Flash player won't install

  • offbeat
Posted: Sun, 11/18/2007 - 19:55
I tried to install Flash player using tar.gz installation. The flashplayer-installer says: ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the Adobe Flash Player installer. Is there any workaround? Thanks.

I did it the same way as you

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Mon, 01/14/2008 - 10:36
I did it the same way as you did, but does your flashplayer work on most flash sites? Mine does work on youtube most of the times. But when I go to a user page I get a gray screen, myspace has stopped working also. I also don't have a readable context menu. I guess it has something to do with the installation process, because it has worked in the past before adobe updated their flashplayer. Let's hope that when the flashplugin-nonfree package gets fixed these problems also will be solved.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 01/09/2008 - 07:33
The way Pablo suggested is an automated script that performs the actions you did afterwards. No problem! It should help the other stragglers out there... Thanks

more info on Flash and x64 using nspluginwrapper

  • Chazmati
  • 01/09/08
  • Wed, 01/09/2008 - 07:13
I had problems with flash not installing as well, and Pablo's comment was too brief for me to figure things out. Not sure what I did was perfect, but I have flash working now. Here's what I did: 1. enabled testing repository (edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/64studio.list and uncomment the line that says #deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/testing 64studio main 2. # apt-get update 3. # apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper (as suggested here) But this crapped out with md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz The Flash plugin is NOT installed. Reading here and especially here led me to manually download the (32-bit .tar.gz) flash plugin from here, which I unzipped and installed with # nspluginwrapper -i /home/chazmati/Desktop/install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so and now flash works. Like I said, not sure if this is 100% correct, and please someone let me know if I've hosed up my system. I think I could have omitted the "flashplugin-nonfree" in step 3 above since I manually installed the plugin with nspluginwrapper. And you might want to go back and disable testing repository and apt-get update again afterwards. Hope this helps.


  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 11/18/2007 - 20:16
Synaptic. Mark 64Studio testing. Reload. flashplugin-nonfree. Thanks Free!