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Old 07-19-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Flash Player on FC5 2.6.17 X86_64


Hey all,

It seems I am running into a wall when I am trying to get flash player to install. I have tried using yum. (Yes I do know there is a previous post about problems with yum as well as doing a manual install with the binary files from adobe.)

Here is the problem, I did not see the binary files or a download for flash player to run a 64-bit platform. I have only seen the downloads for the 32-bit platform. This is the error message I get when I try to install:

ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
Macromedia Flash Player installer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks

Mathew
 
Old 07-19-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
Macromedia Flash Player installer.
What's so hard to understand about that? There is probably a way to install a 32-bit browser within your 64-bit system.

Last edited by rickh; 07-19-2006 at 09:52 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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What is so hard to understand.

Thank you for being so blunt and pointing out the obvious. I understand that there is a problem running the 64 on a 32. According to my post I was asking if someone else had come across this and had found a work around.

Wow. Guess I shouldn't ask questions. Thanks for jumping down my throat.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for jumping down my throat.
Don't be so sensitive. You're asking a question that has been discussed dozens of times. There is no Macromedia support for 64-bit systems, period.

There are a couple open source projects that work (sort of). Google "gnash" or "libflash." The most common solution, after "living without it" is to set up a 32-bit browser in a chroot, and install flash there.

Searching the Fedora forums for "flash" will certainly bring up lots of threads.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:34 AM   #5
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you can try installing nspluginwrapper but it is buggy and crashes or freezes the browser often. The best thing to do is to uninstall firefox 64 bit and install the 32 bit one.

http://www.gibix.net/dokuwiki/en:pro...spluginwrapper
 
Old 07-21-2006, 03:37 AM   #6
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Apology

Sorry for being rude in my last post. It has been a very long time since I have 1. Used this forum As well as used any *nix distro. Thank you for the advice.
I will check out the information you provided me. I will post my hardware question under the correct forum next.



Thank you again.
 
  


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