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Titan485 11-20-2006 12:26 AM

Real way to install flash 9 on ubuntu edgy 64 bit?
There are some tutorials over at but none of them work for youtube, and barely work (eg über slow) at all let alone for games. I was wondering if anyone here knew a quick fix for any of this. I probably should post this in ubuntu forums but maybe this will work too, basically all I want to know is if you can install flash easily on a 64 bit platform. (f***ing adobe and macromedia... what were they thinking :p )

mcmillan 11-21-2006 10:08 PM

Disclaimer: I haven't done this myself, only read explanations before I decided 64bit wouldn't really benefit me that much to be worth the hassle.

The only way I'm aware of is to setup chroot to have a 32bit browser to run in, which isn't exactly a quick fix though it's what I'd expect you to find at ubuntuforums. Can you post a link to the tutorial you're following to get an idea of what you tried.

Titan485 11-22-2006 08:48 PM

Ubuntu Forums...
I was using the automated installer section.

mcmillan 11-23-2006 04:14 PM

Did you try following the directions, maybe the script is having trouble finding some kind of file.

It seems like getting 32bit has gotten more straight forward than last I looked or at least I'm more knowledgeable of how to follow what to do, maybe I'll try reinstalling with 64bit again sometime soon. Anyway another guide that seems closer to the way things were before is

Basically it sets up a second root system that uses 32 bit and you invoke that when you need to use 32bit applications, like a browser to run flash and other plugins.

rutabega man 12-12-2006 06:06 AM


I don't know if this will help with the 64 bit distro but this site has a flash 9 tutorial as well.

Broder 12-12-2006 06:42 AM

I got macroflash to work on 64-bit. It was quite a while ago and I'm not at my machine right now but I'll do my best to remember how ...

I didn't bother uninstalling firefox 64, I just installed firefox 32 into my home directory.

Then I download and untarred the macro flash for 32-bit linux.

Then I just moved the to /home/me/stuff/firefox/plugins/ and edited my shortcuts/launcher to launch /home/me/stuff/firefox/firefox and opposed to firefox.

Hope that is of some help ... I wouldn't say that I necessarily used the tidiest method of doing it! :P

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