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Old 09-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Flash 9 on 64bit?


Cant get flash to install as a plugin for firefox on feisty.

"ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
Macromedia Flash Player installer.

Tried copying the .xpt and .so in the i386 download on the Adobe site directly to the plugin dir but no joy.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Copying the files to your plugin directory was the correct thing to do, since the installer won't work on x64. But assuming you're running the 64bit version of Firefox, you can't just expect the 32bit plugins to run directly.

You need to install nspluginwrapper first. Then you have to enable the plugin to run through it by entering the following command:

nspluginwrapper -i /<pathtoplugin>/libflashplayer.so

It should work after that.

Actually, I believe you can install flashplayer to just about anywhere on your system. It doesn't have to be in your plugins folder. Just direct the pathname above to wherever you placed the files.

For more on 64bit plugins, see here:
Firefox PluginDoc (Linux x86-64)
 
Old 09-02-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the instructions David. I did a quick Google for nspluginwrapper and found this thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=476924

Followed these steps

1. Download the script.
2. Right click on the tar.gz and select "Extract Here"
3. Close all browsers.
4. Inside the folder that extracts is a "GetFlash" file, double click on it.
5. Select "Run in Terminal"
6. When the terminal closes, restart your browser.
7. Your done.

And I've got flash working perfectly. I suppose i should have tried myself but ah well at least it's working

I don't suppose theres something similar for the broadcom wireless chipset!
 
Old 09-02-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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I don't suppose theres something similar for the broadcom wireless chipset!
There are tons of Ubuntu tuts. on how to setup broadcom wireless cards, what you need to do is find exactly what make a model of card and put that in a google URL field with the words "and Ubuntu" or "in Ubuntu" after the name of the card and you'll get lots of links to some easy/not so easy tutorials, usually the ones from Ubuntu forums are the better ones.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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I got it working when i was using Wubi but without WEP or WPA supplicant. A bit of an uphill struggle though even to get that far. It'd be great if someone could make it as easy as installing flash turned out to be.
 
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You make a wish and some times it comes true

For those googling through, here you go a Broadcom Ubuntu set up script.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102
 
  


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