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Old 02-09-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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No Flash Player for 64-Bit Linux

Well, I have SuSE 10.0 x86_64 installed and it is working flawlessly with my AMD 64 bit system. The problem is that now, I have found out that there is no flash for 64-bit, nor is Macromedia planning to develop it any time soon.

Is there an alternate. I do not want to try to make the 32-bit app "work". Certainly someone has ported this to 64-bit......... maybe?

Old 02-09-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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How would "someone" port it if Macromedia holds on to the source? :}
I had to bite the bullet and install a 32-bit browser for this :/

Old 02-10-2006, 01:54 AM   #3
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you can try gplflash. It didn't work for me but it migth work for you. I have FC4 x86_64 and run 32 bit browsers since not only flash isn't supported but a lot of video content is 32 bit and need win32 codecs.
Old 02-10-2006, 02:07 AM   #4
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I'm with Tink. I only just recently set up my AMD64 rig, but I'm running the regular (32 bit) Firefox. No problems, no complaints, no hassles. In short, there's nothing I really needed to do to make it "work" - I just downloaded the regular .tar.gz and installed it the same as with any 32 bit distro
Old 02-18-2006, 07:38 PM   #5
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i swear i have the 64 bit firefox and flash working in my 64 bit OS. I know it must be wrong, but when i go to help> about firefox, from within the browser, it says
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv: Gecko/20060202 Firefox/
Is this not a 64 version of firefox? IF it is, why does my flash player work, when it hadn't before... when i right click, i get a line that says it is flash 7 player. not that i care, really, now i can watch homestarrunner from my rpath 1.0 box... but i wonder what's really going on? i mean i signed up for a 100% 64 bit experience, so i wonder if i am really getting IT now?

Old 02-18-2006, 08:22 PM   #6
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That's about what I get, but this is 32bit browser on 64bit linux...

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv: Gecko/20060124 Firefox/
Old 02-18-2006, 10:17 PM   #7
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crap, my worst fears were realized, it is the x86 version of firefox. dang it all to hades.


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