2012-05-15

Installing Firefox and Flash player on Debian 6 (Squeeze)

Here's what i did after installing the 180 MB CD image in a virtual machine:
#apt-get update
#apt-get upgrade
[ If you don't have a graphical desktop yet, try Gnome's (1.6 GB, though!): ]
# apt-get install gdm gnome-core gnome-terminal
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list
[ Add these two for Firefox and Flash plugin: ]
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
# apt-get update
# apt-get remove iceweasel  [ This will install the dumbed-down Epiphany browser for some reason. ]
# apt-get install firefox
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Maybe i should try Iceweasel (3.6.15) again as apt-get somehow installed a South African locale of Firefox (12.0). :( I fixed that by installing this and setting general.useragent.locale to "en-US" in about:config and perhaps installing this and/or changing the desktop shortcut to use only "firefox" instead of the opt path and %u.

Install and use gconf-editor to change the Nautilus desktop visible icon settings.

1 comment:

  1. Mint's Firefox runs all the add-ons i need, but it's not stable; it whites out for no apparent reason.

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