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Adobe Flash player For Firefox?


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#1 auto1571

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Hi, I am having trouble trying to get flash player to work on FireFox using Debian.

 

This is what I have in my source list:

 

 

 

    deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

    deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free

    # jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
    deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free

 

 

Can anyone tell me what I need to add and/or remove here for it work, and/or anything else that I need to do?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

Oh and I forgot to add that I also have this in my /etc/apt/sources.list:

 

 

 

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8 _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20170506-14:58]/ jessie main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8 _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20170506-14:58]/ jessie main

# DEBIAN
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

# DEBIAN SECURITY
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free


deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main contrib

 



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Update: Well I've finally managed to get flash player working. However I do have one last problem and that is as follows:


W: Failed to fetch cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 8 _Jessie_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20170506-14:58]/dists/jessie/main/binary-amd64/Packages  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

 

Any help here is muc appreciated. Thanks.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

You may want to disable the debian DVD as a software source.

Though if you are new to linux use Mint instead, while debian is a cornerstone of linux it is not for those new to linux.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

You may want to disable the debian DVD as a software source.

Though if you are new to linux use Mint instead, while debian is a cornerstone of linux it is not for those new to linux.

^^ +1.

 

Agreed. Although Debian is, indeed, a 'cornerstone of Linux' (the number of distros based on it, either directly or indirectly, is hard to estimate.....but it's a lot, trust me), as Madman points out, Debian itself is rather old-fashioned and stuffy in a lot of its practices. It's far from being easy for a beginner.

 

Ubuntu, more or less based on it, is far easier, since Canonical have tried to make it so.

 

Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu, is easier still, and is commonly recommended to beginners over & over again.

 

I also run AntiX, alongside my kennel-full of 'Puppies', which is based on Debian. Because I'm used to doing so, I manually moved stuff around in the file-system to install Flash & PepperFlash.....I simply can't be ar**d with the terminal. It's too much like hard work, trying to learn all that crap, as far as I'm concerned.....but then I do have a somewhat odd approach to computing, it's true!  :P

 

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

First thing that gets removed after a new Linux install is anything Adobe Flash related.

 

Adobe Flash is old antiquated vulnerable outdated and just plainly not needed anymore.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:55 PM

.....but then I do have a somewhat odd approach to computing, it's true!  :P

 

 

Mike.  :wink:

 

No Way Mike not you.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the helps guys.






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