Firefox 64bit Flash plugin

Did you know there is a 64-bit version of the flash plugin, and Adobe had it so a few years ago, but is always seems to be under constant developement. With the magic of this wonderful Linux world of ours, some smart cookie has been able to mash-up some experimental 64-bit version for us to enjoy.


There was a script on the Ubuntu Forums I stumbled upon, and basically it did the following.

  1. Promptly get rid of installed versions of the plugins and crud.
     sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
     sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
     sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so
     sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper*flash*so
     sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
     rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
  2. Add the sevenmachines’ PPA and install the plugin.
     sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
  3. Then restart you Firefox browser. You may head to the Adobe page to check its all okay

    Removal procedure:

    sudo apt-get remove flashplugin64-installer

     
    If you are tempted to even try the 64-bit version of Firefox, named SwiftFox, you can head over to GetSwiftFox. But Please realise this is a highly optimised version and its actually pretty old now.

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