Did you know there is a 64-bit version of the flash plugin, and Adobe had it so a few years ago, but is always seems to be under constant developement. With the magic of this wonderful Linux world of ours, some smart cookie has been able to mash-up some experimental 64-bit version for us to enjoy.
There was a script on the Ubuntu Forums I stumbled upon, and basically it did the following.
- Promptly get rid of installed versions of the plugins and crud.
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper*flash*so sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
- Add the sevenmachines’ PPA and install the plugin.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
Then restart you Firefox browser. You may head to the Adobe page to check its all okay
sudo apt-get remove flashplugin64-installer
If you are tempted to even try the 64-bit version of Firefox, named SwiftFox, you can head over to GetSwiftFox. But Please realise this is a highly optimised version and its actually pretty old now.
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