Adobe Flash in Fedora 16 x86_64

I always had problems getting Flash to work in both Firefox and Chrome when running Fedora Linux.  This became more of a problem since I started using the x86_64 kernel.  But here are the steps I took that worked under Fedora 16.  Thanks to the_nins on the chrome support pages.

Install the flash rpm from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Install the other required packages

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64 nspluginwrapper.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686

Create the wrapped up plugins for x86_64

mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v

Create a symlink to the wrapped file:

cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped/nswrapper_32_64.libflashplayer.so

Restart the browser and it should pickup the flash plugin.  I would also highly recommend using Flashblock for Firefox to load flash animations on demand.

  1 Comment

  1. Nathan   •  

    Works perfect

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