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    How to install flash for videos on Debian 7.0 and Iceweasel 17


    I have been on a Linux system for 6 weeks now. Used be on win xp. My xp system quit working. I am on debian 7.0 and have browser iceweasel 17. It is hard trying to understand how to get this system to work with terminal, etc. I can only use root terminal for tried terminal and was blocked.

    I have gone to adobe website and tried downloading flashplayer 11.2 and get error. Have tried going to root terminal and putting in flash nonfree and get it is either obsolete or missing. I want to watch flash videos and YouTube. Any help is appreciated. I am 63 and new to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vocaldix View Post
    I have been on a Linux system for 6 weeks now. Used be on win xp. My xp system quit working. I am on debian 7.0 and have browser iceweasel 17. It is hard trying to understand how to get this system to work with terminal, etc. I can only use root terminal for tried terminal and was blocked.

    I have gone to adobe website and tried downloading flashplayer 11.2 and get error. Have tried going to root terminal and putting in flash nonfree and get it is either obsolete or missing. I want to watch flash videos and YouTube. Any help is appreciated. I am 63 and new to this.
    Debian 7 Wheezy: Install Flash Player

    should get you going ok. You will need a Internet connection to implement this though.

    After any fresh debian install. A good practice to get into

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
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    The flash player can be installed from the repositories but by default only the officially supported stuff is enabled. This can be done through a GUI called synaptic.

    Fire up Synaptic which should be under System or Settings
    Enter your root password when asked
    Go to Settings -> Repositories
    Make sure that both DFSG and Non-DFSG compatible software are ticked.
    Click Close
    Click Reload in the Synaptic tool bar to update your repositories
    If you don't have a search bar in the main tool bar, click the search button
    Enter flashplug and press enter
    Right click on flashplugin-nonfree and select Mark for Installation.
    Click apply.
    Once it is installed restart your browser.

    Note that this is installed from the Adobe site and you will have to agree to the licence during installation.
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    And for completeness from the terminal.

    Become root entering your password when prompted
    Code:
    su
    Edit your repositories adding "contrib non-free" to the end of every deb line. You won't need the quotes
    Code:
    nano /etc/sources.list
    Once you have saved the sources.list, update your repositories.
    Code:
    apt-get update
    An then install.
    Code:
    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
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    Thanks! And here you are again lol. I figured 6-7 pages was long enough in the Newbie thread. Started searching for my system and threads for it.

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    Missed directory slash within instructions.

    Hi I just installed the plugin going to the adobe site for my specfic version of flash and followed the readme.
    The part I became stuck with, was finding the iceweasel plugin directory, which I can tell you is located /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

    After downloading, steps:
    gunzip -c install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz | tar xvf -

    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.

    cp -r usr/* /usr

    restart iceweasel.

    Further info:
    # uname -a
    Linux <hostname> 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Last edited by ahunt; 02-24-2014 at 01:50 PM. Reason: missed directory slash.

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