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RHEL 6 / CentOS 6: Install Adobe Flash Player For Firefox Browser

You can install Adobe flash player by visiting the official Adobe site. You can download rpm file from the same site. For 64 bit system I recommend a preview release of flash player with native support for 64bit Linux.

Step #1: Download Flash Player

Visit any site such as youtube.com and you will see the following message on screen:

libflashplayer.so usr/ usr/bin/ usr/bin/flash-player-properties usr/share/ usr/share/pixmaps/ usr/share/pixmaps/flash-player-properties.png usr/share/kde4/ usr/share/kde4/services/ usr/share/kde4/services/kcm_adobe_flash_player.desktop usr/share/applications/ usr/share/applications/flash-player-properties.desktop usr/share/icons/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/flash-player-properties.png usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/flash-player-properties.png usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/flash-player-properties.png usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/flash-player-properties.png usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/ usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/flash-player-properties.png usr/lib/ usr/lib/kde4/ usr/lib/kde4/kcm_adobe_flash_player.so

First, close your browser. Type the following command to copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ as a root user:
# cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
# chmod 0755 /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

# install -v -m 0755 libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
Open a webrowser and visit the following youtube video for testing purpose:

The instrctions were tested on the following:
$ lsb_release -a
Sample outputs:

LSB Version:	:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID:	RedHatEnterpriseWorkstation
Description:	Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.1 (Santiago)
Release:	6.1
Codename:	Santiago

Mozilla Firefox version:
$ firefox --version
Sample outputs:

Mozilla Firefox 3.6.20, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2011 mozilla.org

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.
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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  • Amit Patel September 6, 2011, 2:09 pm

    thanxs man………..

    it’s working and very helpfull………..

  • Oleg September 10, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Great, thanks!

  • wdy September 17, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Good, Thanks!

  • david October 13, 2011, 5:43 pm

    thanks for cyberciyi

  • shafeeq rahman May 1, 2012, 12:20 pm


  • dhanasekaran r December 27, 2012, 5:56 am

    i want cent OS adobe flash player.

  • chas uche January 30, 2013, 10:06 am

    Please let us know if this installaion process will work for i386 machine.


  • Pedro Renato February 24, 2013, 1:21 pm

    Obrigado pela dica (thanks)!

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