AMD64 vs. i386, any new observations?

Paul S paulatgm at
Sat Sep 29 12:25:28 UTC 2007

Mihamina (R12y) Rakotomandimby said the following on 09/29/2007 06:13 AM:
> Edgars Šmits wrote:
>> How do list members who have tried both versions lately see it,
>> especially any of you who have already downloaded the beta of Gutsy?
> I use Gutsy-64 beta from tribe-3 up to now.
> - Flash (youtube vidz) are not viewable

There's another thread (quoted below) that claims that nspluginviewer 
allows flash 32 to work on 64 bit.  In fact the poster claimed it 
installed automatically in gutsy.  Did you try it?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Gutsy Gibbon and shockwave
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:44:34 -0400
From: Michael R. Head <burner at>
Reply-To: Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions 
<ubuntu-users at>
To: ubuntu-users at
References: <46FD9585.1040801 at> 
<1191026183.6684.29.camel at nb-dlwillson-u7>

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 18:36 -0600, David L. Willson wrote:
 > As I understand it, shock and flash work fine on Linux32, but not on
 > Linux64, or at least not without getting worked.

Flash in gutsy works on both ia32 and amd64 architectures now. This is
handled by the plugin finger that's been newly developed. On amd64, it
installs the plugin wrapper and the regular flash for ia32.

I haven't ever known of a shockwave plugin for Linux. Got a link I can

 > On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 16:00 -0800, Damien Hull wrote:
 > > I was under the impression that shockwave wasn't available for Linux.
 > > However, I am currently running Gutsy Gibbon on my main workstation 
 > > websites with shockwave seem to work.
 > >
 > > What's the story behind shockwave and Linux?
 > >
Michael R. Head <burner at>

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