Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How to install flash player for firefox/mozilla in Linux (CentOS, RedHat, SuSE, SLES etc)

Just installed linux and can't play YOUTUBE or other flash based programs...... No more scratching heads.
Go to adobe website to download the flashplayer: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Download the appropriate file based on your OS. (32-bit or 64-bit linux).

I would recommend you to download .tar.gz file of the flashplayer.

Once the file is downloaded, you simply need to extract it. Extract is within the folder.

#mkdir myFlashdir
#cd myFlashdir

copy flashplayer.tar.gz in this folder

#tar xvzf flashplayer.tar.gz

Now you will see libflashplyer.so plugin-file for mozilla. You simply need to copy this file to

/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins ==> If your linux is 64-bit

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ==> If your linux is 32-bit

#cp libflasplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

You are done. Now have fun with you Youtube or other flash programs.

You can check the plugins installed by typing following in the URL field.


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