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I got flash working on 64bit AMD under debian/linux !

Alright, it IS possible to get flash working, it's not THAT hard.

heres the s3kr3t - you need to use the nspluginwrapper util that lets you run stuff on a different architecture (not platform)

$ apt-cache search nspluginwrapper
nspluginwrapper - A wrapper to run Netscape plugins on other architectures

Grab the library .tar.gz from this adobe url

extract it, you'll find a .so in there, just move that flashlibrary.so to /usr/lib/

and then just run

nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/libflashplayer.so  

verify it's happy with the installation

$ nspluginwrapper -l
/home/dgtlmoon/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
  Original plugin: /usr/lib/libflashplayer.so
  Wrapper version string: 0.9.91.5

Restart firefox, and you are away!

Sidenote: nspluginwrapper wraps its self around the openstandard for plugin methods set forth back in the netscape-communicator days, and just proxies these results to the 32bit binary as supplied by adobe :)

Side Sidenot: nspluginwrapper lets you add a library without a full path and doesnt error, but this WILL break it, so dont do that!