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doralsoral 01-05-2005 07:24 PM

64 bit flash plugin
 
has anyone gotten a flash plugin to work on a 64 bit version of firefox? this is just about the only thing on my new system i havent got working yet.

amfoster 01-05-2005 08:15 PM

According to Macromedia, 64 bit version is not supported. 32bit version works, but you have to use an earlier version

Travers 01-05-2005 08:18 PM

There are no 64 bit flash plugins. The 32 bit flash plugin is binary and closed source. Macromedia was kind enough to write a driver for us *nix's. I'd love to have a 64 bit version, perhaps once Windows 64 goes mainstream, we will have one.

I'm curious though, what distro are you running, and what programs are running as well? I've got a AMD 64 3700+, but am too scared to try 64 bit. Especially since I'm using windows binaries for my integrated WiFi (its a laptop, and the binaries work via a program called ndiswrapper which turns the windows kernel calls from the wifi driver into native linux kernel calls--sweet program.)

amfoster 01-05-2005 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Travers

I'm curious though, what distro are you running, and what programs are running as well? I've got a AMD 64 3700+, but am too scared to try 64 bit. Especially since I'm using windows binaries for my integrated WiFi (its a laptop, and the binaries work via a program called ndiswrapper which turns the windows kernel calls from the wifi driver into native linux kernel calls--sweet program.)

I use SuSE 9.1 64 bit and ndiswrapper is not at all usable. Aside from that and the flash issue, most everything else is great. I did have to use the older 32 bit version of flash.

It won't be long before everything will be in a 64 bit version, but I would suggest most people stick with 32 bit for a bit longer unless they are into development

Travers 01-05-2005 08:42 PM

I'm no developer, and 32 is my friend. Amfoster, finally someone can give me a straight answer on ndiswrapper and 64 bit. Knowledge of 64 bit, even in general, seems hard to come by.

Are you emulating 32 bit so you can use the 32 bit flash? Or do you have another 32 bit install?


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