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Old 01-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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Flash player for AMD64


Hi

I have a AMD Athlon 64x2 and install debian-40r1-AMD64.
Now I try to get the flash player to work in the browser (Epiphany or Iceweasel).
I try to download flash player software from Adobe,
but when I try to install the flash-player it says it doesn't support "x86-64".

Please, help ....
 
Old 01-03-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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Please use the search function. This has been addressed multiple times.

The Adobe flash installer doesn't work, but you can copy the plugin files manually from the tgz package. Also, you need nsplugin wrapper to get it to work with 64-bit browsers.

You don't need to do all that for Debian though. All you need to do is install the flashplugin-nonfree package and it will set everything up for you.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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First of all I want to say I am a real "Newbie" on Linux
(MS Windows & Unix person and I want to learn more about Linux;-) )

I have already use the "Search" command, but I could not find exact my problem.
As I understand from some treads I should copy the file
"flashplayer-installer" and "libflashplayer.so" to the directory ~.mozilla/plugins
This directroy doesn't exist so I create the directory.
Then I copy the two files to the ~.mozilla/plugins directory.
Then I try to execute the command
"nspluginwrapper -i ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so",
but I get the error message "The file or command doesn't exist"

I could not find nspluginwrapper in Synaptic,
but I found the program at
http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...5-1.x86_64.rpm

but this is a *.rpm file and I can't install it on Debian, because *.rpm Redhat format.

I really need help with this problem.....
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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I also try to find the flashplugin-nonfree, but I could only find the source code.

http://packages.debian.org/etch/flashplugin-nonfree

I can't find the flashplugin-nonfree program in Synaptic

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Old 01-03-2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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I add
"deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib"
in the file /etc/apt/source.list, but then I got a lot of warning message

Here is the message:
(sorry the warning message is in swedish, so I translate it)

"Could not find the status on the sourcecode list"
http://www.backports.org etch-backports/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.backports.org_debian_dists_etch-backports_main_binary-amd64_Packages) -stat (2 files or directory could not be found)

(in swedish)

W: Kunde inte ta status på källkodspaketlistan http://www.backports.org etch-backports/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.backports.org_debian_dists_etch-backports_main_binary-amd64_Packages) - stat (2 Filen eller katalogen finns inte)

W: Kunde inte ta status på källkodspaketlistan http://www.backports.org etch-backports/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.backports.org_debian_dists_etch-backports_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages) - stat (2 Filen eller katalogen finns inte)
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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Maybe this could explain the problem with the distribution of flashplugin-nonfree...

http://groups.google.se/group/linux....9042ea03053dd9

It has been removed from Debian Etch (Stable) distribution.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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You need to have "non-free" enabled in your /etc/apt/sources.list (also known as the "repositories" option in synaptic). Just add it to the end of the line. For example, my sources.list has

deb http://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/debian/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

as my main package source.

Reload and hopefully the package will be available.

nspluginwrapper is, I believe, in the "contrib" section. But if you use flashplugin-nonfree, you don't need to install it separately. In fact, it conflicts, and will be uninstalled if you install flashplugin (I believe it provides its own version). So you only need to install nspluginwrapper if you can't get flashplugin-nonfree to work and need to set it up manually.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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I found a distribution of flashplugin-nonfree for AMD64, but what should I do with these files ?

http://backports.org/debian/pool/con...40+1_amd64.deb
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #9
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How should I change the line (in the file sources.list)

deb http://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/debian/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

if I want to use "Stable", instead of "unstable" ?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:18 PM   #10
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I try to add this line in the source.list (this with "non-free" text ), but it still doesn't works :-(

deb http://backports.debian.or.at/backports.org/ sarge-backports main contrib non-free

Here is a list of backports distributions servers.

http://www.backports.org/debian/README.mirrors.html
 
  


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