Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, many sites protect their multumedia content by using the DRM technology over Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. In order to enables the playback of Flash content protected by DRM, we have to install HAL, which has been replaced on Ubuntu Saucy with udev. For more information about HAL, see this article.
In this article I will show you how to install Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra.
Because there is a dedicated PPA containing Hal with support for Ubuntu 13.10 and derivates, installing it is easy. Just do:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install hal