i can't watch flash content in firefox. can someone please help me?
I am sorry if this has already been addressed, but i have visited numerous forum posts and tried several different things.
My computer is a compaq presario 2195US. The processor is athlon xp 2500+ OS is lubuntu, 13.10. I had to install it via the alternate installer because for some reason the normal lubuntu installer didn't work. I had a black screen with the little thing going around and around forever.
Once i installed lubuntu, i opened firefox and tried to watch flash stuff on youtube. The page loaded but the player did not show up...that part of the screen was blank.
I then tried watching a youtube video which i knew was html 5, and that worked. (vihart pi rant)
So I installed lubuntu-restricted-extras.
After that, i couldn't watch any youtube videos at all, not even html5.
Then i tried installing flash directly, using the terminal (same way i installed the restricted extras) and it said could not find the specified flash package, and then i tried it a different way and it said the flash package was already installed. I guess that was due to the restricted extras which i had already installed.
I then tried installing chrome 19, but that did not work...it said failed to satisfy dependency libuv0 or something. SO i installed libuv0 from some link, and tried to install chrome again, and then the installer just crashed.
Then i went to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/964567 and tried following the instructions. It was weird because it told me to put the .so file in usr/lib/mozilla /plugins but i didn't have such a folder
my user name is herb, and i did not have a /herb/lib/mozilla/plugins folder either...so, i made /herb/lib/mozilla/plugins and put the .so file in there (with the name of the file changed as they recommend)...still couldn't play flash though ...btw i did use ctrl+h when looking for that folder
as you can see i am very confused. Your help would be much appreciated by me and my 5-year old daughter. I am doing this so she can do her kids educational websites like starfall, which requires flash. However, i am also doing this because it's fun! I think i am close to being able to do what i want.
BTW, before lubuntu i had ubuntu 12.04 on here. I just switched so it would be faster.
Another random fact: the computer was shutting down randomly, but i think it was because i was accidentally blocking the intake vent for the processor fan. Now that i am not blcoking it anymore, it's not shutting down randomly.