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    flash in iceweasel


    I just got back to using Debian 6.0 and I'm alitte rusty I admit. My promblem is installing flash. I've to download the adobe flash for linux. This went well ,but I can't get the so file to ice weasels folder. it says access denied. Any help would most welcome. Is there some thing I am missing. I hav e a amd 64 processor in my laptop. The system is also 64 bit

    thanks so much

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    Are you using su or sudo to move the file to your Iceweasel folder?
    I've not run Debian proper, but why not install from the software repos?
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    install flashplugin-nonfree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elraven View Post
    I just got back to using Debian 6.0 and I'm alitte rusty I admit. My promblem is installing flash. I've to download the adobe flash for linux. This went well ,but I can't get the so file to ice weasels folder. it says access denied. Any help would most welcome. Is there some thing I am missing. I hav e a amd 64 processor in my laptop. The system is also 64 bit

    thanks so much

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    You don't copy or move the file there, you make a soft link.

    ln -s file /path/to/destination

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    Good point. I never installed Flash from the website, so I forgot about that.
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    You have to have contrib sources in your sources.list. Then use synaptic.

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    thanks everybody it did the tric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elraven View Post
    thanks everybody it did the trick
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    What worked? The link, or the install via repo?
    Let us know, and then feel free to mark this thread as [SOLVED] with the Thread Tools near the top of the page.
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    I just want to share this with new people to debian. There is yet another way to prt flashinto browsers like firefox or iceweasel . First down load a puppy linix iso and burn to disk . I use puppy upup precise . This will allow you to see into your debian partion. Warning , you will be a root user so be careful.oh puppy runs in ram so you need not worry about it messing around your partitions and installing to them. Now bring up two windows. Both will be your debian patiion and system. Go to usr/lib/mozilla in one with windows. open it. Now in the other windo go to where you down loaded flash for linux. You will be using the file libflashplayer.so. Now copy or move it to the mozilla folder in the other window. Close both windows your done . Your browser will have flash. Exit out of puppy without saving. Puppy makes a good disk to manage. partitons. Thank for your time

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    I gotta say two things about that method...
    First, that's a realy roundabout way of getting it done.
    Second... Major Kudos on getting it done! You said you were rusty, but you 'greased up' your tactics quite well!

    Good deal, dude!
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    ln -s file /path/to/destination also will work


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