Thursday, 30 December 2010

Flash for 64 bit Linux

Short post. If you're using a Linux distro for the x64 (x86-64) architecture, this page from Adobe Labs has all the info and istructions you need to install it.

I've tried it and works very fast! So far, haven't had any problems with it.


The way I've done it is to extract the libflashplayer.so from the file (i.e. flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz, just right click on it and choose 'Extract here') and then move it to the /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ folder via the following terminal commands:
cd ~/Downloads
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
Of course this is assuming you downloaded the file to your home folder's Downloads folder (the usual case). If you're using Konqueror, you may need to add the Flash plugin by going to Settings>Configure Konqueror>Plugins (last item), then select the Plugins tab, and click on the "Scans for plugins" button.

*Notes*
  • The Adobe Labs link was updated as the preview of  the 64-bit Adobe Flash Player Square is now available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows).
  • More information is available at this Ubuntu Documentation page (removal of non-64 bit Flash plugins, alternative way of installing it, and such)

Hope this helps.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My Online Footprints

Not only technomess keeps me busy. Probably that is why you do not see a large amount of posts on this blog, which is more like a notebook to me.


Although they are more closely related to my work as a Computer Technology teacher, they may be useful, or interesting:

  • An old blog managed and created by a former colleague ("magicpockets") and myself ("Delta"), now an archive of resources, ideas and notes from the time I had the privilege of working with him:  the HSTech blog.
  • My current new blog to provide additional information and resources for my students, Curious Computer Tech.
  • My tasty delicious bookmarks containing the treasures I have found online

And well, the rest is actually personal (facebook, twitter, flickr, and such) that I keep, well, personal and private.

Technology and ethics

A very interesting article on drones... What price progress indeed. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41737300 The comments and reflection ...