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Chrome (Linux) Installing x64 bit Flash Plugin

KB ID 0000385 Dtd 31/01/11

Problem

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At the time of writing, Adobe have pulled the previous beta of x64 bit flash for Chrome, which is annoying because I am running it on my x64 Ubuntu 10.10 box.

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Solution

To be honest more of a workaround than a solution, but you can get chrome to install the x32 bit version and it will run it as a separate process.

1. Launch a terminal Session (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), issue the following command followed by your password.

2. When prompted enter "Y" for yes.

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3. Time to put the kettle on.

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4. When its finished, open up Chrome and go here to test it.

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