Hello all, thought I would post on how I usually set up my Boxee on my Ubuntu 9.10 x86_64 system.
This howto assumes:
1) You know how to do basic commands in a CLI
2) bash is your shell
3) You know how to use vim
4) you don't already have flash installed (if you do, uninstall it)
5) You have firefox installed (or your plugin directory is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins)
Step 1) Download latest flash x86_64, boxee, and videbcontrol
Download the latest 64 bit boxee beta (You should be able to find the link, I have access to the latest boxee beta and I don't think they want me to post the link)
Download Flash 10 for x86_64 (here: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...r10_64bit.html)
Download videbcontrol (here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=636724)
Step 2) Install Flash x86_64
~$ tar xvzf libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
~$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
confirm this works by going to youtube or vimeo or similar (restart firefox and try again if it doesn't work)
Did you really restart firefox?
Did you copy to the wrong plugin directory?
Have you uninstalled the previous flash version?
Step 3) Edit the boxee deb and remove the flash components requirement
(the following assumes that videbcontrol and the boxee deb are in the same dir)
~$ ./videbcontrol boxee-<version>.deb
remove the flash component at the end of the "Depends:" line, and any trailing commas
This will create a boxee-<version>.modfied.deb (note the mispelling ;P), simply install with your favourite package installer and you've got a full-on boxee 64 bit.
But euxneks, why do I want to do this?
Well, for one, you don't have to deal with the horrible 32 bit flash, I get many many many problems with the craptastic nspluginwrapper and flash in the browser (sometimes clicks don't work, sometimes it crashes, etc). Secondly, you'll feel right as rain afterwards.
I cannot guarantee this is bug-free - this is flash after all. Boxee seems to be very stable afterwards though - and flash seems more responsive, but this may be just a placebo effect. Also, I don't know if it'll break Hulu, I live in Canada, eh? Youtube and crunchyroll work and that's enough for me