The Adobe Flash Player plug-in is installed during the initial Xtra-PC setup configuration after starting your Xtra-PC USB device for the first time.  If you decided at the time not to run through the initial setup configuration wizard and canceled out of it, you should install it now by going toStart 'X' button --> Local Administration --> Useful Tools --> Third Party Software Install.

If you did run the initial Xtra-PC setup and still get messages about needing to install the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may need to remove and then re-install the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.  To do this, ensure you have an internet connection and then follow either the GUI or command line method below:

Re-installing Adobe Flash Player plug-in GUI Method

  1. Close all web browser windows
  2. Launch the Synaptic Package Manager: Start 'X' button --> Local Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager
  3. Enter the Administrator account password when prompted. You can also chose another user account that has administrator privileges if you prefer.
  4. Click on Search in the top toolbar and in the search field, search for "flashplugin-installer"
  5. Click on the checkbox next to "flashplugin-installer" and then select "Mark for Complete Removal".

    Note:  There is an option for "Mark for Reinstallation", but please don't use this option because this may not be sufficient to correct the issue.

  6. Click Apply in the top toolbar, then click Apply on the confirmation window that pops up.
  7. Once removal is complete, you should be back at the Synaptic Package Manager window and "flashplugin-installer" should be unchecked.
  8. Click the checkbox next to "flashplugin-installer" and then select "Mark for Installation"
  9. Click Apply in the top toolbar, then click Apply on the confirmation window that pops up.
  10. Once installation is complete, you should be back at the Synaptic Package Manager window and "flashplugin-installer" should be checked.
  11. Exit Synaptic Package Manager

Re-installing Adobe Flash Player plug-in Command Line Method

Note:  You must run these commands with a user with administrator privileges.

  1. Open a terminal window: Ctrl+Alt+T
  2. Remove the Adobe Flash Player plug-in: sudo apt-get -y purge flashplugin-installer
  3. Enter your password when prompted
  4. Removal will proceed after you enter your password. If you used a user without administrator privileges, you will get a failure message at this point indicating you don't have the correct privileges to remove the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and the Adobe Flash Player Plugin will not be removed.
  5. After removal completes, install Adobe Flash Player plug-in again: sudo apt-get -y install flashplugin-installer