Install Adobe Flash Player in Debian 6 Squeeze 64-bit

It seems like flash player supplied with chromium-browser does not perform job well. I frequently got “An error occured, please try again later.” which usually looks like this:

And I guess it’s time to install native 64 bit flash player in my Squeeze.

You can download experimental flash plugin for x64 Linux systems here.

Download the tar file, and untar it by right clicking on the file and selecting “Extract Archive here …” or do everything in konsole:

volodymyr@sv1:~/Downloads$ tar -zxvf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
volodymyr@sv1:~/Downloads$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

That’s all 🙂 Restart iceweasel and it should work. I can’t actually take credit for this trick, it is based on this article.

P.S. If you do not hear sound from flash, make sure you have created .asoundrc file as explained here.

P.S.2 If still do not hear sound from flash, make sure you have disabled irrelevant sound devices via pavucontrol.

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