Saturday, August 30, 2008

Installation of Adobe Flash Player 9 on 64 bit Linux

Follow the simple series of commands in order to install the Adobe Flash player 9 on 64 bit Ubuntu.

Can't view open flash chart or can't able to play flash on your browser, follow the simple steps to install it on 64 bit linux machines.

  1. wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
  2. tar -zxf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
  3. mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins/
  4. mv install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
  5. nspluginwrapper -i ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  6. close all firefox instances and restart iceweasel/firefox/whatever

9 comments:

MadHatter said...

There's no such file in the tar as *.xpt.
And anyway, this doesn't work for me. Ubuntu 7.10.

Japan Shah said...

well it depends on the commands u run before, i.e. steps 1,2 and 3

William said...

Centos 5.1

No flashplayer.xpt

No nspluginwrapper

Richard Sharpe said...

Same here for fc9 ...

Japan Shah said...

try to install nspluginwrapper

Refer: http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/en/projects/nspluginwrapper/help

Japan Shah said...

for ubuntu Linux u can install it directly from software repository, see this article.

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/flashpre710

Sreedhar's Web World said...

Hi, I have installed the flash player on my 64 bit linux following your blog. But for some reason, I am not able to get sound working. I am able to play cds, movies on my computer. But when I play youtube with flash, I don't hear any sound anymore. Any ideas why or what I need to do? I really appreciate your help.

thanks,
Sreedhar.

Japan Shah said...

Still if you are not able to installed flash player you can download the following zipped archive with the details documentation.

FlashPlayer Documentaiton

Sreedhar's Web World said...

Hello Shah,
Thank you so much for your help. I should have told you that mine is not Ubuntu but Redhat Enterprise Linux. Actually I installed the flash player on my system following your blog. Like I wrote before, I am able to see flash movies on youtube and everywhere else. But the problem is with sound. I tried to install flash-plugin using yum, but it says it has to have glibc2.4. Then I tired to update glibc to 2.4, but because of the incompatibility issues kernel got panicked and luckily some how I restored it to normal state. So if you do know how to fix this sound issue with flash player on redhat enterprise and if you could help me with that, I greately appreciate your help.
thanks,
Sreedhar.