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Old 07-29-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
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Question install flash player on fedora 6 x86_64

Recently, when i install flash player on my fedora linux 6 x86_64, there have a error:

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

I search on this site, there are some people have the same question. and there are some answer. the most is to uninstall firefox 64 bit and install the 32 bit one.

But when i uninstall firefox with yum remove firefox, then install the firefox- and firefox-devel- I view the firefox version is still Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); zh-CN; rv: I don't know if firefox- is a 32 bit software.. if it is not, please tell me where to find 32 bit firefox. I'm new to fedora linux, I want to know how to resolve this question.
please tell me the detail. thanks

thanks everyone
Old 07-29-2007, 05:28 AM   #2
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The 32bit flash player works just fine on my 64bit firefox. All you need to do is install the flashplayer files and enable them via nspluginwrapper.

The only hurdle is that the installer program distributed by Adobe doesn't work on 64. You have to download the tar.gz version from here, untar it, and copy the two files ( and flashplayer.xpt) by hand to a location such as /usr/lib/browser-plugins/.

Then, all you need to do is direct nspluginwrapper to the plugin with the following command:

nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

That's it. The plugin should be working in your x86_64 Firefox and Mozilla. about:plugins should confirm it.

See the Mozilla plug-in FAQ for more info on 64bit support.

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:42 AM   #3
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You may need to install flash by hand depending on which version you downloaded(rpm or tar.gz file). The rpm version should install without any problem, as root type;

rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-

You have the 32-bit version of firefox installed as shown from what you posted "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); zh-CN; rv:", but you can check to make sure;

rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" 'firefox*'

Finally you can use flash and some other 32-bit plugins with the 64-bit version of firefox, all you need are a couple of rpm packages from here;

Direct links to the two rpm packages;

Install by (as root) typing: rpm -Uvh nspluginwrapper*.rpm

The results are:
$ ls -hal /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
total 668K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jul 19 21:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Jul 18 01:15 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   62 Jun 23 07:33 -> /usr/local/j2re1.4.2/plugin/amd64/mozilla/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  69K Jul  2 07:44
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   61 Jul  2 07:44 -> ../../../../usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/x86_64/linux/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  34K Feb 12 08:06
Old 08-02-2007, 01:57 AM   #4
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thanks David the H. and lenard, as you say, I resolve the questions.
Old 03-27-2008, 06:11 AM   #5
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Fedora 8

Hi Everybody,

It's working fine in fedora 8.0 (i686). Thanks David the H. and lenard,


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