Flash! (Adobe) for AMD64 Linux/Ubuntu

One of the downsides of using 64-bit Linux (I use Kubuntu, a variant of Ubuntu) is that there hasn’t been a 64 bit Flash plugin. Sure, you could use a 32 bit browser, but that seems wrong. You could also use nswrapper to provide a 64 bit front end to a 32 bit plug in, but performance is not so good and it occasionally fails mysteriously.

I guess Adobe got tired of hearing folks whine, so they’ve released an alpha version of a 64 bit flash plugin. So far so good:

apt-get –purge remove nonfree-flashplugin nspluginwrapper

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar xvf libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

sudo mv libflashplayer.so .mozilla/plugins/

Restart Firefox and check the about:plugins page.

YouTube videos still play in squashed fullscreen if you have dual monitors but that’s not a 64 bit issue.

Enjoy! Now if only Sun would give us a good 64 bit Java plugin….

2 thoughts on “Flash! (Adobe) for AMD64 Linux/Ubuntu

  1. I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing issues with your blog. It appears as if some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen
    before. Thank you

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