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Install Adobe Flash Plugin on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

After upgrade my Ubuntu 11.10 to the new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS almost everything worked perfectly.

The first thing I notice was that some of the shell extentions I had didn’t work (Alternate Menu). But that was not an issue.

The real issue was that the installation of Adobe Flash Player run successfully but the installation of flash plugin didn’t work that well…it raised the following error:

Failure to download extra dat file Name-or.UTF-8

After days of research, yesterday I found a question on Launchpad.net related to Ubuntu 12.04 Beta2 Adobe Flash Player Update issue.

Turns out that the solution to that issue, was the solution to my issue.

Here’s the commands to solve Adobe Flash Player Plugin installation on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin
sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

in Launchpad.net Answers

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How To Resize /dev/shm Filesystem In Linux

By default installation, RHEL and most Linux distributions mount tmpfs (a RAM-based temporarily filesystem) to /dev/shm directory and this temporarily filesystem size is always set to be half of the installed memory.

If that default size is not something expected, you can increase or reduce the /dev/shm filesystem size at wish.

To be even extreme, you may drop or disable this temporarily RAM-based filesystem entirely, to prevent it from auto-mount during system boots up, if none of the application in that Linux server relying on shared memory function or explicitly using tmpfs (as a quick-and-dirty trick to improve execution performance).

To increase or decrease /dev/shm filesystem size

1) Open /etc/fstab with vi or any text editor of your choice,

2) Locate the line of /dev/shm and use the tmpfs size option to specify your expected size,

e.g. 512MB:
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=512m 0 0
e.g. 2GB:
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=2g 0 0

The /etc/fstab content format is documented in man fstab and the tmpfs filesystem options can be found in man mount

3) To make change effective immediately, run this mount command to remount the /dev/shm filesystem:

mount -o remount /dev/shm

in Walker News

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