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Old 06-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Adobe flashplayer gone down?


Did an update, no idea if that has anything to do with it, not anything to do with flashplayer that I noticed but could have been perhaps, and flashplayer has gone down. So no videos from youtube etc.
Code:
fido:/home/lugo# /usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
ERROR: 64 bit player temporarily not supported
More information might be available at:
  http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer
Equally:
Code:
fido:/home/lugo# apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done                                   
Building dependency tree                                        
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/18.1kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
(Reading database ... 228297 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree 1:2.8.1~bpo50+1 (using .../flashplugin-nonfree_1%3a2.8.1~bpo50+1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (1:2.8.1~bpo50+1) ...
ERROR: 64 bit player temporarily not supported
More information might be available at:
  http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer
The http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer message seems to just get put in if something goes wrong.

Anybody know what this is about? Has Adobe suddenly gone down the tubes for 64 bit or something?

Last edited by lugoteehalt; 06-20-2010 at 09:30 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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At this point flashpugin-nonfree is useless on amd64. Adobe no longer supports the 64 bit player. See this bug report http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=586273

Howto get Adobe Flash working in 64bit - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=53036
 
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up Craig,and the link to the guide for nspluginwrapper.
Worked great for me.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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At this point flashpugin-nonfree is useless on amd64. Adobe no longer supports the 64 bit player. See this bug report http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=586273


Howto get Adobe Flash working in 64bit - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=53036
Great thanks. Did what you said in second link but got into trouble on the last step. Sort of dependency hell. Ended up installing: flashplayer-mozilla (3:10.0.45.2-0.0) from Debian-Multimedia.org. This went in alright with a few dependencies from Squeeze, is it?

Unhappily still does not work. No youtube for example.

Unless the problem with Adobe happened yesterday - adobe did something yesterday - it is presumably me updating my Debian backport that buggered things up. Bit ignorant but is there some way of going back to previous?
 
Old 06-21-2010, 02:37 PM   #5
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aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
I changed the howto, no reason to wget the file when you can install it using aptitude

Also make sure you use stable and not squeeze if you aren't running squeeze.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
I changed the howto, no reason to wget the file when you can install it using aptitude

Also make sure you use stable and not squeeze if you aren't running squeeze.
Thanks. Sorry this is getting a bit ludicrous, but:
Code:
fido:/home/lugo# aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
Reading package lists... Done                        
Building dependency tree                             
Reading state information... Done                    
Reading extended state information                   
Initializing package states... Done                  
Reading task descriptions... Done                    
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed. 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.            
Writing extended state information... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done

fido:/home/lugo# apt-get install --reinstall flashplayer-mozilla
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reinstallation of flashplayer-mozilla is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
I've never seen a message saying something cannot be downloaded before.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 12:38 PM   #7
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If someone looks up this thread it might be helpful that installing VirtualBox software computer and then installing Debian Lenny 5 i386, i.e. 32 bit into virtual box and then installing the backport as it says on the Debian wiki, flashplugin-nonfree. Sorts things out. You may use flashplayer inside the virtual computer.

Unhappily when trying to use BBC iplayer, a resource demanding thing, then, on my quite powerful box, the picture is a bit jerky on full screen. This did not happen outside virtual box.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #8
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Thumbs down Just another conspiracy theory

OK
Maybe I'm just stoopid paranoid after spending a whole day installing 3 different distros and getting the same ridiculous result:
No flashplayer
NO FLASH Period

Then about 11PM I gave up and re-installed Ubuntu Natty
Heck I KNOW adobe-flashplugin works on that right?
After all...I have Natty on my 3 other computers

So I install Natty...updates 'n all
What do ya know?
"flashplugin has crashed"
etc...etc

In disgust I grab libflashplayer.so
from /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
On one of my other 'puters

Copy it to this one...overwriting the file there
Zambo wongo
It works!!!! !

Considering the percentage of users for whom flash is of vital importance
(Heck I might croak without my Southpark fix)
It would be pretty easy for adobe to sabotage the thing
Making it unusable in Linux
Making Linux completely undesirable

Windozed yet again?
More dirty tricks?
More corporate hooliganism?

All I know is...
I'm saving this plugin and sitting on it
Long term
 
Old 06-12-2012, 02:23 AM   #9
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You resurrected a two year old thread. Flash works just fine if you install it properly.

on Ubuntu
apt-get install flashplugin-installer

on Debian
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
or
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla
using the dmo repo
 
Old 06-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #10
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duh...no

wow...golly
thx a million

Only been running Linux since friggin modem days
Guess I have NO idea what I'm doing
"apt-get install flashplugin-installer"
who woulda thunk it?

What would I do without you're in-"f"-able wisdom
thx agin
 
Old 06-12-2012, 03:26 AM   #11
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It must be getting cold and damp in the lair. The trolls have emerged irritable and hungry.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 03:35 AM   #12
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This is the Debian forum, the 'buntu forum is here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/

(There is a reason this board is divided into sub-forums.)

Flash can be installed in Debian in the way craigevil describes, if it doesn't work you can post and ask for help in the relevant forum providing full details. Resurrecting a two year old thread just to rant won't get flash working...
 
Old 06-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #13
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wow...golly
thx a million

Only been running Linux since friggin modem days
Guess I have NO idea what I'm doing
"apt-get install flashplugin-installer"
who woulda thunk it?

What would I do without you're in-"f"-able wisdom
thx agin
Please go back to the buntu cave where all the good little trolls live.

First you resurrect a 2 yr old thread, then you whine when told exactly how to install flash.

More than likely you are some sniveling 12 year old playing on his shiny new laptop mommy just bought you.
 
  


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