Adobe has released the much requested flash plugin that runs natively in 64 bit Linux machines.
This means that if you are having a 64 bit processor and a 64 bit Linux distribution, then you don’t have to go the roundabout way of installing a 32 bit flash player with nspluginwrapper anymore, to get things working.
Though the title says Ubuntu, the following steps are applicable for all Linux distributions:
- First, remove any flash plugins that you have installed. This includes any 32 bit adobe flash plugin or other open source plugins like Gnash.
- Close Firefox and run the following command from a terminal:
- Open firefox. Type about:plugins into the address bar and see the details of the plugin.
Note that the plugin is currently in alpha stage and might be a bit buggy. The adobe flash player 10 FAQ page says that the plugin has been tested on Ubuntu 8 and OpenSUSE 11 with Firefox 3 browser.
Can anyone here post their 64 bit flash plugin experience in other distributions like Fedora, Slackware etc?