Flash plugin in Firefox 3.0 on Ubuntu Hardy 64

After hours of research, I finally succeeded in installing Flash in Firefox v3.0 on my Ubuntu Hardy, 64 bits, thanks to this post.

The short version is that when upgrading from Gutsy to Hardy, you need a proper clean of nspluginwrapper (which allows you to run 32-bit plugins in a 64-bit Firefox). Here is what I’ve done:

Steps for cleaning:

sudo apt-get purge nspluginwrapper
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Steps for installing:

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree lib32nss-mdns
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-3.0/plugins/

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One comment

  1. I was afraid it would be impossible to configure flash in hardy 64. With these instructions it took less than a minute!!!Thanks šŸ™‚

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