We’ve had a “problem” with our LTSP suite – the thin clients we use in our office haven’t been playing the sound from Youtube videos. I don’t really pay much heed to problems with proprietary software issues. “It’s broken because its proprietary” is my usual response. In addition, the idea of enabling a company that I want to be productive to watch (and actually listen) to stuff on Internet’s own brain candy gogglebox doesn’t seem a good idea. We needed it for a client though, so I did it.
It’s a Debian Squeeze install – AMD64. First I removed some cruft:
apt-get --purge remove flashplayer-mozilla apt-get --purge remove flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound apt-get --purge autoremove
Make sure that I’ve done the docs regarding sound for LTSP:
Install Debian’s own ‘get the flashplugin’ script package:
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
That made it work. They waited about 3 months for me to sort that out! The flashplugin-nonfree package is pulling down Adobe’s 11beta2 flash package at the moment (for AMD64 at least).