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Best way to install Adobe Flash player [SOLVED]
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:03:51 pm »
Hi, my first post is about these 2 queries. Firstly details about my computer below, then would appreciate your advice as I can't do my favourite site's jigsaw puzzles without Flash player! Also a minor irritant is right clicking my mouse after copying text to see the words 'Copy' etc be quickly replaced by a black triangle, which makes life interesting. Thank you in advance.

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System:    Host: agiyorks-System-Product-Name Kernel: 3.16.0-77-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5Q-PRO version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 1613 date: 12/03/2008
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2003.00 MHz 2: 2003.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@75.1hz, 1024x768@75.1hz
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Audio:     Card: Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-77-generic
Network:   Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet driver: ATL1E
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Drives:    HDD Total Size: 223.0GB (5.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3160811AS size: 160.0GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 62.9GB
Partition: ID: / size: 143G used: 11G (9%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
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Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.0C mobo: 24.0C gpu: 62.0
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Info:      Processes: 148 Uptime: 15:02 Memory: 816.2/4046.9MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17


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Best way to install Adobe Flash player & right click shows black rectangle
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 08:03:51 pm »
To help us help you, ALL new requests for technical support should include basic system information.

If you haven't already done so, please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
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inxi -Fz
then copy what was returned in the terminal and post it back here.

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Re: Best way to install Adobe Flash player
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 09:33:45 pm »
Hi agiyorks, welcome to the Peppermint Forum  8).  Can you please restrict each new thread to one topic.  This is to save confusion for future visitors who are looking for a specific solution.  We'll continue to investigate your Flash issue in this thread.  For the graphics on the mouse issue, please start a new thread with a Subject: Text on right mouse click disappears.  I'm modifying the subject line of this thread - many thanks  ;).

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Hi agiyorks, how's it going?  What browser are you using?   I ask because Firefox already has Flash.  Have you updated and upgraded your Peppermint7 installation?  If not, open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Copy and paste the following commands in sequence into the terminal window:
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sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Hit enter and follow the on screen instructions.  Continue with:
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sudo apt dist-upgrade
It's very important you reboot your machine as there maybe kernel updates.

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Flashplayer for Firefox should already be installed .. is it a flash "version" issue ? .. can you give us a link to a site where flash isn't working for you so we can see for ourselves and test solutions ?

As for the right-click context menu issue .. does this happen EVERYWHERE, or just in certain applications ? .. and is it the ENTIRE context menu that goes black or just the "Copy" selection ?

Do right-click context menus work if you login in a Guest session ?

If not, have you tried enabling/disabling desktop effects in the Peppermint Control  Center ?

If that STILL doesn't help, maybe we should try switching from the open source nouveau graphics drivers to the proprietary nvidia ones (?)
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Hi, & thank you for the welcome; sorry about asking 2 questions. In answer to your replies about the Flash issue:

I'm using Peppermint 6 which I chose from 5 other distros after getting fed up with Windows & am a complete Linux novice hoping to learn.

The problem occurs with both Chromium & Firefox.

The site is www.jigidi.com.

After selecting a puzzle, when I click on 'Solve Puzzle I get a greyed out screen & the words 'Nothing happening? You probably need the Flash Player'.

Should I upgrade to Peppermint 7, would that help?

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Okay for Firefox, try
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
then  close and reopen firefox

There is no longer a flashplayer for 32bit Chromium .. Google dropped support.

If that still doesn't work in Firefox, post the output from:
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locate libflashplayer.so
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Hi agiyorks, upgrading to Peppermint 7 is really up to you.  Peppermint Six is also a very fine distro.  Peppermint Six is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support).  It'll receive support through April 2019Peppermint 7 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.  It'll receive support through April 2021.  Both distros have 32-bit and 64-bit versions.  I see you've opted for the 32-bit version.  Your machine will support 64-bit.  This is something to consider, if you wish to use the Chromium Browser or Google Chrome.  All the current Peppermint releases should run very well on your machine  ;).  As I said, the choice is yours.  I personally think Peppermint 7 is a big improvement on the very fine Peppermint Six  ;).

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Thank you for the info as I had no idea I could use a 64bit version which is a good thing for future support. I will probably upgrade to Peppermint 7 shortly.

I am unable to follow your instructions for the Flash installer with the Firefox browser (with apologies if this should be a new post, but it is about Flash) as I have had to type the sudo apt-get instruction into the terminal as after selecting this I was neither able to right click & paste nor use the keyboard shortcut to achieve the same, then was unable to type in my password when prompted. I checked I could type this password in the text editor, but then couldn't copy & paste this into the terminal either.

I have tried rebooting & trying again twice with no joy.....help!!

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Sorry, forgot to say I can do jigsaws now at www.jigidi.com using the HTML5 option, but this needs to be clicked on for each new jigsaw after viewing the greyed out screen, so not ideal. Still need your help with Flash. Didn't spend much time on a jigsaw.......honest.

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Re: Best way to install Adobe Flash player & right click shows black rectangle
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 06:45:47 pm »
Ctrl+C will copy highlighted text in the browser
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Ctrl+Shift+V will paste into the terminal (once it's the active window)

Typing in your password .. when entering your password in a terminal, the terminal will NOT echo anything to screen (not even ****) but it IS going in, so just type the password then hit enter.



To copy from the terminal - Ctrl+Shift+C

To paste into the browser - Ctrl+V

as you can see, the terminal shortcuts are the same as everywhere else, but also requires the shift key.
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Re: Best way to install Adobe Flash player & right click shows black rectangle
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 07:59:10 pm »
Thank you, I now have the Flash plugin installed!

I had guessed my password might not show, & had 'typed' it in before hitting Enter. Nothing was working for me......now I've learnt some more keyboard shortcuts & been reminded to clear my browser's cache... which seemed to do the trick.

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Re: Best way to install Adobe Flash player [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 08:10:39 pm »
Great stuff .. did clearing the browser cache also fix the right-click context menu issue ?
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Re: Best way to install Adobe Flash player [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2016, 04:40:31 pm »
The right click mouse problem remains (further reply in my other post.....this one's just about Flash !!!  ;D)