I just installed a 64 bit Kubuntu 7.04 on a Sempron AM2 3200+, which is part of AMD’s 64-bit family of processors. I initially used a 32-bit Kubuntu 7.04 on the said machine, but I wanted to experience the benefits of 64-bit computing and software, plus, so that I can maximize my hardware.
So far, the only problem I’ve encountered is the flash and flash player plug-in. And no it’s not only my machine that has a problem with that. A statement from Adobe’s web site says:
“To use Flash Player to view Flash content on a 64-bit operating system, you must run a 32-bit browser.”
Which is a bit of a problem.
Luckily for many users, there’s the nspluginwrapper install script, available here . Once you’ve downloaded it, extract the file in the command line using the following command:
# tar -zxvf nspluginwrapper-install-0-1.2.tar.gz
get inside the newly extracted directory and run the script GetFlash:
# cd nspluginwrapper install/ # ./GetFlash
which produced the output (in my machine):
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find package nspluginwrapper Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find package nspluginwrapper-i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ia32-libs is already the newest version. ia32-libs-gtk is already the newest version. linux32 is already the newest version. lib32asound2 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 179 not upgraded. --22:21:00-- http://janvitus.interfree.it/ubuntu/pool/feisty-upure64/main-amd64/nspluginwrapper_0.9.91.4-0ubuntu3~upure64_amd64.deb => `nspluginwrapper_0.9.91.4-0ubuntu3~upure64_amd64.deb' Resolving janvitus.interfree.it... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to janvitus.interfree.it|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 100,918 (99K) [application/octet-stream] 100%[==================================================================================>] 100,918 18.76K/s ETA 00:00 22:21:09 (18.74 KB/s) - `nspluginwrapper_0.9.91.4-0ubuntu3~upure64_amd64.deb' saved [100918/100918] Selecting previously deselected package nspluginwrapper. (Reading database ... 78829 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking nspluginwrapper (from nspluginwrapper_0.9.91.4-0ubuntu3~upure64_amd64.deb) ... Setting up nspluginwrapper (0.9.91.4-0ubuntu3~upure64) ... --22:21:17-- http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz => `install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz' Resolving fpdownload.macromedia.com... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 2,608,602 (2.5M) [application/x-gzip] 100%[==================================================================================>] 2,608,602 559.47K/s ETA 00:00 22:21:26 (575.77 KB/s) - `install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz' saved [2608602/2608602] install_flash_player_9_linux/ install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so mv: cannot stat `/root/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so' to `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so': File exists The plugin wrapper has been installed You will need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect
Success! Once I restart Firefox, youtube.com is just one URL away!