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Re: what *is* the proper recipe for 64-bit flash support?



On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 08:16 -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:

> --- On Thu, 4/2/09, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> 
> > From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca>
> > Subject: what *is* the proper recipe for 64-bit flash support?
> > To: "Fedora Test List" <fedora-test-list redhat com>
> > Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 8:00 AM
> > as i posted yesterday, after a fresh f11 beta install, the
> > first
> > time i brought up firefox and browsed to a page with
> > embedded flash, i
> > got:
> > 
> >   "Additional plugins are needed ... "      
> > "Install Missing Plugins"
> > 
> >   however, as i reported, if you simply follow the recipe,
> > elect to
> > install those plugins, you get to download something from
> > adobe, it
> > gets installed, etc etc, but when that's all over, you
> > *still* don't
> > have flash support, and i'm guessing that that set of
> > steps would work
> > fine for i386 but not for an x86_64 install.
> > 
> >   is that correct?  and if so, what *is* the proper set of
> > steps to
> > get flash support for a 64-bit f11 install?  and if the
> > default recipe
> > doesn't actually work for 64-bit, it seems that it
> > shouldn't walk a
> > user through those steps if it's not eventually going
> > to work after
> > it's over.
> > 
> >   or am i missing something?  i have a fresh,
> > fully-updated, x86_64
> > f11 beta sitting in front of me, i haven't touched
> > anything related to
> > flash, and i'm willing to test whatever recipe someone
> > wants to
> > suggest and report back.
> > 
> Robert,
> 
> On the fedora-list, someone posted the following:
> 
> ========================================================
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> Re: Flashplayer for Fedora10-X86_64
> Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:40 PM
> From: 
> "Nicolae Ghimbovschi" <xfreebird gmail com>
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> To: 
> "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> 1) Remove previous versions
> 
> yum remove libflashsupport nspluginwrapper.i386 flash\*
> mozilla-plugin-config -r
> 
> 2) Download and copy the flashplayer in the mozilla plugins folder
> 
> curl http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.22.87.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
> | tar  -C /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ -xzf -
> 
> 3) Restart ndiswrapper
> 
> mozilla-plugin-config -i
> 
> 4) Restart firefox
> 
> http://repo.fedoramd.org/3rdparty/libflashplayer-10.0.22.87.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
> 
> ========================================================
> 
> I have not tried it myself on two machines with x86_64, but might do so, if you try it and it works, I will give it a try! :)


The only thing I would caution you on with these steps is that I WOULD
NOT remove the i386 version of nspluginwrapper. Keep both the 32-bit and
64-bit versions installed. You'll need the 32-bit version, for example,
if you also plan to use Adobe Reader.

Other than this one factor, the above should work just fine.

Cheers,

Chris

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