1) Add the backports repository by editing /etc/apt/sources.lst
(must be root) and adding the following line:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ lenny-backports main contrib non-free
Run the following:
#aptitude install debian-backports-keyring
(Ignore any warning that occur with the above 2 commands, the install
will correct those) If you run #aptitude update again the warnings
should be gone
2) Install Adobe Flash
#aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
3)You shouldn't need this step, but just in case run
and make sure the correct one
(/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so) is selected. It should
be the current default.
4) Start Iceweasel and go the location about:plugins and you should see
the latest Flash.
So today when I tried to start my XP machine, I'm greeted with
VMware 2 telling me that it has expired.
Frustration: Why should I use a program that's going to decide to quit
working for no reason? I'm moving off this as soon as I can find a
viable alternative. I wouldn't use it at all but Quicken contains my
business data for the past 10+ years and transitioning that to
something else would be a pain. Why I can't buy Quicken Linux for
Business is incredibly frustrating.
Anyway, next frustration:
yum upgrade vmware
does nothing. Indeed, yum doesn't know there is a package called
"vmware" installed though of course it's running. After much
hair-pulling, this command works and tells us what's really going on:
rpm -qa | grep -i vmware VMware-server-2.0.0-110949 #
Aaaagh... it's mixed-case, then a dash, then "server" -- but don't give
yum anything past the second dash or it will get all confused again.
Just as brain-damaged as 'man' telling you:
SEE ALSO apropos(1), whatis(1), less(1), groff(1), man.config(5).
but when you try to ask for one of those pages you are greeted with the
$ man less(1) bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
and you actually would have to type:
$ man 1 less
which is NOT what the manpage told you at all. It should have said: See
also: 1 man, 1 less, ...etc...
Anyway back to the issue... after downloading the new .rpm, do an rpm
-Uvh on it... then
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware stop /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware
Yes, you must reconfigure the vmware server... things may have changed,
let it do its magic.
Finally as to the problem of arrow keys not working: see this post: VMWare
and the fubar keyboard effect
Basically, vmware gets confused by trying to remap the X keyboard. In
your /etc/vmware/config, add the line:
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
and that should restore the arrow keys. If not, you can always turn
NumLock off and use the arrow keys on the numeric pad. (A bit of a pain
when using accounting software!)