Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Fedora 14 (64-bit) - Install Flash Player "Square" (64-bit) in 4 easy steps

This quick easy 4 step process makes the assumption no prior Flash Player plugins have been installed.

Open a terminal and type the following commands,

cd Downloads

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

tar -xf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

su -c 'mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins'

Restart Firefox and experience Flash in 64-bit.

For more details concerning Flash Player "Square" visit, http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/square/

I suggest bookmarking this page and keeping an eye out for updates.


16/12/2010 - Important email received from Adam.W Fedora QA Community Monkey

I recommend not installing the 64-bit Flash plugin for several reasons.

See, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F14_bugs#Strangely_distorted_sound_in_Flash-based_sites_and_applications_when_using_Adobe_64-bit_Flash_plugin

and the warnings at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#64-bit_Preview_Release ,

and follow the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#32_bit_wrapped_version to install the 32-bit version wrapped instead.

It is nice to see the fedora community (and a Red Hat employee) demonstrating an active interest in the users as well as the product.

Thank you for the email.