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64-bit Flash for Linux

Macromedia's latest "experimental" 64-bit Flash driver for Linux does
not require wrapper support. Installation is simple, but different from
all previous methods you might find in a Google search.

1. Get it from http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/.
Today that file is flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz.

2. Extract libflashplayer.so from the tarball (it's the only component)
and (as root) copy it to root's home folder.

   $ tar xfvz flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
   # cp libflashplayer.so ~

3. Find and delete any and all old versions of libflashplayer.so

   # find / -name libflashplayer.so

4. Copy and make soft links to it as follows:

   # cd
   # cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flash-plugins/
   # cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
   # ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugins/libflashplayer.so .
   # cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
   # ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugins/libflashplayer.so .

5. Restart Firefox, open about:plugins, and look for

                           Installed Plugins
Shockwave Flash
  File: libflashplayer.so
  Shockwave Flash 10.2 d161
MIME Type                       Description          Suffixes  Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash   Shockwave Flash	     swf       Yes
Application/futuresplash        FutureSplash Player  spl       Yes

Hope this helps.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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