Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2008, 03:37 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up how to install flash player in linux

Dear all
I have linux installed on my pc, i have downloaded flash player on my pc as a .gz file. idont know how to install it can anybody help me in downloading flashplayer.
Thanks in advance.
Old 05-19-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
You extract the files from the archive and then run the installation script. There are even instructions on Adobe's website that tell you what to do:
Old 05-19-2008, 04:54 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
In short, "installing" it means just copying the .so file (libflashplayer) to a directory where your web browser searches for new plugins when you start it. Then if the plugin works with your browser, that's it. This basically what the installation script does: it assumes a location where plugins should be put, then copies the file there.

Edit your profile information and add there the distribution of Linux you are using. This makes it easier to answer your possibly distribution-specific questions. For example on Ubuntu this procedure could be done even more easily, and probably on a few other distributions too. Without telling which distribution you use we can only give general, maybe not-so-easy-to-follow instructions, and if you only mention the distribution in your nth post, it's difficult to find later on -- so just add that information to your profile.
Old 05-19-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Toulon (France)
Distribution: FEDORA CORE
Posts: 493

Rep: Reputation: 50
Adobe has a yum repository, so if you use a YUM based distro, just downlaod ""
Old 05-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2008
Location: India,Kerala
Distribution: Slackware 12.1
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't install Flash Player redriverd Linux - Newbie 9 10-18-2008 09:32 PM
How to install flash-player in Linux-Opera 9.23 Tillus Linux - Software 2 08-28-2007 04:26 PM
flash player install under linux 286 Linux - Newbie 8 01-10-2004 07:50 PM
I can't Install Flash Player Foggy Linux - Newbie 13 12-08-2003 08:38 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration