Fedora Linux 19/20 Install Adobe Flash Player

by on June 3, 2014 · 1 comment· LAST UPDATED June 3, 2014

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I want to use Pandora online radio on a Fedora Linux desktop. How can I install Adobe Flash Player Plugin version 11.2 with yum command on a Fedora Linux 64 bit desktop or 32 bit version 20 laptop system?

Tutorial details
DifficultyEasy (rss)
Root privilegesYes
RequirementsNone
Estimated completion time5m
Adobe provided yum repository that contains RPM packages of Adobe Linux Software. You use yum command to install either 32 or 64 bit flash player on a Fedora Linux operating system. Please note that Adobe Flash Player is proprietary and closed source software.

Install Adobe Flash Player v11.2 on Fedora Linux 20/19

Open the Terminal app and become a root user:
$ su -
OR
$ sudo -s

Fedora Linux install yum Repository RPM package

If you are using Fedora Linux 32bit (x86) computer, type:
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
If you are using Fedora Linux 64bit (x86_64/amd64) computer, type:
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
Sample outputs:

Retrieving http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.n6QLDN: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1       ################################# [100%]

Install Adobe Flash Player on a Fedora Linux

Exit and close Firefox browser. Type the following yum command to install flash player:
# yum install flash-plugin
Sample outputs:

 
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.359-release will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
 
Dependencies Resolved
 
=======================================================================================================
 Package               Arch            Version                       Repository                   Size
=======================================================================================================
Installing:
 flash-plugin          x86_64          11.2.202.359-release          adobe-linux-x86_64          6.9 M
 
Transaction Summary
=======================================================================================================
Install  1 Package
 
Total download size: 6.9 M
Installed size: 19 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
warning: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/20/adobe-linux-x86_64/packages/flash-plugin-11.2.202.359-release.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY
Public key for flash-plugin-11.2.202.359-release.x86_64.rpm is not installed
flash-plugin-11.2.202.359-release.x86_64.rpm                                    | 6.9 MB  00:00:18
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Importing GPG key 0xF6777C67:
 Userid     : "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Linux RPM Signing Key) <secure@adobe.com>"
 Fingerprint: 78a8 75e9 7f09 06bd 6355 73fa 3a69 bd24 f677 7c67
 Package    : adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch (installed)
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : flash-plugin-11.2.202.359-release.x86_64                                            1/1
  Verifying  : flash-plugin-11.2.202.359-release.x86_64                                            1/1
 
Installed:
  flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.359-release
 
Complete!

Test it

Open Firefox and type the following url:
about:plugins
Sample outputs:

Fig.01: Fedora Linux Firefox With Adobe Flash Plugins Installed

Fig.01: Fedora Linux Firefox With Adobe Flash Plugins Installed

Or Visit youtube.com to play any video.

A Note About HTML 5

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (HTML4 was created in 1997) and as of August 2011 is still under development. However, many popular sites including youtube supports HTML5.
http://www.youtube.com/html5
From the page:

We support browsers that support both the video tag in HTML5 and either the h.264 video codec or the WebM format (with VP8 codec). These include:
=> Firefox 4
=> Google Chrome
=> Opera 10.6+
=> Apple Safari
=> Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
=> Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 with Google Chrome Frame installed (Get Google Chrome Frame)

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1 Rabin June 5, 2014 at 8:24 am

Since Adobe no longer releases updates for FLASH on Linux (Only security updates),
my recommendation is to use Google Chrome, which comes bundeled with Flash built in and also enjoy the security updates and new features.

Also , There is a plugin that allow you to use the Flash plgins of Chome with Firefox called freshplayerplugin. (still in alfa stages)

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