I am using Ubuntu. Yesterday I have installed Adobe Flash plugin to my laptop. The installation was interrupted,and it didn't complete. However, the software shows in the installed software menu. Today I have tried to install another program, but the attempt failed, with error message 'your last installation was incomplete, fix that first'. The problem is that I can't remove Adobe Flash from the laptop,and can't install anything else. Kindly help me.

  • It is quite difficult to understand your question. Are you asking how to remove adobe flash? If so, you can edit your question title and body to clarify.
    – Rory Alsop
    Mar 22, 2012 at 19:31
  • Sorry for having edited your question that much, but it was very unclear for some. I hope now you will be more likely to get helpful answers. Cheers! Mar 22, 2012 at 19:37
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    Just a note: this is related (same question, actually): unix.stackexchange.com/questions/34768/… Mar 22, 2012 at 19:44

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You will need to completely remove Adobe Flash Player Plugin and re-install using the commands below:

  1. Ctrl+Alt+T
  2. $ sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin flashplugin* nspluginwrapper
  3. $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall adobe-flashplugin
  • E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. -hai this was the reply.how i fix it..
    – bob prasnt
    Mar 22, 2012 at 19:39
  • @bobprasnt run sudo dpkg --configure -a to continue the installation of the package, after its done it should be correctly installed. Mar 22, 2012 at 19:40

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