Installing Flash Player in Linux

Transfer video, audio and display different multimedia content, including games in the web browser with an add-on called Adobe Flash Player. Typically users download and install this plugin from the official site, however recently the developer does not provide download links for owners of the operating systems on Linux kernel. Because of this, users will have to use other available methods of installation, which we want to talk about in this article.

Install Adobe Flash Player in Linux

Each popular Linux distribution, the installation occurs on the same principle. Today we take for example the latest version of Ubuntu, and you will only need to choose the best option and follow the instructions below.

Method 1: the Official repository

At least from the developer’s site to download Flash Player and does not work, it is the latest version in the repository and available for download via the standard “Terminal”. You only need to use the following commands.

  • First, make sure that the enabled repositories Canonical. They will need to upload the necessary packages from the network. Open the menu and run the tool “software and updates”.
  • In the tab “Software” check points “, and with the support of the community (universe)” and “Programs that are restricted by patents or laws (multiverse)”. After that, accept the changes and close the preferences window.
  • Go directly to work in the console. Start it via the menu or hot key Ctrl + Alt + T.
  • Enter the command sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer, and then click on Enter.
  • Specify the password for your account to lift the restrictions.
  • Confirm adding files by selecting the appropriate option D.
  • To make sure that the player will be available in the browser, swipe the installation of another add-on using sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash.
  • It is also necessary to confirm adding files, as was done previously.
  • Sometimes in 64-bit distributions, there are various errors associated with installing the official package Flash Player. If you have this problem, first install an additional repository sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) multiverse".

    Then upgrade the system packages using the command sudo apt update.

    Also, do not forget that if you start an application and video in the browser may receive a notice of permission to run Adobe Flash Player. Take it to start the operation of the component.

    Method 2: Install the downloaded package

    Often different programs and the appendices are circulated in the batch form, Flash Player is no exception. Users can find on the Internet format packets TAR.GZ DEB or RPM. In this case, they will need to unzip and add into the system by any convenient method. Detailed instructions for performing the above-mentioned procedure with different data types you will find in our other articles via the links below. All the instructions were written on the example of Ubuntu.

    Read more: Install TAR.GZ / RPMS / DEB packages in Ubuntu

    In the case of type RPM when using openSUSE, Fedora or Fuduntu just run the existing package through the standard application and its installation will be successful.

    Though previously, the company Adobe has announced the termination of support for Flash Player on Linux operating systems, the situation with the updates is normal. However, if you experience errors of different kinds in the first place read its text, please consult the official documentation of your distribution or visit the website of the Supplement to search for news about your problem.


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