I finally decided to upgrade my work desktop to Debian Squeeze.
Preparing for the Upgrade
I manually removed all but the official lenny repositories (and removed the Debian Volatile repository which is no longer used), and updated them to “squeeze”: Continue Reading
A nice howto for KVM and libvirt on Debian Squeeze:
Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Squeeze Server | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials
I have used KVM, but never with libvirt. I understand that libvirt is a standard api for managing various virtualisation technologies, e.g. KVM, QEMU, Xen and others, giving you a common way of managing your guests regardless of the technology in use.
Google Chrome started stating “The Flash plug-in was blocked because it is out of date.”.
To fix this I entered “about:plugins” in the address bar, and clicked “disable” against Flash. This results in Google Chrome falling back on the version of Flash installed in the operating system. If you do not have Flash installed, then in Debian you can install as follows:
Firstly ensure that the repositories in
/etc/apt/sources.list include “non-free”, for example:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
Then install Adobe Flash with:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
And you should now have a working Flash installation. I have tested You Tube and all seems to be well, but I will update this page if I find any issues.
By the way, I would obviously prefer to run Chromium, the open source version of Chrome, but at the moment the version in Squeeze is outdated, and there are no backports yet for Wheezy.