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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 ...
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- 07-18-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
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.
- 07-18-2013 #2
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
sudo apt-get update
- 07-18-2013 #3
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 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.
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.
- 07-18-2013 #4
And for completeness from the terminal.
Become root entering your password when prompted
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
- 07-19-2013 #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
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.