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Ubuntu Linux: How to Install Flash Player for firefox

Q. How do I install Flash Player for Firefox web browser under Ubuntu Linux?

A. First, close running Firefox.

Open the terminal (shell prompt)

Install Flash Player For Ubuntu Linux

Type the following command to install flash player:

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now flash player should be working. Visit youtube or any other site to view flash content.

Troubleshooting tip

Update: This issue only relevant to older Ubuntu Linux version such as 6.04.

Some people may find voice is not working with newly installed flash player. Type following commands to solve this problem (thanks to macewan.org):
$ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
$ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

Find line that read as FIREFOX_DSP and set to:
FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"

Save and close the file.

Close Firefox and restart it again.

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  • jack September 17, 2006, 11:31 pm

    To get flash sound working in Ubuntu, run the following commands to setup the ESD environment:

    Make sure you use updated version:
    sudo update-flashplugin

    Now fix sound:
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1

    ln -s /tmp/.esd-1000 /tmp/.esd

    Above three steps fixed my sound problem. Hope this helps some one.

    Cheers,

    Jack

  • macewan October 19, 2006, 5:37 pm

    Flash 9 is now available for Linux. I’ve tested it on Edgy with Beryl and it still works just fine.

    cheers,

  • Steve August 23, 2007, 3:05 pm

    When I installed the flashplayer trom the terminal (which was far easier than downloading and unpackaging a .tar file by the way), I only had to type in the first command of the two provided i.e apt-get sudo install flashplugin-nonfree. In fact, the terminal did not recognize the command sudo update-flashplugin. It didn’t matter because when I tested my system it was working anyways

  • mike June 27, 2008, 6:59 pm

    i am new to Ubuntu and am trying to install flashplugin i have typed the above 2 lines in, Ubuntu asks for a password I try to type my password in but it wont let me! Can anyone help please? thanks Mike

    • Robert September 8, 2010, 1:10 pm

      when you type in your password, the characters wont show. it wont even display stars for your typed password. just type in your password and hit enter and it will work
      :D cheers!
      oh if you want to set urself in root without using sudo for everything u do in terminal, then use this line:

      sudo su –
      hit enter
      type in ur password and hit enter

      u should now be root in ur terminal. thats 1 less sudo for every sudo needed haha

  • Thomas June 28, 2008, 5:31 pm

    Nope, the first command does the install, so the second one is not needed. The first one also fails.

    After it downloads the file, it uppacks it, then comes back with this:

    md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
    The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

  • IGI July 3, 2008, 12:18 pm

    Where do i have to write this (I’m totally new to ubuntu). Can please someone tell me step by step or something… I tryed the terminal, looks like:

    igi@igi:~$ $ apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    bash: $: command not found

  • nixCraft July 3, 2008, 1:14 pm

    You only need to type following without $ symbol:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    • Altamash December 24, 2010, 7:42 pm

      Every Above commands fails but it does

  • IGI July 3, 2008, 1:35 pm

    Thank you ;D managed

  • fere July 5, 2008, 7:50 pm

    um, I’m really new to ubuntu too. I followed vivek instructions and they worked, so I typed my password and all that, but then it says that the flashplugin-nonfree can’t be found. Is there something that I need to do first? HELP!

  • fere July 8, 2008, 5:45 am

    ok, never mind… I got it.

  • Shaan July 11, 2008, 7:59 pm

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
    zeeshan@shaan:~$ sudo update-flashplugin
    sudo: update-flashplugin: command not found
    ——-

    While executing, I get this error. I’m a newbie to ubuntu. anyideas.

    • Robert September 8, 2010, 1:18 pm

      use the “sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree” line. it works for ubuntu 10.04.
      just make sure ur package lists are up to date by typing
      sudo apt-get update

      then type
      sudo apt-get upgrade

      if you have to restart afterward do so.
      also if you need to do more than one sudo command, you might as well practise setting urself in root in terminal by typing the following:

      sudo su –

      hit enter then type ur password, hit enter

      this command will set u as root so u dont need to keep typing “sudo”
      this command will use YOUR password, not a root password- but it will set you as root.

      :D enjoy!

    • Mike September 15, 2010, 2:18 pm

      I still can’t get this to work! I keep getting “: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
      E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
      Any suggestions?

  • fere July 13, 2008, 11:14 am

    @ Shaan: Maybe you don’t have the multiserver/universe enable, not sure if that would work, just an idea… I’m new too.

  • MarkV July 19, 2008, 11:49 am

    I’ve tried all methods – gui, and terminal. All say they complete properly, but no player – Hardy Heron and Firefox 3. Where do I go from here?

    Thanks in advance.

  • shilo August 19, 2008, 5:37 pm

    I’m new to xubuntu and I got flash,and itunes but I can’t hear the flash videos please help me!!!

  • san August 19, 2008, 7:28 pm

    ardy Heron and Firefox 3. Where do I go from here?

  • Andre Gompel August 24, 2008, 5:45 am

    == On ubuntu 8.04.1 64 bits ==

    1) From the Adobe Web site download the latest linux flash player which is an RPM file.

    For me, the file was:

    “adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm”

    Then using from the command line, where the file is:

    1) alien -d adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

    This will create a debian package file:

    “adobe-release-i386_1.0-2_all.deb”

    2) Install “classically” as any other .deb package.

    I just used Dolphin, clicked on the .deb file, and installed using the package installer as proposed.

    3) Exit Firefox.

    4) Kill Firefox task:
    ps -e |grep -i fire

    18509 ? 00:01:13 firefox

    kill 18509 (or the task id, given above)

    That’s all, try Utube to test that flash works!

  • Craig Barnes September 9, 2008, 6:27 pm

    Will somebody PLEASE tell me how to locate where installed plugins are and much more importantly, how to actually run them??!! When I return to the webpage that said a specific plugin was missing, nothing has changed. The message and icon (don’t even know how to describe it) are still there and I still can’t view the video or hear the sound associated with it. Enough with all this installation info and advice, already, please. Doesn’t anybody know how to instruct a complete newbie how to locate and then actually get the ***** plugin or program to run? This is incredibly frustrating trying to get an answer to this on any forum, official documentation, or chat board I’ve been to. I can’t believe Linux users just install programs and then just leave them in whatever location and never actually run or use them.

    Craig Barnes

  • Jennifer Werkhoven September 11, 2008, 5:19 am

    Oh my god. THANK YOU.

  • seph September 11, 2008, 10:09 pm

    ok I am fairly new to ubuntu but have been using it for some time i had youtube working at one time but one day it just didnt work any longer I’ve tried the adobe flash player to no avail i’ve tried updating my plug-in nterminal reads “command not found” i need some help someone let me know this secret

  • migueltherocker October 28, 2008, 10:07 pm

    i get the following error

    “E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem. ”

    help?

  • khalil khan December 21, 2008, 7:17 am

    i unable to install flash player on NIClinux

  • Jomar Sarmiento December 24, 2008, 7:23 pm

    Ok, I’m new to Ubuntu (I’m using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS), and I want to install Flash Player. It successfully installed the Flash Plugin but when I try it on YouTube, MySpace, etc., it doesn’t work.

    Please, can someone help me?

  • Paul Mozarowski December 31, 2008, 2:38 am

    someone at cornell used to have a website where you could just copy and paste directly everything you needed to do to set everything up. Now that person must have been hired to do a job somewhere, and that webpage has disappeared. now i have no idea how to get my flash player to work. it was working before, but now there is version 10, and when i went to update it, it only got so far, and then there was an error, and now nothing works, and there is no cornell site to help me aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh.

  • HollyWood January 7, 2009, 3:52 am

    Apparently there is a bug with the flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu 8.10.

  • Ste January 25, 2009, 8:26 am

    I used the sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree to install flash, it was easy quick and much better then trying to figure out how to install sources. Thank you.

  • FFP February 11, 2009, 3:14 am

    Thank you sooooo much Ste!!!
    So easy and it works
    remember to restart your browser after the install is complete

  • Tatiana February 11, 2009, 10:14 pm

    Hey guys, I’m newbie with Linux. I followed all the instructions and the flash player was installed successfully, although, the plug in does not work at Firefox! It seems like there’s not any plug in here. =( Did I forget something? Thanks everyone!

  • Nanreh Natsuba March 4, 2009, 2:59 am

    Finally, it works! Thanks..

  • elSivestre May 2, 2009, 2:12 am

    it worked for me, on ubuntu 9.4 (64bits) !!!

  • type May 13, 2009, 7:21 am

    ty Jack.

  • Gary May 19, 2009, 12:56 am

    I installed the package but YouTube and other sites still ask me to upgrade to a newer version of Flash. As I recall from several years ago, some versions of Ubuntu are broken regarding the installer. You have to figure out where the files should be and move them there. Still working on mine with a new install of Dapper Drake. It sure would be nice if someone with a tiny bit of real expertise would explain the solution.

  • Vince noir May 19, 2009, 3:51 pm

    E: couldnt find package flashplugin-nonfree

    It cant ever seem to find any thing, using jaunty
    Can anyone help me figure this out.

  • seph May 22, 2009, 2:37 am

    ok The only work around i ever found for this is gnash forget this thread look in your synaptic manager locate gnash and install the newest version as of march this year is gnash 0.8.5 its a software that is fully compatible with linux installing it is somewhat of a hassle but just read the instructions and it should help you all

    I received the same message as vince noir E:package couldnt be found blah blah

    Try gnash if it doesnt work for you simply uninstall it

    GOOD LUCK No one said linux was easy but it sure is fun and rewarding when you finally get something to work

  • skymuss June 3, 2009, 8:57 am

    http://get.adobe.com/de/flashplayer/otherversions/

    deb source of flash player 10

    have fun
    skymuss

    • robert December 11, 2013, 5:50 pm

      Thanks,you help me so much!

  • Andre June 30, 2009, 8:03 pm

    Thx for the tip, this worked for me in ubuntu v9.?? and AMD64 and firefox 3.??
    But I use Opera daily, and in opera it’s not working :(

  • Andre June 30, 2009, 8:40 pm

    This worked for opera9.64 (and firefox they reported), in AMD64 and ubuntu 9.04

    Just download an unzip(I did this in the desktop, where ever this may be):
    wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
    tar -xvzf libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

    Copy the file:
    sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

    and clean up everything:
    rm libflashplayer.so
    rm libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

    • alexandre October 21, 2011, 2:52 am

      this works for firefox too. thank you!

  • Sean July 12, 2009, 3:18 am

    Im having the same problem as mike, and am running EEEBuntu
    ” mike 06.27.08 at 6:59 pm
    i am new to Ubuntu and am trying to install flashplugin i have typed the above 2 lines in, Ubuntu asks for a password I try to type my password in but it wont let me! Can anyone help please? thanks Mike”

  • Ryan July 15, 2009, 5:36 am

    i try to install flash player and no matter what i do it days

    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

  • uday July 22, 2009, 11:26 am

    Hi,
    When I try to install adobe flash player 10 on ubuntu it throws the following error:

    Error: Wrong architecture ‘i386’

    Can anyone help me out in this regard?

  • Art July 30, 2009, 6:51 pm

    What is a terminal (shell prompt) and how do I find it

    thanks

  • DOES NOT WORK WE H8 YOOOO July 31, 2009, 5:09 pm

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

  • Scummothy August 4, 2009, 8:54 am

    “What is a terminal (shell prompt) and how do I find it”
    terminal is the alternative to the graphic user interface, usually found under
    Applications- Accessories. (can vary from OS to OS.)

    but now my issue :)
    have installed flashplayer 10.. have done :

    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    and get message :
    $Building dependency tree
    $ Reading state information… Done
    $ flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
    $ 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Everything seems to say that I have the latest version installed, however, the kicker is that it still won’t work.

    any ideas?

  • Andre August 4, 2009, 11:21 am

    Everything seems to say that I have the latest version installed, however, the kicker is that it still won’t work.

    Just remove the old plugin(s) first. I know they are located on several places, one of them is:
    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    This is also the one and only place where the plugin must be!

    Do a global search on your machine for ‘libflashplayer.so’ and deinstall/remove all of them. You have to search the internet how to do so, sorry.

  • misho August 8, 2009, 6:54 pm

    this is going to sound really really dumb, but in my case, I couldn’t get flash working no matter what I tried, because I never fully closed firefox when I installed flash – the downloads window was still open, so the changes would not apply! that’s sorted now, digging deeper to discover more of the linux secrets :-)

  • raghavendra August 20, 2009, 7:49 am

    Oh its working for me I am really thrilled. Any idea about how to install the Hardy-Mariux 2.0 package. Its just theme like mac osx version. If you have please mail me.

  • Brandon August 23, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Oh my god. Thank you for this writeup.

  • yoyo abdul August 24, 2009, 6:13 pm

    please can anyone help me to install flash on ubunty 5.0.4.
    I’ve run all the instructions that is provided but none of them work.

    Thanks!

  • raghu August 31, 2009, 3:49 pm

    i had problem with lunix before. but after i read and understand this page i solve the problem that my computer had.

  • sujith September 4, 2009, 2:29 am

    hi am new to ubuntu..\

    When I run the first command I get the error message “E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem. ”

    how can I solve this problem ??? can anyone help ? please……

  • Rahul Agrawal September 9, 2009, 2:59 am

    on trying to install is giving error.Plz help…am a new user
    Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (13 Permission denied)

  • S.Chandrasekhar September 16, 2009, 4:34 pm

    Hi–

    Everyone, i am desperate to know how to install flash player in UBUNTU 9.04. I have tried all things by going to the terminal and typing the sudo apt command but i get this error

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree

    Please help me out as soon as you can!!!

    • romeo May 3, 2010, 12:57 am

      i want to install this flash player because it’s the best

  • oliver September 23, 2009, 2:37 pm

    sorry…noob question… how can u all know the code like sudo apt-get and thing? did u all learn yourself or any experience or just randomly create the code? i still messed my terminal with these unfamiliar codes…..

    • nixCraft September 23, 2009, 2:44 pm

      1. Gooogle it
      2. Read the man pages.
      3. Gain experience
      4. Practice

      5. Profit ;)

  • Dennisofnewport October 2, 2009, 3:10 pm

    FlashPlayer

    When I try to open a flash file in Firefox nothing happens, when I try to open a flash file from my desktop I get “ GStreamer encountered a general supporting library error.” what should I do?

    I have followed your instructions to sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree went well.

    thanks

  • Clifford October 6, 2009, 4:12 am

    Best Help Ever for ubuntu!

  • Naman October 7, 2009, 4:23 pm

    i recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 , you tube, etc were not working

    the command worked

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    made everything very simple

  • Kev October 10, 2009, 4:59 pm

    I am really new to Ubuntu, i just downloaded it and trying to get flash player to work. i dont know computers the best so i am trying to figure out in the instructions what “Open the terminal (shell prompt)” means. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  • karthick November 8, 2009, 9:36 pm

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Even after typing this it never works help me

  • ccadenas November 8, 2009, 10:25 pm

    Hi there,

    I am new with ubuntu. I am trying to install flash player because I cannot see videos in youtube. I go to the adobe web site and I download the version for ubuntu…and after that …i click on the file after donwload and doesn’t work.

    I tried the command explained above and I get this message:

    ccadenas@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    [sudo] password for ccadenas:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package flashplugin-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package flashplugin-nonfree has no installation candidate

    Can someone give me a hint????

    Thanks in advance

  • stu November 15, 2009, 4:01 am

    i have tried this allot but all that happens is this

    stewart@stewart-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    [sudo] password for stewart:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree

    help please

    • ak niazi May 6, 2010, 7:53 am

      remove first your buffer and then install again .
      clean ur buffer memory

  • ninjaphysics November 17, 2009, 12:45 am

    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

    works for me.

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree installs something but youtube still asks for adobe plugin.

  • shamal November 19, 2009, 12:02 am

    hi

    The problem is I have already adobe flash and I have been writing this in the terminal
    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    and it was no problem. but I can not still use youtube.
    can somebody help me?

    regards

  • TC November 21, 2009, 5:04 am

    Ok so this is my problem…I instaled the flash player just fine about 2 weeks ago. everything was working. I had to reboot my computer to factory settings recently and videos still play and if i go to playlist.com songs will play but when i go to my myspace its says “In order to listen or view this content you will have to upgrade your version of Flash.” so im confused… I tried to put the sound code but it says it already exists. Can someone PLEASE help me

    Thanks
    -TC

  • Shane November 26, 2009, 3:18 pm

    i tried to install the .gib file of flash and i get this error after about 3 seconds Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libnspr4-dev i need help!!!!!!!!!

  • lior November 26, 2009, 4:58 pm

    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

  • TC November 29, 2009, 9:28 am

    can someone please help! its saying 1 newly installed and 17 not upgraded :/ very confused

    lateecia@lateecia:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    [sudo] password for lateecia:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Suggested packages:
    konqueror-nsplugins libflashsupport msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    flashplugin-nonfree
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/18.9kB of archives.
    After this operation, 168kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Preconfiguring packages …
    Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
    (Reading database … 96171 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from …/flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.152.0ubuntu0netbook1_lpia.deb) …
    Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (9.0.152.0ubuntu0netbook1) …
    Downloading…
    –02:25:01– http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/current/9/install_flash_player_9.tar.gz
    => `./install_flash_player_9.tar.gz’
    Resolving download.macromedia.com… 96.7.99.191
    Connecting to download.macromedia.com|96.7.99.191|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 3,057,910 (2.9M) [application/x-gzip]

    0K ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. 1% 335.38 KB/s
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    02:25:17 (187.83 KB/s) – `./install_flash_player_9.tar.gz’ saved [3057910/3057910]

    Download done.
    md5sum mismatch install_flash_player_9.tar.gz
    The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

    lateecia@lateecia:~$

  • drew December 8, 2009, 12:11 am

    i done all of the above but when it ask for my like this ([sudo] password for drew)
    i enter my password and it says something like password failed because its already in use, please i really need help i love ubuntu i dnt want to have to go back to windows xp

  • Brownie December 18, 2009, 1:13 am

    Hey.

    I am running Ubuntu Hardy Herron 8.04.
    I did the code in the terminal and it looked like it worked fine, no errors, it said: “The Flash plugin is installed”.
    I go on Youtube and it didn’t work, I tried myspace video, still didn’t work.
    What should I do?

  • kaos murah halal December 25, 2009, 7:08 pm

    this realy usefull

  • jay January 15, 2010, 5:25 pm

    when ever i am watching videos on the internet and i put fullsreen mode the picture begins to freeze. can someone please help me

  • buddy24 January 19, 2010, 1:40 pm

    wow !! works perfect….

  • saravanan February 14, 2010, 9:16 pm

    It worked for me. Thank you very much sir.

  • Filip February 17, 2010, 8:39 am

    In our shool in terminal we have a password how can we find out what is the password

  • Hayden Shelton February 18, 2010, 8:37 am

    Hey I’m a newbie to ubuntu as well. If you’re super new, forget the shell prompt. Simply go to the flash player download site, select the .deb file to download and save it. Once it’s complete, simply double click on the .deb and install the package. This worked for me and I’ve only been using Ubuntu for 2 hours!

    • Robert September 8, 2010, 1:25 pm

      in ubuntu, saying “forget the shell prompt” is the wrong idea. if your only looking for a graphical user interface OS then switch back to Microsoft windows. since most programs that install need root, youll need to get used to using terminal, or you will get access denied. not all programs even have a linux version of what you want. get used to using the teminal or it will be your mistake

      • Pach September 11, 2012, 4:16 am

        ^^^^ swag

      • Jones September 11, 2012, 10:45 pm

        Dude, chill. We were all newbies once.

  • sachin February 18, 2010, 9:45 am

    It worked for me… visited allot of other sites but all the solutions failed.. and yours worked on the very first go … thnx allot…. everytime I get these issues I always think of switching to windows and solutions like yours change my mind :) … thnxx…..

  • Rocka April 4, 2010, 8:29 am

    i tried to install the newest flash which is flash player 10 but first i had a problem where i cant get to dispose flashplayer 9 in about:plugins.. but i managed to do so afterwards and now i cant install the new flash player 10.. i need help! thanks!

  • edwardo April 7, 2010, 11:50 pm

    Hayden nailed it—ive been pulling my hair out—-get the .deb file—automatically installs—everything working like a champ

  • Jack April 29, 2010, 1:32 am

    Worked great for me!

  • CJtheComedian May 26, 2010, 6:47 pm

    Excellent! Thank you!

  • Vsevolod Novikov June 27, 2010, 6:52 pm

    The “aoss” trick is not necessary for Flash Player of current version (10.1, I don’t know what about previous versions). I’ve found a problem in the ALSA config: wrong device number for the default device. Just apply the following patch to /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf:

    — alsa.conf.orig 2010-06-27 22:23:58.000000000 +0400
    +++ alsa.conf 2010-06-27 22:50:30.000000000 +0400
    @@ -60,8 +60,8 @@
    # show extended name hints
    defaults.namehint.extended off
    #
    -defaults.ctl.card 0
    -defaults.pcm.card 0
    +defaults.ctl.card 1
    +defaults.pcm.card 1
    defaults.pcm.device 0
    defaults.pcm.subdevice -1
    defaults.pcm.nonblock 1
    @@ -100,14 +100,14 @@
    # truncate files via file or tee PCM
    defaults.pcm.file_format “raw”
    defaults.pcm.file_truncate true
    -defaults.rawmidi.card 0
    +defaults.rawmidi.card 1
    defaults.rawmidi.device 0
    defaults.rawmidi.subdevice -1
    -defaults.hwdep.card 0
    +defaults.hwdep.card 1
    defaults.hwdep.device 0
    defaults.timer.class 2
    defaults.timer.sclass 0
    -defaults.timer.card 0
    +defaults.timer.card 1
    defaults.timer.device 0
    defaults.timer.subdevice 0

  • Mr Nooby-Pants July 4, 2010, 3:52 am

    Thanks, I can watch porn again!!! :P
    Linux is really weird, sometimes it is an enigma and other times it is so ridiculously simple it doesn’t even make sense.

    One thing I can’t understand is how you install things that you’ve already downloaded, it is so strange to me that you can download anything from anywhere with one line and yet getting something that is right on my hard drive to install seems to be a big effort.
    Maybe it isn’t and you can help…

    Thanks again

  • emma cooper July 5, 2010, 10:25 pm

    PLEASE HELP! not very good with computers, trying to install adobe flash player on my computer with linux. It won’t even let me type in the shell prompt on the terminal…. what now??????

  • thomas July 29, 2010, 8:26 pm

    I am new to UbUnTu. All this makes no sense. Is it possible to install a player or listen to MuSaC? In US English Please….

  • Timy August 11, 2010, 3:11 am

    Thank you Hayden. I am totally new to Ubuntu. I always avoid to use the shell prompt because it’s really frustating. Haha.
    Thanks God I don’t have to use it

  • Valerie September 8, 2010, 8:50 pm

    I have installed it.. and it works, for the most part.
    I am still getting told I Need flash player installed for bbc’s iplayer tv to work.
    Any ideas? Thank you.

  • philison November 9, 2010, 4:18 am

    Hi there I have just downloaded the flash player and did all the commands on the terminal but while trying to play i got the following message.. The adobe flash plugin has crashed…..and the thing woun’t work. Could someone help me?

    The adobe flash plugin has crashed

    thanks

  • VigilentPenis November 16, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Hi brothers and Linux-orgy systers,

    Here’s the updated version of the install script (modified the download location of the libflashplayer.so)#!/bin/bash
    # Script created by
    # Romeo-Adrian Cioaba romeo.cioaba@spotonearth.com
    # Super minor updates by jason.melton[at]gmail[dot]com
    # Updates by Alejandro Cuervo 3[at]cuervo[dot]net
    # Released under GPL

    echo “Closing Firefox”
    sudo killall -9 firefox

    echo “Downloading and instaling Getlibs for required libraries”
    wget http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs-all.deb
    sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb

    echo “Removing previous installs of flash:”
    sudo apt-get remove -y –purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
    sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
    sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

    echo “Installing ia32-libs and nspluginwrapper”
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs nspluginwrapper

    echo “Getting libs”
    sudo getlibs -p libcurl3
    sudo getlibs -p libnss3-1d
    sudo getlibs -p libnspr4-0d

    echo “Installing Flash Player 10”
    cd ~
    wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
    tar zxvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
    sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    rm -rf ~/install_flash_player_10_linux/
    sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

    echo “Linking the libraries so that firefox can see them.”
    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/

    echo “Done :-)”
    echo “You may re-start Firefox now”

    If I made any mistakes feel free to correct them but at me Flash 10 works fine on my Ubuntu 64-bit.

    Be vigilent! :)

  • NestorV December 5, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and later
    Use the Adobe Flash PPA and install the flashplugin64-installer package. You can do this by copying and pasting the following into a TERMINAL :
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

    You will need to restart your browser after installing for Flash to work.
    Info from: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash

    • Venci January 10, 2011, 8:29 pm

      men you are ginius! 10 hours and nothing. only two lines and you are ready (happy)

  • tsharnii December 15, 2010, 3:04 pm

    2 issues

    1 sound problem, message says device was removed, this is not the case but there’s some conflict, still on boot up i hear the start up tune but when i try utube i hear nothing.

    2 Magic Jack not working, not sync.

    any idea how to resolve?

    Please and thanks

  • bracha February 13, 2011, 7:16 am

    i have hardy heron (8.04) and trying to install flash player.
    so put the command in the terminal, and got this reply:
    bash: sudo: command not found
    bracha@bracha:~$

    anyone?
    im not really good with this system yet, so please speak English, not computer lingo ;)

  • Elvewyn March 4, 2011, 11:59 am

    I installed flash player by going on a youtube video and clicking “find missing plug-in”.
    It worked fine for a day, then videos started showing up in black and white, sometimes even showing only half the screen. I completely reinstalled Ubuntu 10.04 and installed it again, but today I have the same problem. What can I do to keep flash player from doing that? I don’t want to reinstall Ubuntu every single day o.O

  • Murp March 28, 2011, 4:35 pm

    I didn’t read to carefully and wrote:

    $ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
    $ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

    in the terminal; but I have unbuntu 10.1

    Does it matter and how do I revert it?

  • arjay March 30, 2011, 11:50 pm

    arjay@arjay-HP-G56-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for arjay:
    root@arjay-HP-G56-Notebook-PC:/home/arjay# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    can somebody help me with this?? pls help im new to ubuntu!
    by the way my ubuntu is 64bit

    • mgon3 December 5, 2011, 5:39 am

      just go on mozilla and go on menu look for addons and just type flash u should find all your plugins there is easier like that

  • Elvewyn April 2, 2011, 10:59 am

    Just wanted to say that after an update flash player is now running problem free. Thank god, too. I didn’t wanna mess about with the terminal too much (<– New Linux User)

  • manish April 15, 2011, 4:18 am

    error -unable to locate package

  • msd April 24, 2011, 10:16 am

    hi
    iam using lunux ubuntu.i trying to install flash player iam gettig error mentioned below…i need help……….plz

    [sudo] password for abcd:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      guile-1.8-libs
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-installer
    Suggested packages:
      xulrunner-1.9 konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-bitstream-vera
      ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
    Need to get 22.2kB of archives.
    After this operation, 233kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? n
    E: Some packages could not be authenticated
    abcd@vamsi:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      guile-1.8-libs
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-installer
    Suggested packages:
      xulrunner-1.9 konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-bitstream-vera
      ttf-dejavu ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 64 not upgraded.
    Need to get 22.2kB of archives.
    After this operation, 233kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
      Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse flashplugin-installer 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
      Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1
      Unable to connect to 000.000.000.000:http:
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-installer_10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb  Could not connect to 000.000.000.000:80 (0.0.0.0). - connect (111: Connection refused)
    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_10.1.102.65ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb  Unable to connect to 000.000.000.000:http:
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
    
  • Dinesh May 31, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Hey thank u guys now my problem is solved Ya

  • satish July 20, 2011, 3:36 pm

    Guyz.. iam new to ubuntu .I have downloaded latest flashplayer for linux.when i extracted it i got libflashplayer.so but i don’t know how to install it .please help me
    thanks..

  • Graham August 11, 2011, 1:11 am

    And this is why Linux will never be mainstream.

    • dave October 14, 2011, 2:53 pm

      that’s likely a good thing. if it became mainstream, we would have to pay for it and/or subscribe to an antivirus protection service.

  • wrongname August 29, 2011, 5:03 am

    i have ubuntu 10.10 in sony 64 bit. in it flash player is not working. give me some solution

  • aka September 2, 2011, 6:09 pm

    i have ubuntu 11.04 in sony 64 bit. in it flash player is not working. give me some solution

  • swamidas September 21, 2011, 9:39 am

    nice job

  • dave October 14, 2011, 3:12 pm

    VERSION : Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
    COMPUTER : Gateway ZE6 ( Best Buy )
    MAIN PROBLEM : no flash player
    SECONDARY PROBLEM : E: Couldn’t find package flashplugin-nonfree
    SOLUTION : System–>Administration–>Synaptic Package Manager–>Settings–>Repositories .. on the first tab ‘ Ubuntu Software ‘ under ‘Downloadable from the Internet ‘ the box for source code was not checked. i checked this and also changed the ‘Downloadable from: ‘ box to ‘ Main Server ‘ from ‘ Server in the United States ‘. Worked for me, hope it helps you.

  • Dirac October 16, 2011, 10:58 pm

    I’m still a bit of a noob on Ubuntu.

    I typed this into the terminal:

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    It seemed to have gotten the job done, so I went back to firefox and back to youtube to watch my videos. It displayed this:

    Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.

    So I clicked on “Install Missing plugins,” and this is what it displayed:

    No suitable plugins were found.

    Everything was working fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu v11.1. What’s wrong and how do I fix it? I’d like to use youtube as a music player again.

    • Dirac October 24, 2011, 1:12 am

      NVM, I figured it out. I have to type in the command to remove the flash player, then type in the command to add it. Otherwise, I’m stuck with the old one.

  • Rob October 17, 2011, 2:19 pm

    Craig wrote:
    > Doesn’t anybody know how to instruct a complete newbie how to locate and then actually get the ***** plugin or program to run? <
    ——-
    Nope Craig. Welcome to the looking glass world of Ubuntu/Linux where straightforward things like installing a simple flash plugin can take you hours or even days and your unlikely to get a simple step by step guide that actually works.

    I'm an IT tech to trade and I've tried several times over the years to get into using Ubuntu/Linux. It all looks great when you first boot these systems up, but the trouble starts when you want to install or upgrade stuff, even simple stuff becomes time wastingly hard. Thats why I always end up going back to the relative sanity of Windows XP where I can install flash player in 30 seconds with a double click of the exe. file. No fuss, no hassle, and before you say it, no viruses either.

    Ubuntu/Linux is good in theory, or if you're a geek willing to waste tons of time and effort on learning and inputting codes (which DOS users used to do over 15 years ago).

  • Claro Costa Rica October 27, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Thanks for the info, I was trying to update this for a while now and this was helpful

  • Dana October 31, 2011, 4:57 am

    its working…
    thankx…

  • mgon3 December 5, 2011, 5:42 am

    IF U HAVE PROBLEMS GO ON MOZILLA MENU AND GO TO ADDONS FROM THERE U SHOULD TYPE FLASH I U SHOULD GET UR PLUGINS AUTOMATIC THEN DOING ALL THAT WORK MAKE SURE U UPDATE AND IN UPDATE MANAGER U COULD LOOK FOR FLASH PLAYER AND ALL PLUGINS AND DRIVERS U NEED

  • Bebhinn December 12, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Hey there,

    I found that when I got into the command window and typed in the code it didn’t work, for those of you with the same problem, here’s the solution:

    1. Be more awesome.
    2. Drop the dollar sign, it should look like this:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree.

    You’re welcome.

  • nick December 26, 2011, 12:50 am

    Command works, but does not get flash working. Would like some help installing flash 11 on backtrack 5 R 1 64 bit. Thanks.

  • sachinthe December 29, 2011, 3:19 pm

    thank you…that’s working

  • funky May 23, 2012, 6:26 pm

    Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sun May 6 04:00:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    1 just download install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
    2 extract it
    3 put libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    so that you get /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    DONE:
    works even w/o restarting firefox 15
    check about:plugins
    you should see: Shockwave Flash file:libflashplayer.so

    • oldtechy April 6, 2013, 5:05 pm

      Thank you Funky. I have spent many hours trying to get my Ub’ 10.10 laptop to run Flash_player after a re-install, and your instructions cured my problem.
      I am an old engineer – slowing down I fear – but its nice to meet someone who
      understands !!!
      I refuse to shift to Ubuntu 12 as I like the simplicity of using 10.10.

  • Owain March 30, 2013, 2:24 am

    I tried everything to get flash player to work on Firefox.

    Tried clicking “update” whe it whinged about having a missing plugin.

    Tried the sudo approach. But that involved a lot of messing about with files and directories, I found. Plus the Adobe site isn’t very useful to Linux users.

    So I found the simplist solution of all… click SOFTWARE MANAGER… search for “adobe flash” and hit INSTALL.

    Simples.

  • Uthkarsh May 15, 2013, 5:32 am

    Thank you very much! The very first instruction works flawlessly.

  • harry d August 15, 2013, 6:14 am

    How do you install the flashplayer 11 linus.1386.tar.gz after downloading it with Firefox? What is the right command line?

  • Elizabeth October 30, 2013, 3:00 pm

    when i type it in it asks for my password, i type it in and hit enter but it says elizabeth is not in sudoers file. this incident will be reported
    What can i do?

  • wysla February 19, 2014, 3:04 pm

    it is so simple just copy the following command(below) onto your terminal, ubuntu will ask for your password then hit enter the after it finishes installation restart your browser

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

  • Shiko July 11, 2014, 12:49 pm

    I am trying to install an updated version of Plugins for my Mozilla Firefox on terminal using the command
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    but it brings me an error
    Package flashplugin-nonfree is a virtual package provided by:
    adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.378-0precise1
    flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.394ubuntu0.12.04.1
    You should explicitly select one to install.
    E: Package ‘flashplugin-nonfree’ has no installation candidate
    PLEASE HELP

  • Mike August 11, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Doesn’t work.

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