You Tube with Edgy Kubuntu

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  1. rumperpumper

    rumperpumper New Member

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    Despite all my efforts i still cannot watch you tube on my Kubuntu box.

    Can any body tell me what packages i need to enable me to watch these?
     
  2. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    you need flash installed.
     
  3. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    I've used both flash 7 and flash 9 beta plugin with Ubuntu, though KDE maybe different.
     
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    Stuff it i gave up, i have now just decided to use my IE4Linux :ugh2:
     
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    Weird. I didn't have a problem at all. Even on dapper..
     
  6. firemunki

    firemunki I am the patron saint of lost causes

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    I'm using edgy kubuntu and all it took for youtube to work was flash7....
     
  7. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Automatix is what I used but I'm not using edgy nor kubuntu so I dunno if it'll work for you.
     
  8. rtfm

    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    I've always had a hard time using flash with linux, specifically in firefox. You can either use the stable flash 7 plugin and not have any audio, or use the flash 9 beta plugin with full audio support at the expense of it crashing your browser every other flash page you visit.
     
  9. o2

    o2 Witty Title Here OT Supporter

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    I laugh at people who try to use linux on their desktop. They spend days just to get something as simple as playing flash videos to work, while on windows, it requires about 30 seconds.

    Linux is only good for servers, get over it.

    If you are still such a rebel, and hate MS... get a Mac.
     
  10. samm

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    from a fresh Ubuntu edgy eft install:

    Code:
    [email protected]:~# time apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      gsfonts-x11
    Suggested packages:
      msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-nonfree gsfonts-x11
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 23.8kB of archives.
    After unpacking 221kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
    Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main gsfonts-x11 0.20build1 [10.6kB]
    Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse flashplugin-nonfree 9.0.21.78.2ubuntu1~edgy1 [13.2kB]
    Fetched 23.8kB in 1s (21.0kB/s)          
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Selecting previously deselected package gsfonts-x11.
    (Reading database ... 94988 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking gsfonts-x11 (from .../gsfonts-x11_0.20build1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
    Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.21.78.2ubuntu1~edgy1_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up gsfonts-x11 (0.20build1) ...
    warning: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 does not exist or is not a directory
    warning: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 does not exist or is not a directory
    warning: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 does not exist or is not a directory
    
    Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.21.78.2ubuntu1~edgy1) ...
    Downloading... done.
    
    
    real    0m28.596s
    user    0m2.008s
    sys     0m1.824s
    [email protected]:~# 
    
    28 seconds, it doesn't get much easier than that. Perhaps you should try Linux before you write it off completely.
     
  11. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    WHile this may still be true for some people, Ubuntu with either EasyUbuntu or Automatix has really advanced the personal Linux computer. I've spent many hours trying to tweak or fool with some little thing in RedHat that just wouldn't work....no matter what I tried. However, with the above programs, I got my Ubuntu set up working in very little time and was having a blast with my older machine. Automatix and Ubuntu are such a powerful combination they should really merge....or w/e they do in open source.
     

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