

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