Flash For AMD64

Alan Chandler alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk
Sat Apr 19 14:14:35 UTC 2008

On Saturday 19 Apr 2008, Michael Zoet wrote:
> >>  > Just curious but did not my mail reach you? I wrote that there
> >>  > is no Flash for 64-bit OS as far as i know. I have tested 2
> >>  > solution trying to solve it, Nspluginwrapper and Firefox
> >>  > 32-bit.
> >>
> >>  Am I missing something here? What Kubuntu are you on?
> >>
> >>  How about just opening konsole and writing:
> >>
> >>  sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
> >>
> >>  Works in Hardy and Gutsy.
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm running Kubunt 7.10 AMD64 and i guess thats what Graham Todd is
> > running to as the topic is "Flash for AMD64".
> > I am not in Kubuntu now so i can't check but flashplugin-nonfree is
> > that the Adobe Flash player including plugins for browser?
> > In that case they have only 32-bit versions and that dont work
> > with 64-bit firefox (who is the default when installing firefox
> > from repro in Gutsy AMD64).
> > Not even in Windows Vista/XP x64 flash is supported, you have to
> > run 32-bit IExplorer
> > in Vista to be able to view sites with flash.
> I do not know about the problems with Vista, (used it only 2
> times...) but:
> This discussion comes up every now and then! Since Gutsy you can
> simply install flash on a 64 Bit Ubuntu just by using the package
> manager of your choice! So the "sudo apt-get install
> flashplugin-nonfree" simply works and you can watch all these flash
> websites on your 64 Bit Ubuntu. Without using a script or other
> complicated installation procedures. I do this for several months now
> on my 64 Bit systems!
> So simply install the
> flashplugin-nonfree
> package and everything is fine.

I have to say something here.  Until about a week ago, I was running 
debian unstable 64bit with this wrapper to link the 32bit flash in 
64bit mode.

Konqueror didn't work at all,  Firefox almost worked.  

One of the applications I have is a chat program, with sound enablement 
through a special javascript interface to a flash module.  Sound would 
work for a while and then, randomly stop

I switched down to 32 bit kubuntu for almost that reason - only to 
discover sound (though this particular module) doesn't seem to work at 

Alan Chandler

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