The Flash that comes packaged from Ubuntu with Firefox – is the 32 bit guy, because the developers refuse to use an alpha release of anything.

The problem is, this creates a huge instability in Firefox.

Here’s how I did it – this is NOT optimal, but it works!

1. Go to:

Adobe 64 Bit Flash Plugin
and get the 64 bit plugin.

Currently (July 20, 2010) the Alpha plugin is no longer available.

2. Close all open browers.

3. Go into Synaptic Package Manager – and type in the word “flashplugin”

what ever it comes up with, you definitely want to remove. It’s all 32 bit.

4. Untar it if you got it from the adobe site, otherwise copy it from the download area.

for Firefox:

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

sudo tar -xvf ~/Downloads/libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz # or wherever you downloaded it too

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For Opera:

cd /usr/lib/opera/plugins

sudo tar -xvf ~/Downloads/libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz # or wherever you downloaded it too

You could install it once to say /usr/lib/adobe-flash and symlink it….

This is more brute force.

Wayno