View Full Version : 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit OS

19th June 2008, 09:33 PM
I want to know if I was able to downgrade my Firefox to 32 bit, if that would fix flash problems?

If it would what is the easiest way to downgrade.

19th June 2008, 10:02 PM
That would depend on what "problems" are you talking about. I've been using 64-bit Fedora ever since FC4, and back then it was indeed a nightmare to get things like multimedia rolling. However since FC6 (IIRC) with the advent of nspluginwrapper, it is no longer a mess, as it will allow you to run a 32-bit plugin with the 64-bit browser. This incurs in a performance penalty, though, and some times increased CPU utilization (compared to the native 32-bit browser). However Flash on both browsers work pretty much the same.

19th June 2008, 10:57 PM
There's a few threads around about this.

Most people can get it working with the unofficial Fedora FAQ instructions.


In my case, those instructions weren't sufficient, I had to install some oss stuff as well.