Tuesday, November 18, 2008

64-bit Flash 10 on Fedora 10

Since Adobe has released 'alpha' version of their 64-bit version of the flash player, thought i'd give it a try in Fedora 10. It just works !

Installation process is simple. Uninstall your existing flash packages.

nareshv@ >] rpm -qa \*flash\*
nareshv@ >] sudo rpm -e `rpm -qa \*flash\*`

Get the Flash Plugin from here

[nareshv@ >]$ tar zxf libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
[nareshv@ >]$ ls libflashplayer.so
[nareshv@ >]$ cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Thats it. Restart your browser, you should see the flash plugin present in firefox (check it by typing about:plugins in the address bar.)

Attached are the two screenshots on my Fedora10 Macbook.

1. Yahoo! Music playing videos with the new 64-bit flash-player.

2. Firefox 'about:plugins' window showing the new 64-bit Flash Player

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fedora 10 Final on Macbook Pro

I've been using Fedora-10 Since its Beta on my Macbook Pro. As always the F-10 Is available to the rawhide users, before its available to the outside world.

[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ uname -r
[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ cat /etc/issue
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
[nareshv@nareshv ~]$ date
Thu Nov 13 21:28:13 IST 2008

All other users need to wait for the Final ISOs to come out. So far experience with Fedora 10 is really fantastic compared with the previous releases.

AFAIK, all the devices are working out of the box. Even i can Hibernate My Notebook With Fedora 10, Atleast KDE4 is doing that when my battery runs out (which was not possible in earlier releases).

Here is the Link to the Installation on Macbook

Notes: NetworkManager now connects to the wireless networks flawlessly. Previously i had to try connecting few times to the wireless networks (atleast with the airtel wifi modem in india)