Chrome Flashplayer 64-Bit Plug-In

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At the end of November, Adobe Labs announced the long awaited release of 64-bit flashplayer plug-in for Linux. I checked around and there are numerous HowTo's providing guidance on installing the new, improved plug-in on a Linux System. Most are wrong.

Advice includes downloading the Flashplayer-plug-in tarball and adding it to /usr/lib/. Ignore the advice. If you run Google's Chrome browser, here's how to install the new 64-bit flashplayer plug-in. I run Debian Linux.

Check /etc/apt/sources.list. You should have contrib non-free added:

$ cat /etc/apt/souces.list

If not, as root add contrib non-free to your repository. Here's my sources.list:

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

Yours should look similar. I run squeeze. After you confirm your repository has non-free added, close and save the file. 

Type:

# aptitude update

Next run:

aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

Debian will download and auto install the flashplayer plug-in. Close and restart Chrome.

Go to Youtube.com and check it works.

Mine worked first time.

Done!