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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 06:23 AM
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Firefox 3.0.6 and Flash -- not possible in 64-bit Linux?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 11:04 AM
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1. Yes, possible ...

You need Flash Player 10. It's the first version of Flash with native 64 bit support. I think it is technically still a beta product, but I've had no problems with it.

If you use a previous version of flash, you have to wrap it in a 32 bit emulator, which seriously affects performance.

Here's a FAQ from Adobe: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/faq.ht...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:04 PM
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2. Thank you much!!
Once my system update is done (I did a base install and am now downloading updates and other packages) I'll install it right away...

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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 12:50 PM
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3. Just one heads up...
The 64-bit Linux flash plugin is officially an alpha-release - Adobe deems it Not Ready For Prime Time.

I've had mixed results with it. On one newer system, it works great - far better than the old 32-bit versions running in nspluginwrapper - far more stable and better performance.

On an older system, it doesn't work at all.

But for most people, it works great. Might as well try it!
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