EDIT 4 (14 July 2011): Adobe released Adobe Flash Player 11 beta 1 so i’ve wrote a tutorial on how to install adobe flash player 11 on linux 64 bit
EDIT 3 (17 Sept 2010): Adobe launched Adobe® Flash® Player “Square” so i’ve put together a tutorial on how to install adobe flash player square on linux
EDIT 2: Libflashplayer is now hosted on this site since Adobe killed the URL. It’s not anything official or whatever, just a temp home 🙂
EDIT: updated the scripts to install the 64-bit Flash Player 10 alpha refresh for Linux that was released on February, 2010.
Adobe FINALLY released a native 64bit Flash Player 10 plugin. Although this is still an alpha release, the news is very exciting for Linux users, since we don’t longer depend on nspluginwrapper, which although does the job, has it’s drawbacks.
I have put together a small tutorial on how to install the native flash player 10 64bit plugin for linux.
# Script created by
# Romeo-Adrian Cioaba [email protected]
echo "Stopping any Firefox that might be running"
sudo killall -9 firefox
echo "Removing any other flash plugin previously installed:"
sudo apt-get remove -y --purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
echo "Installing Flash Player 10"
# since adobe is not hosting libflashplayer anymore, the lib is downloaded from my site.
# wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar zxvf libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
echo "Linking the libraries so Firefox and apps depending on XULRunner (vuze, liferea, rsswol) can find it."
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/
# now doing some cleaning up:
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
You can now restart firefox 😉
Some users seem to have problems with viewing this page, so i wrapped everything needed to install the native 64bit flash player on linux into a shell script. Grab the Ubuntu script here, chmod +x and execute it.
Thanks to Claudio de Taunay for providing a script that works in OpenSuSE 11. You can pick it up here.
Thanks to Homer Xing from the Ailurus project you can now install native flash player 64bit on Fedora. You can pick up the script here.
Let me know if you encounter any bugs.
the scripts to install in different distro:
Ubuntu: install native flash 64bit on Ubuntu
Fedora: install native flash 64bit on Fedora
OpenSuse: install native flash 64bit on OpenSuse
This article is translated to Serbo-Croatian language by Anja Skrba from Webhostinggeeks.com.