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alan_ri 08-12-2009 03:17 AM

Ice,Iceweasel & You,Youtube
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Well I must be missing something here or I'm going crazy. The world is already insane, we know that.

  1. Install Lenny
  2. Enable repo, keyring...
  3. Synaptic, install flashplayer
  4. Operation completed successfully
  5. Open Iceweasel, go to youtube, try to play a video/s
  6. Iceweasel freezes
  7. Force quit

Now, here's the funny part. There was a warning from youtube which you can see in the attachment.

So, they say I do not have the latest flashplayer. OK, we'll check. They say that the very last version of their precious piece of software is

OK, let's see what we have; surrrrrrpriiiise, it's 1: OK, what do we do? Reinstall flash? Reinstall Iceweasel? OK. Whats new? Nothing. OK, what do we do next, remove profile? create new profile? OK. Good? No. Check plugins, check plugins... OK, incompatibility? No.

Shit, what do we do next? We're going out to have a beer.

mushroomboy 08-12-2009 03:46 AM

install manually to ~/.mozilla/plugins thats what I always do, i've never had luck with the apt-get/synaptic flash stuff. even when i had it working one day it would stop every couple flash vids and i'd have to restart mozilla. just try getting it from adobe first, if that doesn't work try updating iceweasel?

[EDIT] 3.5 is out in experimental, I'd recomend getting it, it's been out on windows for a while now. =( Should be in testing repo's.

craigevil 08-12-2009 04:46 AM

Remove swfdec, or run as root: update-alternatives --config and pick the Adobe Flash.

I really wish people would stop suggesting manually placing the plugins in .mozilla/plugins. The problem with that they do not get updated with apt-get/aptitude.

I only have flashplayer-mozilla and it works perfectly.

update-alternatives --config
There is only one alternative in link group /usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/
Nothing to configure.

$ apt-cache policy flashplayer-mozilla
Installed: 1:
Candidate: 1:
Version table:
*** 1: 0
990 unstable/main Packages
$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
Installed: 3.5.1-1
Candidate: 3.5.1-1
I also have Firefox 3.5.2 and flashplayer-mozilla works in it just by ln -s so the iceweasel and firefox plugin directorys are symlinked.

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2

Installed Plugins: (10)
- Adobe Reader 9.1
- Default Plugin
- DivX Browser Plug-In
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_15
- mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.6
- Plug-in
- QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5
- RealPlayer 9
- Shockwave Flash
- Windows Media Player Plug-in

alan_ri 08-12-2009 09:59 AM

Yeah, I guess it's normal when you don't use certain distro for some time that you forgot some things about it and I just wasn't in the mood to dive into the problem at the moment when the problem ocurred.

Anyway, this code did the trick;

update-alternatives --config
Thanks craigevil.

Thank you too mushroomboy.

JanVYW 08-12-2009 08:06 PM

The Flash player seems to have worked. Iceweasel 3.5 would not find xulrunner even though it's supposed to be a .deb so maybe it's rebuilt from another distro with different directory organisation. I think this version is available from Debian though, but my search could not find it with them. Trouble is that I prefer not to churn through and use KPackage (and anyway it does not recognise software installed through other means like Synaptic) because they will check far more than I could about compatibilities. Everything has some advantages and some disadvantages. Debian would probably like Konqueror to be its main browser, but I have never met anything so slow! What is it doing?

One result of getting Flash to work is that in Galeon and kazehakuse the usual wmv and mpg have stopped!

craigevil 08-12-2009 09:23 PM

$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
Installed: 3.5.1-1
Candidate: 3.5.1-1
$ apt-cache policy xulrunner-1.9.1
$ apt-cache policy libmozjs2d
All 3 of those are in experimental.

@JanVYW just for your info kpackage really sucks except for local packages. Get used to using apt-get or aptitude.

jim_p 08-13-2009 12:42 AM

Please allow me to mention one thing I noticed on the picture of the 1st post.

The huge, round, play button denotes the existence of swfdec-mozilla, probably installed along with gnome.

This plugin identifies itself as "Shockwave flash, version 9.0.999" so as to be reported as "ok" by most sites that need flash.
Unfortunately it does not work for all sites, so please go to flashplugin-nonfree.

JanVYW 08-14-2009 06:14 AM

Craigevil Agree about Kpackage. The reason was that I went looking for the package browsing the repositories so hauled it in direct and defaulted to Kpackage to open it. I don't usually use it.

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