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sirfudit 08-08-2006 09:27 AM

Flash plugin for firefox 64 bit
 
I have a 64 bit AMD ,machine. I have SUSE 10.1 64 bit installed. all is fine however flash plugin for firefox doesn't install giving error message Architecture not supported. Can anyone help

rickh 08-08-2006 09:37 AM

Nope. No one can. There is no Flash player for 64 bit. There is "gnash" which will supposedly compile on 64 bit. You might try that.

Nylex 08-08-2006 09:37 AM

As the error message told you, you can't install the 32-bit Flash plugin on a 64-bit version of Firefox. There will be an AMD64 Flash plugin for Linux eventually (sometime next year, I believe).

I think I've read about people installing the 32-bit version of Firefox and then installing the plugin as normal, but I don't know for sure.

jlo_sandog 08-08-2006 12:53 PM

Actually the only thing that's close to certain is that flash9 for linux (x86, 32 bit) will be out probably by early next year. There is no 64 bit flash and does not appear that one will be out anytime soon.
http://www.kaourantin.net/2006/07/ra...nt-status.html

Nylex 08-08-2006 12:59 PM

Oops, I thought they said they were going to release a 64-bit version for Linux for version 9 (I'm sure I read that somewhere, but I can't remember where).

regimen 11-12-2006 04:48 PM

Here's what worked for me
 
At the risk of making my self sound insanely stupid...I am running 64-bit firefox on 64-bit suse 10.1 (which has also set a shocking record of being the only distro besides ubuntu 5 that would even install on my ati chipset) . I simply downloaded and extracted the flash plugin, and copied (as root, of course) libflashplayer.so to my /usr/lib/firefox/plugins directory. *shrugs* I haven't heard of any body else trying it nor anybody who is currently able to run flash (w/o some serious work) in a 64-bit environment. Maybe nobody has tried it b/c in all theory and reality this should have never worked. *shrugs*...Try it for your self, let me know how it turned out.

matthewg42 11-12-2006 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by regimen
At the risk of making my self sound insanely stupid...I am running 64-bit firefox on 64-bit suse 10.1 (which has also set a shocking record of being the only distro besides ubuntu 5 that would even install on my ati chipset) . I simply downloaded and extracted the flash plugin, and copied (as root, of course) libflashplayer.so to my /usr/lib/firefox/plugins directory. *shrugs* I haven't heard of any body else trying it nor anybody who is currently able to run flash (w/o some serious work) in a 64-bit environment. Maybe nobody has tried it b/c in all theory and reality this should have never worked. *shrugs*...Try it for your self, let me know how it turned out.

That seems to go against the conventional wisdom. I'd be interested to verify your firefox version. For me, this works (ubuntu edgy), but it might be different on SuSE. Give it a try:
Code:

file `locate /firefox-bin`
What does it say?

jlo_sandog 11-12-2006 07:49 PM

Adobe does not have any version on flash 64 bit. Not in linux, windows, or mac. If firefox path=/usr/lib/firefox/plugins, then its 32 bit. There is a wrapper that will run flash on firefox 64 bit http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/en/pr...spluginwrapper
You can also check the adobe blogs to keep up with the progress of flash, which is still beta, and to prevent from posting erroneous information.

rickh 11-12-2006 08:23 PM

I have been using the gnash plugin from the Debian repos for AMD64. It keeps getting better. The current version, "0.7.1+cvs20061006.1521-1", works almost as good as the Flash Beta9 plugin on my 32-bit system.

The biggest problem that I had in previous versions was that it would periodically grab ALL my memory and render the system unsuable until the system would finally auto-kill the process after about 5 minutes. That one seems to have been solved.

Sjaaksken 11-19-2006 01:27 PM

gnash
 
I just installed gnash and it works perfectly. Im using a 64bit version of suse 10.1 and didnt find a package right away so had to compile it. While this can be tricky the compilation worked pretty straight forward and once installed there was no need for extra settings or configuration, just fired up firefox and surfed to a flash site, and there it was.

Thus for flash under 64bit this is ur best bet.

HeyAZ 11-23-2006 11:40 PM

any details on your gnash install?
 
Suse 10.2 Beta, core 2 duo, Downloaded gnash-0.7.2 but get:
configure: error: /bin/sh ./config.sub x86_64-unknown-linux- failed

Any quick tutorial on your success appreciated, thanks.


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