Enabling adobe flash player for a browser running on Linux

 

For new OS installations, you may typically run into an issue with adobe flash player. You can obtain the corresponding plugin matching the bitness of your operating system from the adobe site.

 

=> Extract the downloaded plugin file contents

kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ pwd
/home/kiran/Downloads
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ ls
install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ tar -xzvf *.gz
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ ls
install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz  libflashplayer.so  readme.txt  usr
 
 
=> Now Copy the plugin binaries from the newly created usr directory to /usr directory
 
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ sudo cp -r usr/* /usr/.
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$
 
=> Copy the flashplayer library file to your browser plugins directory 
 
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ sudo find / -name  *player.so
/home/kiran/Downloads/libflashplayer.so
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ sudo cp -p /home/kiran/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$ sudo find / -name  *player.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/home/kiran/Downloads/libflashplayer.so
kiran@kirlinb:~/Downloads$
 
For 64bit OS, make sure you copy the file to the corresponding plugins directory under /usr/lib64
 
Your flash player plugin is now enabled in your browser..!!
 
 

Cheers!

rajkiran

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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