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  1. #1

    [SOLVED] Flash Plugin


    Hi folks,

    Debian 5.0
    Iceweasel 3.0.6

    The browser has flashplugin installed previously. It has been working without problem before. For unknown reason it stops to work. Now I'm required to install Adobe Flash Player.

    I have "install_flash_player_10_linux.deb" download on Adobe website. Whether I run dpkg to install the package? Or there is a Debian way to solve my problem? TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

  2. #2
    forum.guy
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    One way to install it is to extract the file then copy libflashplayer.so to your plugins directory:

    /home/your_username/.mozilla/plugins

    ...then restart Iceweasel.

    Maybe someone else will reply with some other ways.
    oz

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    Move .deb file to Desktop and execute this in Terminal :
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
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  5. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    One way to install it is to extract the file then copy libflashplayer.so to your plugins directory:

    /home/your_username/.mozilla/plugins

    ...then restart Iceweasel.

    Maybe someone else will reply with some other ways.
    Hi ozar,

    Thanks for your advice.

    $ ls -l /home/satimis/.mozilla/plugins/
    Code:
    total 180
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 satimis root 179552 2010-01-07 14:35 nppdf.so
    $ sudo find / -name libflashplayer.so
    Code:
    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    $ apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
    Code:
    flashplugin-nonfree:
      Installed: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
      Candidate: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
      Version table:
         1:2.8.1~bpo50+1 0
              1 http://www.backports.org lenny-backports/contrib Packages
     *** 1:2.5~bpo50+1 0
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    Create a sym link running;
    Code:
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /home/your_username/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    ???

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Move .deb file to Desktop and execute this in Terminal :
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
    Hi,

    I already have "flashplugin-nonfree" installed.

    ~$ apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
    Code:
    flashplugin-nonfree:
      Installed: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
      Candidate: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
      Version table:
         1:2.8.1~bpo50+1 0
              1 http://www.backports.org lenny-backports/contrib Packages
     *** 1:2.5~bpo50+1 0
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

    B.R.
    satimis

  7. #6
    flashplugin-nonfree should work, do you have the problem with all .swf or only the most recent ones?, they may need a new version, in case it's the latter I would wait for debian to solve it the debian way, which implies slow, among other characteristics.

    If it is the former I'd try installing swf-player or other alternatives before installing a .deb that apt-get won't be upgrading.

  8. #7

    Solved

    Quote Originally Posted by Trylks View Post
    flashplugin-nonfree should work, do you have the problem with all .swf or only the most recent ones?, they may need a new version, in case it's the latter I would wait for debian to solve it the debian way, which implies slow, among other characteristics.

    If it is the former I'd try installing swf-player or other alternatives before installing a .deb that apt-get won't be upgrading.
    Hi Trylks,

    Thanks for your advice.


    Hi folks,

    Problem solved after performing following steps;

    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /home/satimis/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    Restart Iceweasel

    That is all. Flash player now works. Thanks

    B.R.
    satimis

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