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After all this time, there is finally a fix for the flash crash that works. Do the following:

first run the following just to refresh:

sudo apt-get update

add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thielmann/ubuntu hardy main


you can use the following command to do so easily

sudo echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thielmann/ubuntu hardy main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list


then run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfreebeta && sudo apt-get remove libflashsupport

then, edit your /etc/asound.conf file

sudo gedit /etc/asound.conf

to contain the following contents:

pcm.pulse {
type pulse
}
ctl.pulse {
type pulse
}
pcm.!default {
type pulse
}
ctl.!default {
type pulse
}

save this file, then finally install one last package

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugins