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Installing Adobe Flash Player on Linux/Debian Lenny

Posted 02-14-2011 at 07:57 PM by wmromine
Updated 07-15-2011 at 04:01 PM by wmromine

After installing a fresh install of Linux/Debian Lenny, and attempting to access the web with Ice Weasel, you soon discover you cannot play videos without installing Adobe Flash Player. As it turns out, this is a simple process. First, you go to Adobe's website,, and download the latest version of Flash Player for linux. Then, untar the file to a selected location. Next, copy the .so file to the following folder: usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

That is it! The next time you open Ice Weasel, you will be able to view videos.
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    You do know that Lenny is now old stable, don't you? For stable, you want Debian 6 (Squeeze).

    Aside from that, the other way if going about it is to install a Debian based and compatible system that includes Flash & various other multimedia related 'stuff' that vanilla Debian doesn't. Mepis and LMDE spring to mind...
    Posted 02-15-2011 at 06:10 AM by rich_c rich_c is offline


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