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Debian: Install Flash Plugin For IceWeasel

This is another quickie tutorial for the sometime difficult task of installing Flash Player for Linux.

For those who do not know, “IceWeasel” is Debian’s version of Firefox due to licensing reasons. I forgot the whole story but Debian got in some dispute and “unbranded” Firefox to fit into Debian’s software philosophy but it’s very easy to fix.

First, we install IceWeasel:

apt-get install iceweasel

Next, we install the Flash Player installer:

apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Finally, we install it:

update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

If you are running IceWeasel, close the browser and open it back up. You should be able to see Flash advertisements, do a speed test on Flash based Speed Test websites, and enjoy what Flash has to offer.

Chris_C