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Old 01-26-2009, 04:09 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 04:37 AM   #2
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There is no 64-bit version of Adobe Flashplayer.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 05:28 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll check it out.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 05:45 AM   #5
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Package flashplugin-nonfree
sid (unstable) (web): Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin [contrib]
1:2.4: amd64 i386
 
Old 01-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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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
 
Old 01-26-2009, 11:10 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #9
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Might be safer to pin the apps you installed from sid. or just run sid

http://wiki.debian.org/AptPinning
 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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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 .
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There is 64 bit Java as well.
Ahhh, I'm not going completely crazy.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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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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