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Old 08-08-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 08-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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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).
 
Old 11-12-2006, 05:48 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 09:23 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 12:40 AM   #11
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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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