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Fix adobe flash player on Debian amd64 Squeeze/Sid (testing) to work again

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

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My adobe flash player 10.0 on my Debian running on top of amd64 suddenly stopped working. I have noticed the problem yesterday attempting to open youtube the youtube video player written in flash showed me a blank page and a message appeared that I should upgrade my flash player to adobe flash player 10.1

My firest try to fix it was through a reinstall of my current installed flashplugin-nonfree with:

noah:~# apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-nonfree

This command returned an output like:

Check http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer for instructions

So I followed the suggestion, directly to the Debian Testing ‘Squeeze’ amd64 section

Therein it’s explained that currently the pointed solution is not supported by Adobe but anyways it would work.
To make it work the necessary steps to be followed are:

1. Install fakeroot bintuils nspluginwrapper and ia32-libs

noah:~# apt-get install fakeroot binutils nspluginwrapper ia32-libs

2. Download and run this script with a non privileged user:

http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/ia32-libs-workaround-499043-squeeze.sh

noah:~# su hipo
noah:~$ sh ia32-libs-workaround-499043-squeeze.sh

3. Install the generated package ia32-libs-workaround-499043_0.0.1+squeeze1_amd64.deb by the previously executed ia32-libs-workaround-499043-squeeze.sh

noah:~# dpkg -i ia32-libs-workaround-499043_0.0.1+squeeze1_amd64.deb

4. Download and install the new version of flashplugin-nonfree

noah:~# wget http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_10.1.53.64.1_amd64.deb
noah:~# dpkg -i flashplugin-nonfree_10.1.53.64.1_amd64.deb

That shoud resolve the issues with flash videos on Linux noah 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 1 04:34:03 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux and other Debian Squeeze / Sid GNU Linux amd64 work statations.
Enjoy your flash player working once again 🙂