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Old 12-05-2007, 09:53 PM   #1
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nspluginwrapper: no viewer found

I'm sure a number of users here are familiar with the nsplugginwrapper trick to get the Flash plugin operational on a 64-bit system.

I've looked through all the links on the first page of Google and I can't find an answer to my question.

This used to work and now it doesn't...

sudo nspluginwrapper -i used to work, and now it doesn't...

/usr/bin/linux32: /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer.bin: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for

The funny thing of it is... that file DOES exist.

Any idea what the problem could be?
Old 12-06-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
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libnss3 missing

the "verbose" option gives an answer:

nspluginwrapper -v -i
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /home/werner/.mozilla/firefox/plugins/

the solution for suse: open the software-installer and search/install "libnss3".
the next try gives me:

Install plugin
  into /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/

Old 12-06-2008, 09:01 AM   #4
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On my Debian boxes, i just add the Debian Multimedia repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.

Then: aptitude install nspluginwrapper flashplayer-mozilla

That's it!
Also there is a native 64bit plugin for flash available from the Adobe website.
Can't say how well it works as i haven't tried it myself.

The trooper.
Old 09-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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This thread has helped, but leads me to this from nspluginwrapper:

*** NSPlugin Viewer *** ERROR: /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/

What on earth does THAT mean?


Bill Lee

PS: Have installed and use the 64-bit version of Adobe's flash player. Seems to work just fine.


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