Could someone give me the steps to installing/enabling the newest Flash 10 in Debian Testing/Squeeze?I want to install via the steps one would do from Adobe's website.IT DOES NOT WORK.IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME.I just want to install the routine way that is usually done in Linux but when I downloaded it, I was asked to extract it and I have no idea where it got extracted to.Can anyone help?I don't mind starting from scratch.I don't remember how to do this method.I'm used to the 'non-free' package in the repo but Flash 10 is no longer working so I want to use the 'sure' method.
I want to install Adobe's Flash, as opposed to one of the free options (they don't handle some content well). I have Googled around to try to find out how Flash is installed, but there doesn't seem to be one recognized way.
I found the following:
Is anyone using Adobe's Flash on amd64 and is happy with the install?
Just done a Debian Squeeze install after being sick-to-death of Ubuntu crashing. I have tried several different browsers, and all of the have an annoying scrolling action when I scroll down the page.As it's not browser specific, can I assume it's something like X-windows? This is annoying enough to get me to use another distro.
The following packages will be upgraded: libavcodec52 libpostproc51 libswscale0 3 packages upgraded, 18 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. Need to get 16.5 MB of archives. After unpacking 31.5 MB will be used. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libavformat52: Depends: libavcodec52 (< 4:0.5.2-99) but 5:0.6.1+svn20101128-0.2 is to be installed. or libavcodec-extra-52 (< 4:0.5.2-99) which is a virtual package. The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
Normally I say yes and hope for good, but this time... I do not use adobe flash player, but I would still like to watch ..... videos. Would be hard without gnash, right? I use iron portable and iceweasel. Also I use totem a lot, but aptitude seems not being able to resolve this inconsistency automatically. My question is: what would happen, if I just say "y"? gnash is completly away? And is there any way to install newer version of gnash or do whatever to have everything working?
I want to remove pulse and install alsa instead but I can't seem to be able to do it. I tried to search for all packages with "pulse" in their names and purging them but it didn't work because aptitude wanted to remove all of the packages that used pulse with along with pulse.
I've tried to search for how to install the dev builds of Chromium on Debian Squeeze, but the only information I find is on the google-chrome-unstable package. I tried to install the deb file with "dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_i386.deb" but it told me there was an error and aborted. Is there any way to install the latest nightly builds of Chromium on Squeeze? On Ubuntu it was as easy as adding the lines: deb-src [URL] karmic main
After using testing (now Wheezy) for almost a year and breaking my machine (latest nvidia broken packages), I went back to vanilla Squeeze (after updates, now at 6.02).Nothing from outside the stable repos; not even the nvidia driver (kept it at default and nouveau)Repo "deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main non-free" enabled.It seems flash is not working with iceweasel; I either have a message which says "Cannot play media: you do not have the correct version of the flash player. Download the correct version," with a link to Adobe's site, of media appears in broken pieces.In order to keep my system "clean," I haven't downloaded anything from Adobe, and a search on this forum suggested installing flashplugin-nonfree or flashplayer-mozilla. Did both (can't have them at the same time), restarted, no joy.
whenever i plug in my flash drive i get an error message saying that it was unable to mount the thumb drive and some other stuff
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
what do i have to install or configure for this to work we need to be able to mount our thumb drives on this machine it's crucial
I have been trying to install a command line Debian Squeeze system on n Eee PC 701., but have run into a number of problems:
1) All install info I can find assumes that the person wants to install a GUI system of some sort. 2) The Eee PC has a unique 2 MB. partition that needs to be preserved, so no guided install. 3) The Eee PC has an SSD instead of an HD. Most postings I have seen recommend an install without a swap partition, but the install (both live and text) seems to choke and despite a fresh formatting of the existing partition, claims to be overwriting existing files. 4) I can understand from the wiki that the Eee PC wireless driver (Atheros) should be included in Squeeze, but when the wireless connection and password is added, the installer claims that the password is not correct, despite me having checked it a number of times.
I hope someone can help me out. I just want to use the Eee PC for low resource stuff done on the cli like using a text based web browser to access the net through a wireless router and to hook it up to an external USB HD and to my stereo, to play my music collection.
I installed Debian Squeeze with no issues. I went to install latest Nvidia driver as done previously with Lenny. Used instructions that worked on lenny from "the trooper" [url]
Downloaded th latest driver for my GeForce 7300 GS vidio card, driver package NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.12.run
Used "method # 2 as described in HOW TO,as it worked perfectly in the past on Lenny. Only syntax I changed was instead of gdm I typed gdm3 as it appears that is the new name for gnome in Squeeze.
Did as folows:
Now the trouble showed up, Unfortunatly I can only go off my memory. A question was asked stating that something did not match, it needed a 3 and the driver had a 4 version or somethng of this sort. then it asked if I new what I was doing (and I lied) and selected yes. And whammo, it didn't work. (This question was asked when i did in Lenny and it is working perfectly still on that system). I now can not boot to GUI, I notice when system boots it starts in "S" mode although I select normal boot from grub2.
Not too bad if I got to reinstall as little is on the system. I just want to know what I am missing on the instalation deal or should I be going about this difrently with Squeeze.
I have been asked to install Windows 7 on a computer that groans to even run Windows xp properly. As I know, this is like asking for the impossible, I am posting here to have some opinions about the use of Wine in Debian. In particular, I would like to know whether wine makes Debian less secure and more vulnerable to viral, malware, adware, etc infections.
When installing squeeze from either a dvd or cd (i've burned loads to see if it was the problem) my computer goes through the installation, until the dreaded step of "selecting and installing software" where the installation stops, and my computer turns itself off because of a kill signal sent to everything. I've tried booting with fb=false, and for some reason acpi=off, and neither of them solved the problem (acpi=off caused my laptop to turn off unexpectedly earlier) (HP 6735s, AMD64 using Turion X2, 4GB Ram)
Is it possible to somehow install Debian on-top of Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx)? I would just install Debian, but I am limited to a wireless connection. And currently a live wire connection is just not an option.
I tried to install Debian-Squeeze 64-bit from CD [URL] as I thought mistakenly my cpu has 64 bit support. Ofcurse proccess stoped as the kernel wasn't compatible, but only when I removed the 'quiet' parameter I could see the error, when the 'quiet' parameter was passed, process gave no visible error,just stop in the start screen of debian-installer.
I am running lenny on my PC ( amd 64 / nvidia graphic ) without any problems. Since last week I tried to change to squeeze - without success. First step - update from lenny to squeeze accordingly to the upgrade description from the Debian homepage. After nearly 2 hours without any error message - Result : System dosen't boot after upgrade.
So I went back to lenny and tried the second step to get Squeeze working. I got the DVD "Debian-6.0.0-amd" and started the installation. After the second screen the keyboard is no longer identified and I cannot go on with the installation.
I am trying to install Squeeze (Debian 6.0.2), KDE environment, desktop PC, older 32-bit single CPU, 40 GB hard drive wholedisk, 2 GB RAM). I am trying to install an encrypted hard drive (takeover installation using entire hard drive).
Each time I try this I seem to run into different problems, and to date I have not succeeded in obtaining graphical installation. My most recent previous thread on my problems is at
It contains video controller hardware information. (In that thread I mentioned a desktop and a laptop; I am currently trying to install Squeeze on the desktop PC, not the laptop!)
It seems I will need to request using apt in the shell the Squeeze package firmware-linux-nonfree. I am not familiar with configuring apt from the command line. Can anyone just tell me what I need? (I have many other things I am trying to learn today, so RTFM would not be helpful in this instance.) I am hoping apt will be autoconfigured well enough to get the deb if I simply give the command. Would it be
apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree
I want to ensure before trying to get apt to install debs over the internet that the key-signing and package verification is working. I hope that all is done automatically by the installer, but does anyone know with certainty? I stress that (as I understand things) checking the GPG signature of a signed deb is different from and complementary with checking the integrity hash; both verifications are crucially important. The reason I ask is that at least under oldstable (Lenny) there was a separate debsig package, which seems to imply that apt does not automatically acquire the ability to check the GPG signature of signed debs.
Someone said that in addition to non-free drivers I might need to obtain firmware. I have never been able to do this successfully, probably because hardware sites assume Windows users and I don't use Windows at all.
I've been on numerous websites--with tutorials telling how to install the ATI drivers, I'm running Squeeze 6.0.1 Gnome amd64, the tutorial I am using is located at the ATIProprietary Debian Wiki [URL] when I try the following: sudo apt-get install fakeroot debhelper build-essential libstdc++5
I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package fakeroot is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.
Package debhelper is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'fakeroot' has no installation candidate E: Package 'debhelper' has no installation candidate E: Unable to locate package build-essentials E: Unable to locate package libstdc++5 E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'libstdc++5'
I have a feeling that apt-get is not searching the web, yet searching a CD perhaps? Because when I've tried the apt-get update, I get the following: Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20110324-08:54] squeeze Release.gpg Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20110324-08:54' in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter
After doing that, nothing happens, and my apt-get still doesn't work, everything I try and install like build-essential says it's not found. Also when I su nano /ect/apt/sources.lst the list in nano is empty???
I'm currently running a dual boot with windows xp/debian but as soon as I can get everything working, I'm going to turn this into a full linux system. Also my sound doesn't work, but my sound is HD sound that goes via the video card, I have it hooked up HDMI to my LG tv/monitor, sound works fine on xp. I think once I get the video card drivers installed it should possibly fix my sound issues at the same time.
I'm trying to install Debian Squeeze (net install CD) on a PC with an EX100 wireless keyboard and mouse. The system starts the install without any problem, and the keyboard works up to the first blue menu on the Debian installer then stops - the system fails to respond to any key presses.
The mainboard of the system is an Asus M2N68-AM SE2, keyboard / mouse receiver is plugged into one of the USB ports on the back.I've managed to install Ubuntu without problem on this system so I know the PC and keyboard are working fine.
Did some one solved the problem how to install Laser Printer Canon LBP2900 at Squeeze? The driver (version 2.20; in the documentation stays that they were tested some of previous versions at Debian 5.04 or like) I found at the Canon's site doesn't wish to be installed at Squeeze, but somehow I succeeded at Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10...
I am setting up 4 laptops that are all the same make and model with 64bit squeeze.What is the best way to setup the master laptop? LVM?
Once the master is all configured how we need, what is the best way to clone it to the other laptops? Once all the laptops are cloned what is the best way to refresh or update the other laptops from the master laptop?