Flash 11 Beta 64bit on Ubuntu

Adobe has finally coughed up a 64bit Flash 11 beta for Linux. Woo hoo!

If you’re on 64bit Ubuntu, download and extract libflashplayer.so, put this script in the same location and run it.

echo "Remove old crap"
sudo apt-get remove -y --purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

echo "Installing Flash Player 10"
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

echo "Linking the libraries so Firefox and apps depending on XULRunner (vuze, liferea, rsswol) can find it."
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so  /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/

If you called it, say, flash.sh, make it executable and run it as root.

chmod +x flash.sh
sudo ./flash.sh

So far, so good. It’s still Flash - expect sputtering and screen tearing on fullscreen - but it seems to be pretty stable.