Flash with 64-bit Firefox on openSUSE 10.3

I wrote about how I got Flash working with 64-bit Firefox on openSUSE 10.2, but I had to briefly struggle with it again on openSUSE 10.3. In this version of the distribution, I was pleased to find that nspluginwrapper was included in the package manager, installed by default, and automatically recognized by Firefox.

Unfortunately, I still had to take the less-than-user-friendly step of registering the Flash plugin with nspluginwrapper:

nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so

A simple little command, but obviously not one that Aunt Tillie is going to stumble upon.

As a side note, I tried clicking the “Install missing plugins…” button even though it never, ever works. Maybe that thing works on Windows, but they should just disable it for Linux. The distributions tend to provide the major plugins in their package repositories anyway. Okay, back to programming on my (mostly-supported) 64-bit workstation.

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