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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby nadir » 2009-12-18 16:42

remove the swfd stuff again. its a try. perhaps reinstall flashplugin-nonfree after that.
you need to restart iceweasel (or the web-browser you are using).

edit: it might be that the "proper" (-> professional) way to deal with such situations is to use update-alternatives, i`m not sure. and i wouldn`t know how it is done.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby refracta » 2009-12-18 18:16

remove and purge all swfdec stuff, should do it...
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Postby llivv » 2009-12-18 19:09

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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-19 18:26

llivv wrote:Just in case you're wondering
I think your Fedora setup is great, but I don't really care!
Same goes for the M$ setup you haven't mentioned yet.
Wanna know why your having trouble with Debian?
The Guru/Grumps keep trying to tel you.
And you keep trying to ignore them.

Just try keeping this thought in mind as you're steelaworkin, K
It should work this way because?

EDIT: OPPSS I missed a whole day and I'm still tryin o catch up
I misssed all of the page 2 posts
I hate when that happens
can I just delete this?

Lets see can I blame it on one of these posts
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=47796
or maybe this one
http://www.news.software.coop/
I think I need some help...


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Postby llivv » 2009-12-19 18:37

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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby shadowking » 2009-12-21 07:12

refracta wrote:
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:



This is not exactly right. the free implementations suck much more . You can ascertain quality or get an impression of just by running any non-free software no less than free software. Most linux users run the plugin so issues / stability is known.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby nadir » 2009-12-21 07:22

which part of the word "vouch" was hard to understand?
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby nadir » 2009-12-21 07:26

btw:
this is the beginners-section of the board forums.debian.net. the people are running debian gnu/linux, a free OS.
please respect it in this part of the forum and promote whatever you want in one of the other sections.

this place should be kept for beginners looking for help. we might have fun in the other sections. imo.

thanks for that.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Absent Minded » 2009-12-21 10:48

nadir wrote:btw:
this is the beginners-section of the board forums.debian.net. the people are running debian gnu/linux, a free OS.
please respect it in this part of the forum and promote whatever you want in one of the other sections.

this place should be kept for beginners looking for help. we might have fun in the other sections. imo.

thanks for that.


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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby Steelaworkn » 2009-12-21 20:13

Ok, I installed the flash player from the Adobe web-site...the one from ported for Unbuntu...it worked fine but...

then I removed it and installed the one from backports...this one works better with great audio and video sync.

Good stuff.
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Re: how to install adobe flash player

Postby cnoyes » 2009-12-25 15:16

Whenever possible(and from my Debian experience it always is) never ever ever use Ubuntu debs on your Debian system. As stated before, they won't update when your system does, and as a result, they'll eventually break whatever portion of your OS they interface. Also, I'm sure you've heard before, Ubuntu and Debian are NOT binary compatible. The dependencies are going to be staggering, and when the word "hammering" was used earlier on in this thread, it was actually a very good choice of word, because you're essentially trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole. Step one in being a new Debian user is trusting that Debian, it's developers, and it's users at all levels, have your best interests at heart, and will provide what you're looking for, even if not in the form you're expecting. Giving anyone advice to install an Ubuntu .deb on a Debian system is just downright reckless, the more garbage someone plugs into their OS, the harder it's going to be for the rest of us to help that person troubleshoot their issues, so you're doing them a great dis-service.

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