30 November, 2008

Flash Player Installation on Debian 4.0 AMD64 Distro

I recently purchased a new computer, downgrading my now 4 year old processor to the closet. I was pleased to install my first 64-bit operating system, but found it a challenge installing a compliant flash-player plug-in. A breezy Google search resulted in the following Clif-notes:

# wget -O - http://backports.org/debian/archive.key | apt-key add -

# vi /etc/apt/sources.list

+ add the following line:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib

# apt-get update
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree