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Old 06-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Shockwave Flash for OpenSuse 64 bit


Greetings - I've attempted to install Flashplugin on my 64 bit machine, unfortunately, no go. Is the 64 bit the problem? Any ideas for a workaround? Thanks!
 
Old 06-17-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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Well, since you didn't provide the error message or any other useful information, I am presuming that you got this message when you attempted to execute the installer:
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ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the Adobe Flash Player installer.
Assuming OpenSuSE 64-bit is standards compliant, the problem is Adobe not the 64-bits. To install Flash Player on an x86_64 machine you can do the following:
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wget http://svn.cross-lfs.org/svn/repos/patches/flashplayer/flashplayer-9.0.31.0-allowx86_64-1.patch &&
cd install_flash_player_9_linux &&
patch -Np1 -i ../flashplayer-9.0.31.0-allowx86_64-1.patch &&
./flashplayer-installer
Of course, Flash Player is ONLY available as a 32-bit library. If OpenSuSE 64-bit is standards-compliant, then no problem.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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No error message

All I get is that when I go to youtube or some other video in Firefox is the same message - Plugin missing. Nothing else. I've installed it from rpm more than a few times and it's not being recognized.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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You are likely using a 64-bit version of Firefox. To use Flash Player, you must use a 32-bit version of Firefox. Once again, if OpenSuSE 64-bit is standards compliant, then installing a 32-bit version of Firefox is trivial.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 03:21 AM   #5
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You can also use nspluginwrapper to run 32 bit plug-ins in a 64 bit Firefox.
 
  


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