Flash For AMD64

Michael Zoet Michael.Zoet at michaelzoet.de
Sat Apr 19 16:00:20 UTC 2008


Jonas Norlander schrieb:
> 2008/4/19 Michael Zoet <Michael.Zoet at michaelzoet.de>:
>   
>>  >>
>>  >>  > 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 am not sure what this package does. Either this package installs a 32
>>  Bit firefox (I doubt that) or it installs a 32 Bit execution environment
>>  where the flash plugin can run with a 64 Bit firefox. Or something
>>  else... But I do not know for sure. Maybe some packaging people from
>>  Ubuntu can explain it. But for a normal firefox user it is not so
>>  important. Just installing the package is enough.
>>
>>  Greetings,
>>
>>  Michael
>>
>>     
>
> I'm sure i tested all possible things to get flash in Firefox when i
> installed Gutsy
> (including flashplugin-nonfree) but i could never get it to work. Looking at
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy-updates/flashplugin-nonfree i see that it
> is Adobes flash and has nspluginwrapper is a dependensie. Perhaps they
> has sorted out some bugs now as it is almous a 6 month ago i tried. Will
> try installing it when i get home.
>   
Hm, since Gutsy I had flash on my 64 Bit computers and it worked out of
the box.
> How about java do that work to for you?
>   
No. But I was not aware that this is a problem on 64 Bit, too. I will
check this.

Michael




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