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Re: the "proper" way to identify the bitness of your kernel and CPU



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:

Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
On Sat, 2009-04-04 at 01:55 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
This snippet might be of interest:
grep lm /proc/cpuinfo >/dev/null && [ `uname -m` != x86_64 ] && echo 'Your
CPU is 64-bit-capable, you are running a 32-bit OS, why???'

        Kevin Kofler
Kevin,

That would be a good addition !!! However I have some 64-bit
machines I wish had had the 32 bit os on because there are still a
some things that I have not been able to work with adobe flash on
64 but work easily on 32.
Adobe has made a BETA version of their flash player available (last
September).  It is not packaged in an RPM, but only consists of one
.so file that needs to be put in your /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
dir.  It works just fine (as compared to using the 32 bit plugin
with a 32_64 bit wrapper):

		libflashplayer-10.0.d21.1.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz


  there appears to be a newer version than the above:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Actually, yes, there was a new release just made in February, see the following page:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

rday

Thanks for pointing that out.

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