21 January 2007

How I setup my 64bit machine to play flash in firefox

Use swiftfox instead of standard firefox as browser and install the flash plugin. I use automatix to install that packages.

Screenshot: swiftfox browser+plugins installed using automatix2
helmi@hix2:~> uname -a
Linux hix2 2.6.15-26-amd64-k8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 3 03:11:38 UTC 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
helmi@hix2:~> cat /etc/lsb-release
I tried gnash as flash player, but it eat a lot of CPU resource for some of the websites. Yeah I have dual core CPU, but still irritate me when gkrellm show CPU busy working. Another idea is setup 32bit OS in vmware and install the firefox. Swiftfox=32bit app, i.e. not fully utilize 64 bit machine.

One issue with swiftfox, my firebug don't work, i.e. hard for me to do web app development using swiftfox :-(

** not related to any geeky stuff ** Really bored recently. So, I decide to learn new skill that not related to computer - juggle 3 objects. I believe in repetition is mother of skill (liliadandelion say: mother of boredom), so after a lot of practising I can YIPPEE! now. Highscore=64

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