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Old 04-27-2006, 05:47 AM   #1
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firefox _64...macromedia flash

i got ubuntu 64 on my sempron and it runs sweet but i have a drama with the browser firefox...cant install macromedia flash...
now i dont suppose someone knows of one to use on the 64 bit distro's...
i cant find anything at macromedia....
if not it dont matter, half the things are probably just advertising...
but i would like to see if there is an answer to this ....
i know java comes with the ubuntu distro and that has helped but i have had to install 32 bit java for another app and that caused me prob's when i put a sym link in for firefox....but all cool there now...
even a 32 bit version that will do the job would be nice but unlike java, i dont seem to be able to use it...ta...
Old 04-27-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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No 64-bit flash plugin is availabe and the 32-bit version does not work with the 64-bit browser.

Solution; use the 32-bit browser instead.

As long as you have the required 32-bit libs installed (keeping the 64-bit where needed) then no problem, the OS is quite capable at running 32-bit applications along side/with 64-bit applications. Many of us do;

$ uname -a
Linux Aspire5000 #2 Tue Apr 25 10:18:22 EDT 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ rpm -qa --queryformat="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}.rpm\n" firefox
Old 04-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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yeh i know i could use firefox 32...
just not that bothered with it...
if you dont ask, you never get, so i just had to ask...
i'm not to bothered to install the 32 bit browser...
i dont use that many sites anyway...
i do have mandriva 2006 x86 on another partition but
prefer to use ubuntu x86_64/ besides its debian in a nice jacket...
there is a bit of a lack of support for x86_64 at the moment...
well so far its been a good start, into 64 bit machines, for me...
bye for now ppl...


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