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Old 09-03-2009, 07:56 AM   #16
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Ok i decided to try ubuntu 64bit. Im on it now and everything is good so far, im just wondering if theres a way to find out if a particular program i installed via synaptic is actually 64bit..
 
Old 09-03-2009, 08:20 AM   #17
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wondering if theres a way to find out if a particular program i installed via synaptic is actually 64bit..
For example:
Code:
file `which vi`
/usr/bin/vim: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, stripped
That was on my 64 bit Centos system to find out whether vi was 32 bit or 64 bit. But the same would work in Ubuntu.

I assume you understand which followed by the program name finds it in the path (finds that /usr/bin/vim is what is executed if I type vi). Then the `` marks around that command take the output of that command as the input to the file command, and that tells me what kind of file it is (x86-64 executable).

Code:
 file `which wine`
/usr/bin/wine: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, stripped
I knew the Wine I had installed (in Centos and Mepis) only supported win32, but I thought Wine itself was 64 bit. I'll try to remember to check that later on Mepis. Maybe Wine was 64 bit on Mepis. If Wine is 32 bit even on 64 bit Mepis, then Synaptic does a smoother job than I thought with 32 bit packages on a 64 bit system (As I said before, so far I've noticed only Centos/Yum doing a smooth job installing 32 bit packages on 64 bit systems).

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:49 AM   #18
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Ok thanks. Btw, im trying to get flash working in FF now... doesnt seem to be working... tried 2 different scripts i found in google to no avail...

Edit: Nevermind, i found the flash 10 64bit linux alpha release from adobe. Copied the libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins and BAM, youtube works!

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:43 AM   #19
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Nevermind, i found the flash 10 64bit linux alpha release from adobe. Copied the libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins and BAM, youtube works!
Would all of youtube be broken without that fix? I never fixed anything like that. I just use FireFox as installed by default by Mepis. I've never been quite sure whether that means Mepis just installs everything I need or whether it means I just haven't tried any sites that need more. I don't use youtube much nor directly. But I have clicked on occasional links to video clips that friends have emailed that I think are stored on youtube. Do you have any public links that would be broken for me if I don't have the right flash installed?
 
Old 09-03-2009, 12:45 PM   #20
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Would all of youtube be broken without that fix? I never fixed anything like that. I just use FireFox as installed by default by Mepis. I've never been quite sure whether that means Mepis just installs everything I need or whether it means I just haven't tried any sites that need more. I don't use youtube much nor directly. But I have clicked on occasional links to video clips that friends have emailed that I think are stored on youtube. Do you have any public links that would be broken for me if I don't have the right flash installed?
Even on the 32bit setup my firefox did not come with the flash plugin pre-installed, once you try to watch any youtube video (or any website animation made with flash) it will tell you that you need to get the latest version of flash to view that content. Its easy though, just clilck the link, download and install it, on 64bit theres no deb for it though (as its still alpha stage) so gotta do it manually. If youtube works fine for you then you must of installed it at one point(either you or MEPIS did magically :P), you should see "Shockwave Flash" in your FF plugins (Tools>Addons>Plugins tab).
 
Old 09-03-2009, 08:12 PM   #21
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I thought Wine itself was 64 bit. I'll try to remember to check that later on Mepis.
I guess Synaptic is smoother about some 32 bit stuff in a 64 bit system than I thought.

Code:
file `which wine`
/usr/bin/wine: Bourne-Again shell script text executable
So my simple system of finding out whether wine was 32 bit or 64 bit didn't work in Mepis.

But after looking inside that shell script
Code:
file /usr/lib/wine/wine.bin
/usr/lib/wine/wine.bin: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for                GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
So even in 64 bit Mepis, wine is 32 bit and installs smoothly.

On the other subject:
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If youtube works fine for you then you must of installed it at one point(either you or MEPIS did magically :P), you should see "Shockwave Flash" in your FF plugins (Tools>Addons>Plugins tab).
I don't recall. If I did it, it was so simple I didn't know I was doing it. In the plugins list I see Shockwave Flash 10.0 d20

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