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how do i get macromedia flash player in ubuntu edgy?

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    How to install Flash Player (Macromedia Flash) Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox

    * Read #General Notes

    * Read #How to add extra repositories

    Note: By default Ubuntu contains Flash version 7. If you have added all the repositories (backports) from this guide you will get version 9 beta 2.

    Note: Program included in Automatix2. If you have already used Automatix2, this program may have been installed

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    sudo update-flashplugin

    Note: if you get an error message that the package is not found, try the Gnash (GNU Flash substitute)

    sudo apt-get install libflash-mozplugin

    * Restart Mozilla Firefox

    Note: if firefox crashes when visiting a website with flash content, do the following:

    sudo gedit /usr/bin/firefox

    and add the following line as last but one line of the file:

    export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1

    Now firefox shouldn't crash anymore. (Launchpad bug report: [1])

    * Restart Mozilla Firefox

    Note: if sound doesn't work in Flash Player (for example on YouTube):

    sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

    gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

    Change:

    FIREFOX_DSP=""

    To:

    FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"

    * Restart Mozilla Firefox. Now sound should work in Flash Player.

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