64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Mon Apr 21 13:55:32 MDT 2008

Matthew Frederico wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
>> Related to the recent 64bit migration thread, I'm wondering if anyone
>> knows when Adobe will have a fix for the browser plugin for flash on
>> Firefox?  Currently I work around it by telling everyone to use Konquerer
>> for flash game sites (or to simply not use them altogether...), but I'd
>> still like to know if this will be fixed soon.
>> On a related note, 64 bit has been out a few years now... why's it still
>> not fixed?
>> Brandon Stout
>> Stout Hosting LLC
> As far as I am aware, it's not an issue in the flash player, but the
> "nspluginwrapper"  that firefox uses to wrap it's 32 bit plugins to run on a
> 64 bit platform keeps crashing.  I find that it tends not to crash (as
> often) if I open my flash apps in a second TAB.
> I develop with openlaszlo, so I am constantly refreshing my flash
> environment.
> I have also read (but not confirmed) that the flash stability issues can be
> resolved by using the 32 bit firefox, and removing nspluginwrapper
> completely, then reinstalling the flash plugin from the .tgz in your user's
> FF plugin directory.
> Also, another trick I used was to actually run FF as root.  Seemed to keep
> it more stable.
> Hope that helps!

I'll try these things out and reply, but it may be a couple days.

Brandon Stout
Stout Hosting LLC

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