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Friday, November 11, 2005

Installing Macromedia Flash Player

If you like watching animated flash movies, then you definitely need to install a flash plugin for your browser.

July 2009 Update:
(Adobe now offers an Ubuntu 9.04+ deb package of the Flash Player. You should get that version instead.)

1. Visit the Macromedia Flash Player download section. Then download the software.
(I am assuming that you are using Firefox and you have already set the download location to your home directory.)

2. Open the Linux Console / Terminal

3. Type
$ tar xzvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

a. For deb package installers type: sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
This is necessary to check for dependencies.

b. Then type sudo apt-get -f install

to finally install the software

This will create a install_flash_player_7_linux directory.

4. Go to this directory by typing:

$ cd install_flash_player_7_linux

5. Type:
$ ls

You will notice a file flashplayer-installer.

6. Type:
$ ./flashplayer-installer

7. Press ENTER to confirm the installation.

The Flash Player requires to files two be installed before it could run properly. These files are gsfonts, gsfonts-x11. Be sure to install them first using adept in Kubuntu and synaptic in Ubuntu.

If you are not familiar on how to go about this, you can refer to my earlier post - Installing Additional Software with Synaptics.
8. After you have installed these two files just continue your installation by pressing ENTER

9. It will display

----------- Install Action Summary -----------

Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed in the following directory:

Mozilla installation directory = /home/anthony/.mozilla

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

10 . Just type "y" for yes.

11. Go visit

Or you could try some of the fun flash games that I play.



Alfisti said...

Thank you very much.Very helpfull.

Temujin said...

Hey. I wrote this very long time ago. I'm glad that it is still useful.

Your welcome man.

Anonymous said...

i don't know why but it's not working

Anonymous said...

Stuck on step 4. Doesn't work. I think windows 7 is friendlier. Everyone uses flash player. Why can't this shit be included in the installation package?

Temujin said...

What version of Kubuntu are you using?