iceweasel and flash plugin

  • DWJ
Posted: Sun, 06/24/2007 - 13:34
Hi Everyone, im trying to install flash plugin on iceweasel bu twith no luck. i've followed a tutorial for Debian 64bit and nspluginwrapper, but nothing. any hint? thanx in advance!

Re: Flash with Jack

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 06/21/2009 - 18:22
Hi Susan, You can get flash player (and in general, all the "alsa only" sounds) to play with jack by means of "alsa-jack" ports. See thorgal's third post in: And further comments and troubleshooting in: Cheers! Pablo

Flash Plugin version issue

  • tCzerny
  • 11/15/08
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 16:57
Hello, I tried to install the plugin (1.1.7) with "apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree" and also with the package manager. It says it's been successfully installed but Iceweasel does not load the plugin. I then checked for different versions and found 1.1.4 which I force-installed with the package manager. This one works, there isn't anything else you need to do. Cheers, Thomas

Flash 64bit

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 01/06/2009 - 11:33
The instruction works fine on the 64 Studio 3.0 alpha. The only thing that could be a problem for 2.1 is that it still runs Iceweasel 2.x and not Firefox 3.x Cheers, Q

Iceweasel 2.x and 64 Bit Flash

  • Susan
  • 09/02/07
  • Sun, 06/21/2009 - 16:03
I just saw that there is a 64 bit version of Flash, and tried the installation instructions, to the letter. However, since I'm still on 64 Studio 2.1, it didn't work for me, probably because of Iceweasel 2.x. Oh, well, hopefully it won't be long before firewire works in 64 Studio 3.0, so that I can get the new version. I'm watching YouTube by downloading videos via the Firefox "Download Helper" extension. The problem is that MPlayer has problems with synchronizing the video and audio and the files just do not work with Totem. Anyway, this is good news in general, can't wait to try it. Cheers! -Susan

Flashplugin 1.4

  • cinder
  • 10/20/08
  • Wed, 02/04/2009 - 04:12
I've got flash working for the first time now. I'm using version 1.4 from backports. Version 1.7 definately does not work me. Hope this helps, good luck! Timing is Everything!

Flash Player 64-bit

  • t_sysimetsa
  • 06/13/08
  • Tue, 01/06/2009 - 10:24
Adobe has finally published 64-bit vaersion of Flash for Linux. I followed this how-to for Ubuntu 8.10, but it did not work for 64 Studio 2.1: Does anybody know how to get it work? [Edit: i did a re-install and now it works. just download and extract the package, make folder named "plugins" to .mozilla (in home folder) and move file there.] the package is available here:

Why won't they stay dead?

  • Brigham
  • 12/25/08
  • Thu, 12/25/2008 - 16:07
I hate to resurrect this beast, but "flashplayer-nonfree" package only installs a PGP key. Is this correct for it? Is there something more I need to do? Heres' the flashplugin-nonfree.list: @$ cat flashplugin-nonfree.list@ @/.@ @/usr@ @/usr/share@ @/usr/share/man@ @/usr/share/man/man8@ @/usr/share/man/man8/update-flashplugin-nonfree.8.gz@ @/usr/share/doc@ @/usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree@ @/usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree/copyright@ @/usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree/changelog.gz@ @/usr/sbin@ @/usr/sbin/update-flashplugin-nonfree@ @/usr/lib@ @/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree@ @/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/pubkey.asc@ @/var@ @/var/cache@ @/var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree@ Linux~ the headache, the cure.

This works for me...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/04/2008 - 18:37
Uninstall the flash-nonfree package, and then install it again. It has to download the package from the adobe site... It then works fine.

This works for me...

  • lofty00
  • 08/14/08
  • Sat, 10/18/2008 - 07:08
I have had some problems with the flash plugin as well but the following works for me: - don't install version 10 of the plugin from adobe, as this needs glibc >=2.4 to work. - instead install the flashplugin-nonfree package, which downloads version 9 from adobe's site and installs it to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree - however it seems to miss out actually copying the plugin file ( from that directory to /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins (or you can probably use /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins) so you need to do this manually Hope this helps. andy


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 05:59
The flash plug-in for linux still has some issues. We'll have to wait for an update from adobe, or for a real open source alternative...

not really working for me

  • sonictwin
  • 07/18/08
  • Thu, 08/21/2008 - 22:31
youtube works. but google video doesn't. i get a gray box on a lot of flash sites sometimes audio plays, sometimes it crashes backport doesnt work at all... do i need to do anything with ndisplugin wrapper? those instructions are a bit dated. i'm using 64-bit -Ryan

flashplugin-nonfree working again

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 07/09/2008 - 21:01
Just updated to 1:1.6.1~etch1, from 64 studio stable contrib, I think. It's working again! -|:-D Cheers Pablo

Flash plugin not working

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 07/05/2008 - 09:44
Hi! I've upgraded flashplugin-nonfree to 1:1.6~etch1. It doesn't work with iceweasel. I'm running 64studio 2.1, 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 Enabled repositories: 64studio stable, 64studio backports, debian multimedia, etch and etch security updates. All the installed packages are up to date. Am I missing something? Any ideas? Pablo

It works, but the instructions are outdated

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Wed, 12/12/2007 - 19:59
Hi Pablo, Thanks for the reply. The contents of the Adobe Flash 9 package has changed (since dec 2007) so that the instructions of the dipconsultants are not up-to-date anymore. The package used to have flashplayer.xpt but this file is not present anymore. So I copied the file to the folder and executed the "nspluginwrapper -i" command and it worked. I do not have a readable context menu available though. So something's not quite right there, but al least I can watch my lessons again. The weird thing is that I tried this before and then it did not work. I had to execute the "nspluginwrapper -i" command to activate the plugin after shutting down and even then at times it did not work either. I hope the official flashplugin-nonfree gets updated soon, so flash might be installed and working in the right way. I am waiting to see Gnash working too, that would be awesome.

I've tried...

  • benaminz
  • 02/12/08
  • Tue, 02/12/2008 - 16:18
I've followed your steps after installing v2.0 yesterday, and received no error messages, but still no flash? Any ideas out there?

A possible solution?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 12/12/2007 - 18:35
Hi Takabuntu, I followed the instructions by dipconsultants at Pablo

Flashplugin-non free problem

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Wed, 12/12/2007 - 17:52
Am I the only with this problem or can I try something else. I already searched the web, tried to update through debian lenny repository, looked at the package itself (found the line that is causing the error, but have no clue what to do or to make it work...), waited patiently for the repository to be updated (according to the forums it would only take a day or 2...), etc. It is not that I cannot live without this plugin, but it would be really nice if would it work again. Because now I can't listen and use samples, lessons, etc on certain websites that I need.

flashplugin-nonfree doesn't install anymore

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Wed, 12/05/2007 - 19:45
It's complaining about a MD5 checksum. Did not have this before, did some research and apparently flashplugin-nonfree has to be updated, because Adobe has updated their flash player?

Another vote.

  • sydb
  • 06/05/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 12:49
This is not crucial for me either, as I too have a second crummy sound card. It's not perfect though as I have to switch sources on my amplifier to get sound from non-Jack devices. This can involve rewiring as sometimes I only have two aux inputs, aux 1 is connected to my good sound card and aux 2 is normally connected to my iRiver. Would it be possible to have a dummy alsa driver which routed to a Jack input? That would be cool. I'm not expecting 64 Studio to come up with this of course, just thinking aloud! It would fix the problem for all non-jack programs rather than just Flash. Maybe I'll have a look into this as a coding project. Presumably you would lose some functionality or quality, otherwise it would already be done... It can be quite a pain if you have several Jack clients running, many of which don't tolerate Jack being shutdown while they're running. Less of a pain if I could get my head round lash. No pain at all if everything went through Jack. -- Michael Pacey


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 20:40
I think david-0 wants to use jack for everything. That way you could have an Ardour session open, and still take a break and watch something on YouTube.

Jumping jack flash

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 12:50
david-0, flash doesn't work with JACK, it's possible that it actually works with oss and uses a wrapper (aoss) to interact with alsa. (Open to correction). I don't understand why you would want to run Flash through JACK - what other sound sources are you trying to mix it with? cheers, tim

Flash with JACK

  • Susan
  • 09/02/07
  • Sun, 06/21/2009 - 16:22
Hi All, Old thread, I know, but count me in with the few who would like Flash to work with JACK. I have some really nice speakers attached to my firewire sound card. And I have really bad computer speakers attached to my on board sound card, which I would like to disable. I'd like to listen to Flash music videos with my good speakers, for which I need Flash to work with JACK. And I'd like to get rid of the horrible speakers, which mainly just take up a lot of space on my very small desk. Cheers! -Susan

Flash Installed

  • DWJ
  • 06/24/07
  • Sat, 09/29/2007 - 13:18
Ehy sorry 4 the late reply :P i just added the testing repo installed the flashplugin and deactivate it again, everything works fine on 2.0 stable :D thanx!

Flash for JACK?

  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Tue, 09/25/2007 - 21:44
Is there s flash module for Jack? Not crucial, as i'm using my other 'crummy' soundcard for now, but would be nice someday. I've read it's being worked on. Wot say ye? dav=-0

It's in the testing repo

  • Free
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:31
Everything is in the testing APT branch now: deb 64studio main just type: apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree and everything should work.

Could there be anything helpful

  • js72
  • 07/27/07
  • Sat, 08/18/2007 - 12:49

Seems there are problems

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 06/28/2007 - 07:21
There is a ticket open on this issue, and the guys are working on it. We should get an answer soon.