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Flash-player for Mozilla Firefox

April 25, 2010 Comments off

I thing firefox should struggle a bit to make a contract with adobe on this regards which will save our time but in the mean while see the below methods to do it yourself.

From the tar file:-

unpack anywhere (as a root user)

# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

Run the script

# ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC.  All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as a non-root user.
Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in your home directory.

Support is available at

To install Adobe Flash Player 10 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.

NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue…

———– Install Action Summary ———–

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in the following directory:

Mozilla installation directory  = /home/username/.mozilla

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y

NOTE: Please ask your administrator to remove the xpti.dat from the
components directory of the Mozilla or Netscape browser.

Installation complete.

Perform another installation? (y/n): n

The flash plugin is installed now!

Or if the tar file just have the lib proceed with the following

copy unpacked ‘’ to ‘/usr/lib64/browser-plugins’ directory

# cp /usr/lib/browser-plugins

set permissions: ‘chmod 755 /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/’

# chmod 755  /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

From the repository:-

In Redhat :

# up2date  flash-plugin

In Suse:

# zypper in flash-player

Retrieving repository ‘openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss’ metadata [\]

Expected errors:

System management is locked by the application with pid 4399 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd).
Close this application before trying again.


Kill the process and rerun the command

# kill -9 <PID>

In Ubuntu:

Just visit and a pop=up will appear asking you to install the required flash plugin it’s that simple!


To confirm successful installation launch your Firefox browser and in the address bar type “about:plugins” and press enter.


To install the plugin successfully it is advised to close all the instances of the firefox before running the plugin

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