Fixing Flash Player in Joli OS 1.2Posted: June 16, 2011
I recently gave the Eee PC 701 to my mother, who took it to an “IT specialist” for repairs. The only repair it needed was a new charger, but the specialist, being the nice guy that he was, also installed Windows 7 on the thing. Ouch.
The charger he gave her was some sort of old camera charger (12V 2A) which did actually work, and eventually even started to charge the battery. It died, however, while I was touching up the Joli OS 1.2 install.
Speaking of Joli OS, it has
lots of some issues, the most notable one being the inability to install Flash. What happens is that the wonderful flashplugin-installer package tries to download the Flash plugin from archive.canonical.com, and it can’t find the file. Thing is, that method of installing Flash is an older one; the current one is downloading the adobe-flashplugin package from Canonical’s partner repository. Which Joli OS doesn’t use.
Now, after starting Joli OS, configuring Jolicloud, etc., hit Alt-F1 to bring up a terminal. Then copy-paste the following commands (to paste in a terminal, use right click -> paste; you’ll need to hit Enter to execute the final command, after the ones before it complete):
echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get remove -y flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
apt-get install -y adobe-flashplugin
Copying and pasting the whole code block worked for me, but others had to copy and paste each line individually. Note: the second and third lines are actually a single line, and the
>> is part of the command.
Before executing these commands: they shouldn’t have any side effects, but no warranty is given. I am not responsible for your system getting hosed.
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