Category Archives: Troubleshooting

Fixing Flash

After upgrading Ubuntu I had some problems with Flash not working. I read the following threads and combined information from both to solve my problem:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1244048
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1373582

Run the following commands in a terminal to remove existing Flash files:

sudo apt-get remove -y –purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/flashplugin*

Then run the following command to install the correct version of Flash:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Touchkit

I own an HP tx1000z Tablet PC. It’s a really great notebook, but the touchscreen isn’t all I thought it would be. I’d heard about this software called Touchkit that could increase screen sensitivity (among other options), and until today was unable to successfully find it.

Touchkit, made by EETI, has versions for Linux, Mac, and Windows (including Vista). I recommend disabling cursor stabilization if you’re going to be writing: open the Calibration Utility, click the Setting tab, then click Option.