Flash Player Plug-in - Firefox On Debian

Easy Install

To install the Flash Player plug-in for Firefox on Debian Linux is really so easy. Its a matter of running aptitude install as root user.

Here's how to.

Ensure you have the non-free repositories added to your apt-get sources list.

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list

# Debian Main Repository
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

I run wheezy, which is the current testing release

Notice I added 'contrib non-free' to the repository.

First run a search to find the Flash Player Plug-in and get the name:

# aptitude search flashplugin
p  flashplugin-nonfree    - Adobe Flash Player - browser plugin

Now aptitude will install:

# aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

Launch Firefox/Iceweasel. If its already running, then close and restart.

Your done.