Firefox with flash player on 64 bit systems

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celsocos
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Firefox with flash player on 64 bit systems

Postby celsocos » 2009/03/26 16:40:37

Hello. The 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

The solution is to install Firefox 32 bits with the associated 32 bits plug-in. I could do it manually, however I have in the network 23 machines and I will update the CentOS soon (Version 4.7), I just trying to setup a network install with kickstart. How can I automate the browser/flash plug in installation? Should I believe there is some easier way than update manually all machines, so I will appreciate the support. I am a Linux user for a while but just recently I joined the team who try to manage the network... There is no Linux experts here so please I kindly require this information.

PS: The hardware is AMD Opteron 64 with 4Gb of RAM, with nvidia midrange graphics card.

Regards,
Celso.

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Firefox with flash player on 64 bit systems

Postby pschaff » 2009/03/26 17:16:45

Not a direct answer to your question, but the Adobe Flash 10 Alpha 64 bit plugin work for me on CentOS-5
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

Used an RPM from the following URL
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205642

Can't vouch for CentOS-4, nor do I know how to make it work in kickstart - please report back if you try it.

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Re: Firefox with flash player on 64 bit systems

Postby scottro » 2009/03/26 20:55:20

Like pjscaff, I can't really answer all your questions.

However, I have my own little writeup on installing 64 bit flash. Note, however, that I mention blacklisting it in /etc/syconfig/nspluginwrapper whereas others have said that can cause issues with SELinux.

At any rate my page is at
http;//home.roadrunner.com/computertaijutsu/flash64.html
As for the manual installation, in this particular case, especially if you use the rpm mentioned at Fedora Forums, it's about 5-10 seconds a machine. Well, maybe a little longer but not much.