How do I install Flash on 64 bit Opensuse

Hi
I just bought a new laptop and I installed Opensuse KDE 64 bit on it.
This is the first time I tried a 64 bit Linux distribution.

So far all the hardware, including sound and wireless internet, seem to work fine.

I’ve managed to install all the audio and video codecs I need,
but I can’t figure out how to install Flash.

I’ve added the Packman repo, but there only seems to be a 32 bit version of Flash.

Please tell me how to install Flash on 64 bit Opensuse.

I found another problem.

Sometimes sound stops working and then when I try to play a video with VLC it gives the error:

Potential ALSA version problem:
VLC failed to initialize your sound output device (if any).
Please update alsa-lib to version 1.0.24 or higher to try to fix this issue.

and VLC only shows the video but not the sound.

Please help me fix this.

Hi
You need to install the 32 bit version (flash player) from the openSUSE
update repository >= 10.1 as there is a security risk. They (Adobe)
don’t know when they will have the new 64bit version available.


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Hi
Malcolm thanks for your reply.
I installed 32 bit Flash and a package called nspluginwrapper and now Flash is working.

But I still need help fixing my second problem.

Hi
I suggest starting a new thread for your second issue.


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Follow this, see if things improve
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

Read it carefully,the details are important

Hi caf4926
I followed all the instructions on that webpage, and I also installed all the available updates for my system, but I’m still having the problem.

I’m continuing this in a new thread like malcolmlewis suggested.

Welcome to multimedia sub-area - openSUSE Forums

Thank you for your help.

I followed this webpage to Step 2 and I think the problem is fixed now.

I’ll post a reply if the problem isn’t fixed.

I nearly gave you that url as well but as it was ref’d in the first one I didn’t see the need.
Hope it works out for you.

Hi
Unfortunately the problem happened again.

I’ll try the rest of the links on the webpage you gave me.

The writer of those guides @oldcpu is a wizard with sound issues. If you post a new thread as suggested, with a title indicating a sound issue. He will hopefully pick up on it and help you.

Just to bring to your attention. It may apply to you, I don’t know, but if you are playing a movie in say VLC and pause it, then open a browser and try playing a music video say on youtube. This can cause problems in Linux because your sound device is being used by VLC. What I mean is, you should really only use one application at a time with sound.

Hi
Thanks for the reply.
The problem also happens when only one application is playing audio, so that’s not the problem.

I’ve started a new thread on this: Sound problem on Opensuse KDE 64 bit - openSUSE Forums