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Another Linux problem - Macromedia Flash Player

Trying to install the flash player 7 yields: ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the Macromedia Flash Player installer. You don't have support for 64 bit versions of Linux? This isn't an exotic piece of gear, this is an HP home computer with am AMD 64 chip in it. Besides, the website I was loading this for only accepts Flash Player 8...and you folks aren't going to have 8 available at all, and 9 won't be out until 2007? Je shr shuh muh lan dong shi!? Jing-tzang mei young--duh!...

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    Default Another Linux problem

    Trying to install the flash player 7 yields:

    ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
    Macromedia Flash Player installer.

    You don't have support for 64 bit versions of Linux? This isn't an exotic
    piece of gear, this is an HP home computer with am AMD 64 chip in it.
    Besides, the website I was loading this for only accepts Flash Player 8...and
    you folks aren't going to have 8 available at all, and 9 won't be out until
    2007? Je shr shuh muh lan dong shi!? Jing-tzang mei young--duh!

    wg4ray Guest

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    Notice how anything dealing with the x64 arch seems to fall on deaf ears here
    at Adobe? Perhaps if we all boycott Adobe products they will actually start to
    LISTEN to what the customer base wants... or maybe not... who knows, maybe
    they will go the way of Be Inc and simply die out from poor management. After
    all, how many petitions (online and offline) have been signed and submitted to
    Adobe in the hope they would simply recompile their software for the x64
    platforms? Countless.... still falls on deaf ears I see....:mad;

    d3bug Guest

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    Default Re: Another Linux problem

    There's a way to make it work to some degree. Install WINE. In wine, install
    the wins version of firefox. With the wins version of firefox, download
    and install the wins version of flash9. When you *need* to see a flash
    website, then switch to the flash enabled wins browser. The second benefit
    of this is that it won't always load flash crap that you don't want to see.

    thisisnottaken999123 Guest

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    Default Re: Another Linux problem

    There's another way to make it work. Adobe doesn't know this yet, but it works
    :)

    open the file "flashplayer-installer" and comment out the line "exit 1" on
    roughly line 46 - this is where is prompts you that it doesn't support x86_64
    platforms. This way it still installs the pluggin, and funnily enough it works
    in Firefox!

    This is not the "official" workaround, but it works

    SoftDux Guest

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    Default Re: Another Linux problem

    Hi there,

    I am new to linux. very new.
    I installed madriva 2007 in the way of deleting line 46.
    It does not work (still the site asks me to install flash)

    what do i need to do?

    Zohar
    zoohar Guest

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    Default Re: Another Linux problem

    Unfortuantely, Adobe has not upgraded Flash for Linux to allow us to see many
    web sites. this may not be an issue of 64-bit vs 32-bit.
    One point I was wondering, On my 64-bit box running Suse 10.0,
    I am able to install the flash player and run it as 32 bit.
    I just can't see any Version 8 or 9 sites yet.



    LinuxGuy3 Guest

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    Default Re: Another Linux problem

    I think that this is what you're looking for; [url]http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/[/url]
    Its 32-bit only, but better than nothing.
    thisisnottaken999123 Guest

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