Installing the Flash Plugin for 64-bit Firefox in Linux x86-64

This post introduces how to install flash plugin to 64-bit firefox on a x86-64 Linux (Fedora as the example). Both 64-bit and 32-bit plugin are available.

64-bit flash plugin for Firefox on Linux

First, download Flash Player Release for 64-bit Linux from Adobe Labs.

Then, unpack the package:

$ tar xf flashplayer.tar.gz

Check whether all needed library is ready for it. If not, install the needed packages.

$ ldd

Give it executable attribute:

$ chmod +x

Copy the plugin to the plugin directory so that Firefox can use it:

$ cp ~/.mozilla/plugins/

32-bit flash plugin for Firefox on Linux

32-bit flash plugin can also work well for 64-bit firefox on 64-bit Linux. We can use the rpm packages from adobe’s repository.

First, install adobe release repository:

# rpm -Uvh

Install nspluginwrapper so that 32-bit plugins can run on 64-bit system, and 32-bit alsa plugin for pulseaudio so that the 32-bit flash plugin can play sound on the 64-bit system.

# yum install nspluginwrapper.{x86_64,i686} 
 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 --disablerepo=adobe-linux-i386

Install the 32-bit flash plugin:

# su -c 'yum install flash-plugin'

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.


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