Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has just Released and after the completion of download and installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.10 you must install adobe flash player because most of the web pages on the World Wide Web(www) contains flash content.That’s why A flash player is required and adobe flash player is the ultimate choice.In Ubuntu 10.10 many things has changed as compare to it’s predecessor version Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx,e.g you will notice some changes in ubuntu software center,in beginning itself the installation options and interface has changed.
You can Install Adobe Flash Player in many ways –
1. By Directly Downloading it from it’s official website
Go here and download Adobe Flash Player,then open the file with debian package installer.Then the installation will complete within few minutes.If you are still not sure then go here “Steps in Installing Adobe Flash player” for stepwise details.
2. From Ubuntu Software Center OR Synaptic Package Manager
Open USC or SPM and search for ‘adobe flash player’; click on install(In case of USC) or mark the package and Apply(In case on SPM) to install the adobe flash player packages.You may have to authenticate before installing,if so then enter your ubuntu 10.10 login password to proceed.
Do you know that …Most(probably more than 66%) of the web pages on the Internet have Flash Content.Some have little or some have less flash contents;some of them are totally based on Flash.So if you want to have fun watching videos on YouTube(Although YouTube has planned to use HTML 5,in that case you can enjoy videos without any need of flash player;but at least 5 years is required to implement this plan) or surfing websites on the web,a flash player is needed at the client end i.e browser.So after reading this post you can easily install firefox with a couple of clicks.Adobe Flash player is available for windows,Linux and Mac OSX,Solaris,Windows Mobile,Symbian and Android.
Steps for installing Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 3.*/4.0
#1 : Download Adobe Flash from it’s official Website(Click on the link given below and select your operating system).
Download Adobe Flash Player
#2 : Click on Agree and Install Button to begin the installation procedure.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.
#3 : After completion of installation,restart your browser.
#4 : That’s all …To verify go to YouTube and play a video.
Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) has already a default e-book or pdf Reader – Document Viewer(Which is probably sufficient for most of the users) but even though you want Adobe Reader – Acroread for Ubuntu 10.04 Then this post will help you in installing Adobe PDF reader on your PC.
Actually Adobe reader has added recently in to the Repository Package or you may say Synaptic Package Manager,which makes your task much easier.Although it’s no different matter that you can also install adobe reader more quickly with one simple commands.Other possible ways to install adobe reader might include Ubuntu Software Center,which contains all the common useful applications grouped and categorized so that an average user can easily manage applications on Ubuntu 10.04.
Install Adobe Reader 9 from Synaptic Package Manager
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(Go to System->Administration->S-P-M).
#2. Then search for “adobe reader” or “acroread” and check the left box for installation.
#3. Next,Click on Apply to install adobe reader on your ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx.
#4. Wait…(~10 minutes)until the installation will complete.In the end will it will ask you whether you want to set the Adobe as Default PDF reader or not,choose YES if you want else NO if you don’t.
#5. Now you are ready to view or print pdf files using Adobe Reader…Right click on any pdf files and then open with Adobe Reader 9.
Install Adobe Reader from Command Line
Open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type the command -(And enter your login password if prompted)..
sudo apt-get install acroread
Adobe flash player is necessary for modern browsing experience because more than 65% of the websites on the Internet have flash contents.For playing youtube video you need latest version of adobe flash.After the fresh installation of ubuntu 10.04,you can install the adobe flash player(It will work For atleast these browsers-Mozilla,Crome,Opera,SeaMonkey and Midori) by following these steps :
step1 : Download the .deb package fr0m the adobe’s website.Its size is 3.84 MB.
Download URL : http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
step2 : If you have selected the default option at the time of downloading like -“Open with – Gdebi package installer” then installation will be automatically started after the completion of downloading,otherwise go to the location of downloaded file and right-click(default) on it to open with “Gdebi Package Installer”.
step3 : After some moments an option- “Install package” will appear on the right corner of a window.Click on “install package”,it may asks for user password,if so then enter your user account(Ubuntu login) password.
step4 : Wait for few minutes until the installation will complete.Now, Open the browser and open youtube.com to play a video.If no problem is there, then your work is done otherwise click on reinstall the package.
step5 : That’s all ..I hope you installed the adobe flash successfully in your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Lucid Lynx).