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Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Hi Guys,

Any chance getting an idiot proof, SBS, walkthrough (including commands to cut and paste) for installing the new Adobe Flash plug in for 64 bit Linux?

I tried but do not know what and how to remove, copy or create...

Cheers,

Udi

bumanie
November 20th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Follow this (http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/install-flash-10-ubuntu-linux-64bit.html). It's done via a self installing script

steveneddy
November 20th, 2008, 01:44 PM
From this thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772490

First
1. Open a terminal and execute the following commands for removal of old plugins. Some may error out saying they cant find a file, that's ok. We just want to make sure they are removed if they exist.


sudo apt-get -y purge nspluginwrapper
sudo apt-get -y purge mozilla-plugin-gnash
sudo apt-get -y purge swfdec-mozilla
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so


Then install the .so file that you will get after you unpack it to the following folders:


/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

/usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/


That should do it.

It is important to uninstall all of the old flash stuff before trying to install the new flash.

You can


gksudo nautilus

to open up a root window to make it a click and drop function if you like.

Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Follow this (http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/install-flash-10-ubuntu-linux-64bit.html). It's done via a self installing script

Uhhm, thanks, but this is for flash under 64 bit Ubuntu, I think, am I right?

What I need is the new Adobe Flash plugin for 64bit Linux.

Udi

philinux
November 20th, 2008, 05:52 PM
64 bit uses nspluggin-wrapper and flashplugin-nonfree. Just install from synaptic.

Or

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
one stop shop.

Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Hi,

It seems I wasn't clear about what I need, so:

I'm already running Flash plugin for 64bit Ubuntu, per Kilz's guide.

What I'm asking is a walkthrough for installing Adobe's new Flash plugin for 64bit Linux.

I've seen threads about it but I don't know how to actually do what their advising.

Cheers,

Udi

philinux
November 20th, 2008, 06:00 PM
They've only got a 32 bit version out. 64 bit version is a bit off yet.
There's is an alpha.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081117-adobe-starts-64-bit-flash-testing-with-linux-alpha.html
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 06:07 PM
They've only got a 32 bit version out. 64 bit version is a bit off yet.
There's is an alpha.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081117-adobe-starts-64-bit-flash-testing-with-linux-alpha.html
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Yep, that's the one.

What I need the step by step commands are for this:


All I had to do was ... put the .so file in the Firefox plugin's directory.

I (hope I) can decompress the .so and remove previous plugins, but the above is obscure for me.

Cheers Philinux,

Udi

philinux
November 20th, 2008, 06:11 PM
libflashplayer.so is really all you need. Probable replace the current one with it.

Find where it is now.

locate libflashplayer.so

I would uninstall previous flash via synaptic etc.

Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Uninstalled per first reply, extracted per download instructions.

How do I proceed? What do I paste into the terminal?

Udibuntu
November 20th, 2008, 06:26 PM
YES!!!

Did it!!

Dragged and dropped the .so file, after sudo nautilus, to usr/lib64/firefox-addons/plugins

Works great, no grey boxes even with 2 tabs running flash!

Hope it keeps that way!!

Thanks all,

Udi

Keen101
November 20th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Adobe has just released adobe alpha 64bit version

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

EDIT: oops. I hadn't read the whole thread. I guess you got it then.

steveneddy
November 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
YES!!!

Did it!!

Dragged and dropped the .so file, after sudo nautilus, to usr/lib64/firefox-addons/plugins

Works great, no grey boxes even with 2 tabs running flash!

Hope it keeps that way!!

Thanks all,

Udi

One small bit of advice.

When using sudo graphically, call it by

gksudo command

instead of just

sudo command

it will keep you from copying a file to a folder and not seeing it because of root permissions.

Glad you got Flash working.

Udibuntu
November 22nd, 2008, 10:27 AM
One small bit of advice.

When using sudo graphically, call it by

gksudo command

instead of just

sudo command

it will keep you from copying a file to a folder and not seeing it because of root permissions.

Glad you got Flash working.

Thank you, I didn't know that.

I'm going to Google a little on "terminal use for dummies"; I think I aught to start somewhere...

Cheers,

Udi