Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data -downloads/partial' Start up synaptic and install flashplugin-installer. Error will not appear. There is a difference in apt-get install flashplugin-installer and synaptic, that apt-get does not run with full privileges, whereas for synaptic to install packages you are asked to enter your password … Continue reading Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer
Flash Plugin does not allow you to control the use of the webcam and microphone in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It used to allow this earlier. It becomes a bit scary when you visit any site with embedded flash objects, and you find that your webcam on the laptop goes on suddenly without any reason. Earlier, … Continue reading Use Gnash in place of Adobe Flash Plugin – why does Adobe Flash Plugin turn on webcam on web pages
When you install flash-player based on instructions from http://mjmwired.net, make sure you install the nspluginwrapper for i686 and x86_64. Then only install flash-player. Cross-check if flash-plugin was properly installed by starting firefox and in the URL bar, type about:plugins.