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Install Flash Player in Debian

By default, after installing Firefox you will find that your flash player is Gnash. Although Gnash is a fair plugin, it's not even close to Adobe Flash Player when it comes to performance. So, if you want to watch youtube videos smoothly, you must install Adobe Flash player.

Installing Adobe Flash Player


Download Adobe Flash Player:

Go to adobe.com and download the latest version. Be sure to choose .tar.gz for other Linux.

Untar the files:

tar xvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz

Copy the plugin to Firefox plugin folder:

cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Copy the new flash player properties to your system:

cd usr/bin/

cp flash-player-properties /usr/local/bin

Clean up the mess:

rm libflashplayer.so
rm usr -R

Warning! be sure you are in the same directory where you downloaded flash player or else if you are in your directory root /, you will delete your /usr folder and render the system unusable.

Open up about:plugins to see your newly installed plugin.

Note: You may need to restart Firefox after this.

Resources: scottlinux.com

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