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How to make flash work in 64 bit Fedora (14, 15, 16)

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    This is for advanced users.

    Download flash (it should auto-detect that your browser is 64-bit). It really doesn't matter which install type you choose (yum, tar.gz .rpm) because none of them really install the library where you need it anyway. So I usually choose the tar.gz file.

    Usually this will download to your home directory something like /home/elvis/Downloads

    1. > cd /home/elvis/Downloads
    2. > gunzip install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
    3. > tar xvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar

    this will usually create a directory called usr and a file called libflashplayer.so

    if you have root priveleges, you can copy the usr directory to /

    1. > cp usr /

    it will say that directory usr already exists, but that's OK. This just copies the new files into that directory.

    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

    if you dont have root access, you can skip the two steps above.

    I am assuming you have already launched firefox at least once. This will create a hidden directory in your home directory. (i.e. /home/elvis/.mozilla/plugins ) If you haven't done this, launch firefox and then close it.

    1. >cp /home/elvis/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /home/elvis/.mozilla/plugins/

    Now flash player should work.. you can check this by going to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

    This is for advanced users. Download flash (it should auto-detect that your browser is 64-bit). It really doesn't matter which install type you choose (yum, tar.gz .rpm) because none of them really install the library where you need it anyway. So I usually choose the tar.gz file. Usually this will download to your home directory something like /home/elvis/Downloads #> cd /home/elvis/Downloads #> gunzip install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz #> tar xvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar this will usually create a directory called usr and a file called libflashplayer.so if you have root priveleges, you can copy the usr directory to / #> cp usr / it will say that directory usr already exists, but that's OK. This just copies the new files into that directory. cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins if you dont have root access, you can skip the two steps above. I am assuming you have already launched firefox at least once. This will create a hidden directory in your home directory. (i.e. /home/elvis/.mozilla/plugins ) If you haven't done this, launch firefox and then close it. #>cp /home/elvis/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /home/elvis/.mozilla/plugins/ Now flash player should work.. you can check this by going to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/