Uninstallin Flashplayer?

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at tic.com
Sun Nov 30 20:38:34 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 12:25 -0800, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> Thanks Richard,
> That's what I've always done in the past when only the .so file is shown but the Adobe message gave me cold feet. However, there are several items in /etc/alternatives that have the 32 bit flashplayer mentioned:
> Linked to below:
> /var/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
> And I wonder just how this should be handled... Found no man or info on alternatives. Thanks for the help.

To use the 64 bit flash player, I
moved /var/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so to
somewhere safe, copied the libflashplayer.so binary
to /var/lib/flashplugin-nonfree and redid the symlinks
in /etc/alternatives:


to point to /var/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so.

You can see which library the plugin came from by doing an about:plugins
in Firefox with the pathname expansion option on.  Look at
http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:plugins for details about how to expose
the pathnames of the plugins in the about:plugins display.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
System/Network Architect
smoot at tic.com
+1 480 922 7313
cell: +1 602 421 9005

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