sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
Flash Player Firefox
If you download and install mozilla firefox using a tar.gz then it will be in a custom location ie /home/username/firefox
To install adobe flashplayer you need to download adobeflashplayer.tar.gz, then extract it, then move it to the plugins directory, then ensure your user is the owner and that all users have permission to read and execute it...
tar -xvzf adobeflashplayer.tar.gz
sudo mv adobeflashplayer.so /home/username/firefox/plugins
chown username adobeflashplayer.so
chmod 755 adobeflashplayer.so
This may also work for google chrome as well... or even opera!
Flash alternative Gnash
simple download the "not open source" free opera browser
then apt-get install gnash apt-get install gnash-mozilla plugin (or something like that - apt-cache search gnash)
then in opera about:plugin
does it work?
is this necessary too?
$ cd /usr/lib/opera/plugins/ $ sudo ln /usr/lib/gnash/libgnashplugin.so
Unfortunately as of 2009 gnash did not play most flash videos correctly (read youtube, other random websites)... So back to the proprietary version from adobe...
Open Source Firefox alternative IceWeasal
debian has an alternative (due to the trademarked logo of firefox) called iceweasel
apt-get install iceweasel
if you ever run into "unmet dependency" problems with apt-get you can use apt-get install -f
which will force dependencies that are needed to be installed
then apt should install your original request again
(e.g. apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree)
http://opera.com/download and look for linux (ie Debian) if you get the same "dependency error" with
dpkg -i opera_9.64...deb
you can still use
apt-get -f install
and it will get/install the dependencies (e.g. libqt3)