I can't watch flash content in Firefox.
My computer is a compaq presario 2195US, and 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.
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. Stack Overflow 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.