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lppatmore 12-21-2008 03:01 PM

Iceweasel Flash Plugin
 
Dear Debian users,

Being a Fedora user myself, I have little experience with Iceweasel or how much of Debian works. I am attempting to install the Flash plugin on a Debian machine in Iceweasel, to no avail. The machine is 32 bit, version 4.0, with GNOME as the GUI. I have tried installing the tarball from the flash website and the .deb package.

The .deb file has a dependency problem that I can not resolve. The tarball finished "installing" in about two seconds, and I do not think that it did anything.

How might I go about doing this correctly?

repo 12-21-2008 05:15 PM

open synaptic, type flash in the search window.
install he flashplayers you need

lppatmore 12-21-2008 06:07 PM

Specifically, what is the name of the package that I should install? Typically, Synaptic hangs when I try to search.

repo 12-21-2008 06:15 PM

flashplugin-nonfree
flashplayer-mozilla
flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound

craigevil 12-21-2008 06:21 PM

For flashplugin-nonfree you need contrib non-free in your sources.list

for flashplayer-mozilla you need the debian-multimedia.org repo.

lppatmore 12-22-2008 11:46 AM

Thank you all, I will try when I am in the same building as the machine, this afternoon.

lppatmore 12-22-2008 01:58 PM

I have added the repos and am still not finding anything in Synaptic.

the trooper 12-22-2008 04:16 PM

It would be worth posting the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list.
Just to see exactly what you have.

Regards.
The trooper.

lppatmore 01-17-2009 08:01 PM

Here it is:

#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20070407-11:29]/ etch contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20070407-11:29]/ etch contrib main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free

BigglesPiP 01-18-2009 12:35 AM

I couldn't find anything in the repos. I tried the package from Adobe, installation totally failed, but flash now works in iceweasel out of spite??

I'm not touching flash until I absolutely have to update.

craigevil 01-18-2009 01:07 AM

For Etch you need backports.org repo for Lenny your best bet would be to use debian-multimedia.org or install flashplugin-nonfree from Sid.

Debian User Forums :: View topic - Installing Adobe Flash
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=33872

lppatmore 01-18-2009 01:49 PM

Excellent. I have installed the plugin, thank you.

hunter3740 05-17-2010 02:29 PM

iceweasel and flashplugin
 
I know this is old, but this thread is relevant to me (albeit a year later) and didn't solve my problem, and my solution may be good for some others who might be searching the great online:

craigevil is right (i.e. you have to add "deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free" to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then run "sudo apt-get update"; then, I ran "sudo apt-get install debian-backports-keyring" just to avoid the "not verified" type warning when actually then running "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree").

The problem for me is that I'm a minimalist, so I use iceweasel that came with xfce (as opposed to firefox that would work with the above); SO, I had to "sudo mkdir /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins" and "sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins" for iceweasel to work. Could also have "sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so" from inside the iceweasel plugins folder.

ippatmore: curious how your iceweasel works without this step?

craigevil 05-17-2010 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hunter3740 (Post 3971718)
I know this is old, but this thread is relevant to me (albeit a year later) and didn't solve my problem, and my solution may be good for some others who might be searching the great online:

craigevil is right (i.e. you have to add "deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free" to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then run "sudo apt-get update"; then, I ran "sudo apt-get install debian-backports-keyring" just to avoid the "not verified" type warning when actually then running "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree").

The problem for me is that I'm a minimalist, so I use iceweasel that came with xfce (as opposed to firefox that would work with the above); SO, I had to "sudo mkdir /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins" and "sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins" for iceweasel to work. Could also have "sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so" from inside the iceweasel plugins folder.

ippatmore: curious how your iceweasel works without this step?

Shouldn't have had to do anything but install it. The problem most of the time is either swfdec or gnash overrides flashplugin-nonfree.

about:plugins (I use flashplayer-mozilla from the debian-multimedia.org repo)
Shockwave Flash
Filename /usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/libflashplayer.so
Plugin Version:
Plugin Description: Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45

$update-alternatives --list flash-mozilla.so
/usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/libflashplayer.so


Iceweasel plugins can be in either /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
Code:

ls -l /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 Apr  4 07:14 gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Apr  4 07:14 gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Apr  4 07:14 gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Apr  4 07:14 gecko-mediaplayer.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 Apr  4 07:14 gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 Apr  4 07:18 libjavaplugin.so -> /etc/alternatives/iceweasel-javaplugin.so

ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 468
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    34 Dec  3  2008 flash-mozilla.so -> /etc/alternatives/flash-mozilla.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89760 Mar  6 13:14 gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 90048 Mar  6 13:14 gecko-mediaplayer-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89920 Mar  6 13:14 gecko-mediaplayer-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 93152 Mar  6 13:14 gecko-mediaplayer.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 90368 Mar  6 13:14 gecko-mediaplayer-wmp.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    39 Jul  3  2009 libjavaplugin.so -> /etc/alternatives/mozilla-javaplugin.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    41 May  3 01:36 libnpsoplugin.so -> ../../openoffice/program/libnpsoplugin.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    39 Jan  8 10:51 nphelix.so -> /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    40 Jan  8 10:51 nphelix.xpt -> /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt


hunter3740 05-18-2010 10:52 AM

smallest footprint possible requires some extra tweaking
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by craigevil (Post 3971745)
Shouldn't have had to do anything but install it.
...
Iceweasel plugins can be in either /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
...

I would agree, but because of my minimalist ways; i.e. only base system install to start (and opted against online repositories; i.e. add them manually as needed), and xfce (the lightest of all GUI, yes?), I did not have a /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins folder (and note: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flash-mozilla.so did exist post installing the flash plugin).

So, my case is more like an exception (rather than just trying to get others to perform unnecessary steps).


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