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Old 11-20-2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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Real way to install flash 9 on ubuntu edgy 64 bit?


There are some tutorials over at ubuntuforums.org but none of them work for youtube, and barely work (eg über slow) at all let alone for games. I was wondering if anyone here knew a quick fix for any of this. I probably should post this in ubuntu forums but maybe this will work too, basically all I want to know is if you can install flash easily on a 64 bit platform. (f***ing adobe and macromedia... what were they thinking )
 
Old 11-21-2006, 10:08 PM   #2
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Disclaimer: I haven't done this myself, only read explanations before I decided 64bit wouldn't really benefit me that much to be worth the hassle.

The only way I'm aware of is to setup chroot to have a 32bit browser to run in, which isn't exactly a quick fix though it's what I'd expect you to find at ubuntuforums. Can you post a link to the tutorial you're following to get an idea of what you tried.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 08:48 PM   #3
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http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1174435

Ubuntu Forums...
I was using the automated installer section.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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Did you try following the directions, maybe the script is having trouble finding some kind of file.

It seems like getting 32bit has gotten more straight forward than last I looked or at least I'm more knowledgeable of how to follow what to do, maybe I'll try reinstalling with 64bit again sometime soon. Anyway another guide that seems closer to the way things were before is http://process-of-elimination.net/wi...ROOT_for_AMD64

Basically it sets up a second root system that uses 32 bit and you invoke that when you need to use 32bit applications, like a browser to run flash and other plugins.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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I don't know if this will help with the 64 bit distro but this site has a flash 9 tutorial as well.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/flash
 
Old 12-12-2006, 06:42 AM   #6
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I got macroflash to work on 64-bit. It was quite a while ago and I'm not at my machine right now but I'll do my best to remember how ...

I didn't bother uninstalling firefox 64, I just installed firefox 32 into my home directory.
/home/me/stuff/firefox

Then I download and untarred the macro flash for 32-bit linux.
/home/me/stuff/linux-macro-flash/plugin.so

Then I just moved the plugin.so to /home/me/stuff/firefox/plugins/ and edited my shortcuts/launcher to launch /home/me/stuff/firefox/firefox and opposed to firefox.

Hope that is of some help ... I wouldn't say that I necessarily used the tidiest method of doing it! :P
 
  


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