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how to install adobe flash player

Postby kaykav » 2009-12-17 01:42

good evening,
Many instances of 'install flash plugins'; when I proceed to the downloading,I get a message 'failed'-install manually. I proceed to do that, and get a 'libflashplayer.so' file. Can't do anything with that. Now what? Any ideas?...Thanks
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Bulkley » 2009-12-17 01:49

Try
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aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-17 17:58

Heres what I did. I went youtube.com and they provide direct link to adobe flash to get the download. Download the .deb package for Ubuntu. Then go into the terminal and run

su
password
cd (Downloads or where ever you downloaded the flash package to)
dir
dpkg -i (package name.deb)

Ok. There may be some dependencies here. Read the log real careful and then do the following
aptitude -f install (dependency file) [these dependencies can be seperated by hitting the space bar. They will vary depending on how your machine is set up]

After the is done then run the dpkg -i (package nam.deb)

I'm a beginner. This works fine on two of my machines. Gurus please chime in to make any corrections. :D

Java is going to be needed eventually too. That is provided in the Debian packages. Just type:
aptitude search java
Then :
aptitude -f install (package) [here again you can install JDK and Java Plugins separated by the space bar. You should be up and running pretty quick]
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby refracta » 2009-12-17 19:17

Steelaworkn wrote:Heres what I did.

...and now you will always need to keep track of newer versions yourself and repeat that every time a newer version is released.

nobody asked about java...
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-17 20:10

refracta wrote:
Steelaworkn wrote:Heres what I did.

...and now you will always need to keep track of newer versions yourself and repeat that every time a newer version is released.

nobody asked about java...


This is nice. So, what your are saying is the Debian has a regular package for adobe-flash??? As far as the Java thing goes, it was a freebee.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby debil » 2009-12-17 20:29

Steelaworkn wrote:aptitude -f install (package)

The -f option is unnecessary.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-17 21:30

My humble understanding is that the backports are unstable. So, as a beginner with Debian, I was avoiding that. I'm not really into testing with this version of Linux. That's why I have Fedora in another set-up.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby refracta » 2009-12-17 22:03

Steelaworkn wrote:My humble understanding is that the backports are unstable.

backports are certainly preferred to downloading some random deb and hammering it in...and stable backports are made for debian stable...although they may have had less testing for issues they certainly have had more testing than a deb you download for ubuntu...

flash is non-free software anyway so nobody can really vouch for the quality or stability anyway...except adobe...yea right.... :wink:
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-17 23:15

Interesting choice of words i.e. "hammering". Acutally, it's in there and it works with very little effort on my part. The next build I do, I'll make sure I do the backport thing. I'll have to read up a little more on how to add new .deb packs to my source list though, unless you want to pass out a freebee. :D
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby 4D696B65 » 2009-12-17 23:19

Freebee... stick to debian repos. After that use backports.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby kaykav » 2009-12-18 03:00

OK........ Thanks for everyones input. Beleive it or not, much info was given in this last discussion.. Food for action! Thanks again
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby eric1959 » 2009-12-18 12:32

This is the way I do it : go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Select version to download, choose .tar.gz for linux.
Unpack : tar xf install_flash_player_10_linux You will get : libflashplayer.so

Move to your .mozilla directory ( in your home directory ). Create a folder named "plugins". Move libflashplayer.so into that folder. You're done.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby refracta » 2009-12-18 13:00

another method you shouldn't follow...
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-18 13:47

eric1959 wrote:This is the way I do it : go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Select version to download, choose .tar.gz for linux.
Unpack : tar xf install_flash_player_10_linux You will get : libflashplayer.so

Move to your .mozilla directory ( in your home directory ). Create a folder named "plugins". Move libflashplayer.so into that folder. You're done.


Hmmm...now this is a method that is sure not to update with the regular system. I've done this before but not in Debian. And this works for you??
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby gnath » 2009-12-18 16:36

Hi,
Topic got diluted. I have installed swfdec-gnome,swfdec-mozilla & flashplugin-nonfree ( from non-free).
Installation require simple aptitude or synaptic. But I failed to see youtube vidoes.
May http://www.debian-multimedia.org help us, but may compromise with the system( ?).
Now how to see youtube vidoes?

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