The Golden Spot

I hope this helps someone who is learning about Linux and web application programming with Python, Django, and Javascript.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wow I had a tough time getting Flash to work on my new Etch AMD64 box.

I tried Gnash only to give up and wait for better versions on the way.

So I ended up doing a chroot by following:

Next I downloaded Firefox from:

chroot into whatever you called and installed the 32bit sid,
So I follow the instructions on installing, which places it in /usr/local/ (in the 32bit chroot, of course)

chown root:root /usr/local/firefox

etc.(read the directions)

Now download the non-free flash plugin for linux at Adobe.

manually place
flashplayer.xpt in /usr/local/firefox/components/
and in /usr/local/firefox/plugins/

finally set up sound by installing ALSA (in AMD64) and running


What I left out was some swearing, disbelief, glory, and trying so many things it was crazy. I hope I did not leave anything out but if you run into firefox not finding shared libraries, install them in the chroot using 32 bit aptitude.

I would like to try it again to see if it is as easy as it sounds here; and because I might have forgotten something.


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