Well, I guess you’ve heard the good news, that Adobe released six days ago, July 13th, the first Beta version of Adobe Flash Player with support for 64-bit Linux-based operating systems.
The following guide is here to teach you how to replace the 32-bit version of the flash player with the 64-bit one, on Ubuntu 11.04 AMD64 systems. It will work with other 64-bit Linux distributions and with the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera web browsers.
You will need to have a healthy installation of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and follow the steps below carefully.
Hit the Ctrl+Alt+T key combination on your keyboard and paste the following command in the terminal window:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
Don’t close the terminal window yet. Go to the next step.
With the terminal window opened, paste the following commands, one by one, waiting for the first one to finish before pasting the second one:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer
Hit “Y” when asked and close the terminal window when the installation is over. The 32-bit edition of the currently installed Adobe Flash Player plugin will be automatically uninstalled.
You should now restart your Firefox, Opera or Google Chrome web browser. When it’s opened go to YouTube or any other website with flash content and watch a video clip.
This article was posted in "How To, Linux, Troubleshooting'' section by Kapil Arya.
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