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FredGSanford 01-26-2009 05:09 AM

64 bit Flash Plugin
 
I just recently did a netinst of 64 bit debian lenny and want to keep a lean system. I did aptitude install flash mozilla plugin and got all the ia32 stuff for it. This is not what I wanted.

I thought there is a native 64bit version of adobe flash plugin? If so, how do I install it and how do I remove all the ia32 flash stuff?

Thnx.

weibullguy 01-26-2009 05:37 AM

There is no 64-bit version of Adobe Flashplayer.

pwc101 01-26-2009 05:45 AM

Erm... http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html. OK, it's alpha, but it exists.

You'll have to install it manually if it isn't in your distro's repository. Plenty of howto's on the web for that.

FredGSanford 01-26-2009 06:28 AM

Thanks. I'll check it out.

craigevil 01-26-2009 06:45 AM

Package flashplugin-nonfree
sid (unstable) (web): Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin [contrib]
1:2.4: amd64 i386

weibullguy 01-26-2009 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwc101 (Post 3421444)
Erm... http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html. OK, it's alpha, but it exists.

Hhhhmmmm, I was remembering a 64-bit Java plugin. Now that you point out the link, my memory becomes clearer....I think.

craigevil 01-26-2009 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weibullguy (Post 3421731)
Hhhhmmmm, I was remembering a 64-bit Java plugin. Now that you point out the link, my memory becomes clearer....I think.



apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree using non-free contrb unstable repo or flashplayer-mozilla using debian-multimedia.org will install the Flash 10 plugin .


There is 64 bit Java as well.

icedtea-gcjwebplugin or icedtea6-plugin
web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to execute Java applets
amd64 armel i386 ia64 powerpc sparc

FredGSanford 01-26-2009 12:10 PM

Craigevil suggestions worked for both java & flash, 64 bit version. I had to change my non-free source from lenny to sid.

If I want to leave non-free to sid using lenny, would it hurt anything?

Thnx.

craigevil 01-26-2009 12:49 PM

Might be safer to pin the apps you installed from sid. or just run sid :)

http://wiki.debian.org/AptPinning

FredGSanford 01-26-2009 01:17 PM

I guess I can try switching to Sid. When I did it with 32bit debian, all I got was a black screen for some reason. I never did figure it out .

Thnx.

weibullguy 01-26-2009 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigevil (Post 3421747)
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree using non-free contrb unstable repo or flashplayer-mozilla using debian-multimedia.org will install the Flash 10 plugin .

Not on my boxes ;).
Quote:

Originally Posted by craigevil (Post 3421747)
There is 64 bit Java as well.

Ahhh, I'm not going completely crazy.

lightinthedark 02-19-2009 03:08 PM

Hi,

Just wanted to say a big thankyou for this useful post/solution, and relate my experiences for anyone else who has the same problem.

All over the net there's people saying to just do
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
to install the flash plugin for iceweasel/firefox/whatever, but whenever I tried that I got the error: "Package flashplugin-nonfree has no installation candidate". I eventually tracked this down to the fact that I'm trying to install this on an amd64 installation. As a result of the error, I couldn't even install 32 bit flash (via apt anyway) and use the nspluginwrapper that so many people suggest out there. I hope that more people find this post and can follow the same simple steps I did:

# vim /etc/apt/sources.list

changed
Quote:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
to
Quote:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
# apt-get update
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Tested that quickly and it works perfectly for flash toons, games and youtube videos.

I didn't really get the apt-pinning stuff from that guide (sorry, but I'm still pretty new to linux), so just ran
# vim /etc/apt/sources.list
(again) and changed those two lines back to what they were before. I guess it'd be nice to be able to say "use the Sid repo for just the flashplugin-nonfree package, and use stable (or whatever) for everything else." The apt-pinning stuff looked like id could do that, but as I say, I didn't quite get the specifics of how to achieve this.

Anyway, I've rambled on long enough for my first ever post on this forum, but hopefully all those search-engine-friendly relevant words will help people find this :-).
Once again, thanks for the tip, and long may Linux grow.


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