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    Flash Player no longer Directly Supports Linux

    Introduction:As of flash player >11.2 adobe will no longer be producing a stand-alone version for Linux or Mac computers. Instead, users will have to install Google Chrome which contains flash as an extension called "Pepper Flash", or alternatively a version of Pepper-Flash that has been extracted from Google Chrome by other means.

    This has created problems which I will explain below.My OS set-up:I have Knoppix 7.2 installed on a 8Gb memory stick with a knoppix-data.img of 3.4Gb. My browser is Chromium Version 31.0.1650.63 (not Google Chrome). The Flash-player version 11.2 (last stand alone version)

    Problem:One of my favourite web sites has just started streaming videos using flash-player ver 11.7 which has forced me to install pepper-flash. However, when I attempt to install the file (pepperflashplugin-nonfree 1.2) using Synaptic Package Manager I receive an error telling me the package is broken.

    On trying fix the package I get the following errors:
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependenciesI've tried using other package managers but receive the same message.

    I've been able to download the file (pepperflashplugin-nonfree_1.2.tar.gz) from the Debian web site but it is in the format (*tar.gz) which I am unable to install. An ulternative would be to install Google Chrome but I only want to do this as a last resort. So I am left with the other 2 methods of the broken package or a file I don't know how to install.

    Help!
    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 01-11-2014 at 01:19 PM. Reason: formatted by mod

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