For last few days i had struck with installing flash player since i had updated my system (kUbuntu) softwares through it’s “Updates Available” feature. Since then, now and then, i had been trying different things in this regard but eventually could not make flashplayer work and run flash content in any of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Rekong (included by default in kUbuntu) browsers. Being quite busy with other stuff and perhaps i didn’t feel a desperate need to run flash content in the meantime i had been just ignoring the issue altogether.
Today i wanted to give it an another try to make it install through APT package installer. After “Download” clicked, in Firefox download window and it would show “aptUrl” to choose as the “default application” to open or run APT package but when i clicked it, it showed a pop up message saying “Unknown channel ‘natty-partner'”. I tried to know more about “apt package manager” and after knowing a bit more about it i went to “Software Management” section of kUbuntu and installed apturl (Was it not installed at all?).
Now, i went to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and chose “APT to Ubuntu 10.04+” once again and clicked “Download” button and it did not show me the “Choose Package..” dialog box of the Firefox (atleast something achieve) this time, but oops, the “Unknown channel ‘natty-partner'” was still there.. quite frustrating.. hmm.
Now i Googled the term “Unknown channel ‘natty-partner'” and thanks to heavens that i found this “caked” solution in a comment posted by some kind fellow “Chuqui” here.
So here’s the ultimate solution if you find yourself ever in a similar situation like this one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
and whoa, the flash content in all browsers works now!
(Note: may need to restart browsers)