Monday, August 17, 2009

64bit native flash driver ubuntu linux

Adobe fixed a bug I was tracking and released an update to their 64bit native flash for Linux. I've updated the code located on a very useful post to give you this bash script. Open up your favorite text editor and paste the contents below. Save the file and (from the command line) use chmod +x to make it executable. After that, execute the file with: ./yourfilename


#!/bin/bash
# Script created by
# Romeo-Adrian Cioaba romeo.cioaba@spotonearth.com
# ...then adapted for latest version of 64 bit flash by voodoologic
# headley.douglas@gmail.com

echo "Stopping any Firefox that might be running"
sudo killall -9 firefox

echo "Removing any other flash plugin previously installed:"
sudo apt-get remove -y --purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper


echo "Installing Flash Player 10"
cd ~
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar zxvf libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

echo "Linking the libraries so Firefox and apps depending on XULRunner (vuze, liferea, rsswol) can find it."
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/

# now doing some cleaning up:
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

You can now restart firefox.

Truth of the matter is that the this version of flash still doesn't work, I'm sure it works better for some applications and is more secure. But as I type this I still can't play the song I want to hear on imeem.com.

D9C

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rugby Live from Treasure Island

I am producing the ustream.tv broadcast of the Women's National Rugby 7's Invitational.

Video chat rooms at Ustream

This project has a shoestring budget. Please tweet the details when twitter comes back from a denial of service attack.