Latest 64 bit Adobe Flash on linux
Above:Testing the new version of Adobe Flash on a High Def Charlie James video. It looked great!
Flash on Linux tutorials are hardly anything new, but here is a new wrinkle. About a week ago Adobe released a new version of 64 bit flash that appears to be the most reliable version yet. Up to now, I thought 64 bit flash performance was kind of dodgy, but this new version seems pretty solid.
Here is the method I used to install it:
1. I was installing on a nearly new install of Ubuntu Lucid. Obviously, if you have already installed an older version flash you will want to remove it first.
2. First I downloaded the Linux version from the adobe site [ www.abs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html ]
2. Next untar it:
tar xvfz flashplayer_square_p1_64bit_linux_091510.tar.gz
3. Finally move libflashplayer.so into the “plugins” directory for Firefox in my home folder:
mv libflashplayer.so .mozilla/firefox/MYPROFILE.default/plugins
Note: “MYPROFILE” will actually be a random looking string of letters and numbers. Everyone will have a different string, so you will need to look in your firefox directory to see what it is for you.
4. Finally if you use Google Chromium, you will want to be able to take advantage of the new version of flash. I did it by simply creating a symbolic link to “libflashplayer.so” in the /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins directory:
sudo ln -s ~/.mozilla/firefox/MYPROFILE.default/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/