Install Flash 10 Under Ubuntu Linux 64 bit Edition

by on October 21, 2008 · 212 comments· LAST UPDATED October 3, 2009

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I've already written about installing Flash player 10 under 32 bit version. But, couple of our readers asked about installing Flash player 10 final version under Ubuntu Linux 64 bit edition. This small post will cover flash 10 Ubuntu Linux 64 bit installation.

Update [Oct-03-2009]: Please use this updated script for Ubuntu Linux 9.04 or above.

Alejandro has published a shell script to automate entire process. Open terminal and type the following command to install Flash 10 under 64 bit edition (please exit any browsers you may have running):
$ wget http://queleimporta.com/downloads/flash10_en.sh
$ sudo bash ./flash10_en.sh

Fire a Firefox and type about:plugins to verify installation:

Fig.01: Ubuntu Linux flash 10 in action

Fig.01: Ubuntu Linux flash 10 in action


Alternatively, visit Youtube to see flash videos.

A note about RHEL / CentOS / Fedora Linux 64 bit version

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1 Mircea Postolache October 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Just installed it on my 8.04 64 bit. No problems during install script and it works just fine. Thanks a lot!

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2 Kostas Beli October 23, 2008 at 5:09 pm

How can I uninstall it ?.. It didn’t work for me and no flash is played.

Thanks

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3 nixCraft October 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Try

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
sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs nspluginwrapper

HTH

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4 Anjanesh October 28, 2008 at 5:06 am

Thanks – was searching for this for a long time !

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5 Tim Wong November 5, 2008 at 6:53 am

Just 2 lines, and it worked perfectly on my Ubuntu 8.10-64. Thank you!

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6 Simon November 7, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Worked perfectly

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7 Michael November 12, 2008 at 5:40 am

Thanks for this! Worked for Ubuntu 8.10-64. No problems at all. Still no dailyshow.com, but hey..

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8 John K. November 15, 2008 at 2:55 am

Excellent work. Thanks, big time!

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9 Robin November 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Works like a bomb! Thank you very much Alejandro for the script & Vivek for publicizing it here.

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10 Anjanesh November 16, 2008 at 4:23 am

This also downloads i386 packages of various libraries like libcurl3 etc.
If the 64-bit versions are already installed then does will they clash ?

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11 Dave November 18, 2008 at 1:11 am

Uninstalled my (working) version of Flash 9 and failed to replace it with 10. Great.

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12 Carlos Fernando November 20, 2008 at 4:32 am

Thanks a lot. A 2 seconds’ installation. Worked on my Ubuntu 8.10 64.

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13 Kyle Amadio November 29, 2008 at 8:14 am

Tried this but it did not work. The only thing that work is every time I logon on have to execute a script to re-link the 64bit Alpha version of libflashplayer.so.

It’s very consistent, logon start Firefox 3.04 and .flv files will not play.

If I then open a terminal and execute these two commands and then Press F5 .flv files play. (Test site is http://www.abc.net.au)

cp ‘/home/kylea/Documents/Custom Packages – Linux/FireFox Add Ons/libflashplayer.so’ /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins

ln -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so

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14 Adler December 6, 2008 at 5:10 am

That will install the x86 version of Flash 10. To install the x64, go to Adobe’s website and download Flash 64 for linux and untar it to ‘~/.mozilla/plugins’.

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15 DJP December 6, 2008 at 7:36 pm

A big thanks to the author of the script. Working fine here..

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16 Daniel December 6, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Thanks for this excellent script!

Worked flawlessly!

Cheers

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17 fulano December 10, 2008 at 4:07 pm

great script. It did work to me. Thanks fellow

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18 Andrej December 17, 2008 at 5:16 am

Awesome! THanks! Great script!

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19 Mike Feravolo December 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

Thanks,

Now I can see the Brightkite.com “Wall” on my real computer an 1st gen. Opteron with 4GB Ram runnning Ubuntu/64Bit Verision

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20 dan spisak December 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm

Hello. I tried the above installation schemes and they were partially successful. I can receive video on youtube but no audio. I cannot receive streaming audio from KXPR FM radio. I can receive Stockwatch video on the Excite website. I also tried Adobe’s new 64-bit flash plugin with the same results. I can hear audio when using MPlayer so I know the sound card works.

Ant ideas? TIA

Dan

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21 Mark Tustin December 24, 2008 at 7:57 am

This worked great for me under Ubuntu 8.10 64bit.

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22 Jill December 27, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Hey thanks for the nice simple instructions and the script. :)

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23 Jasdemi January 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Works fine, thank you! :)

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24 Mirko January 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Hmm, I think the most annoying part of this all is that just so many sites are depending on the proprietary flash player. I can see the benefit when it comes to vector-based graphics, animations, and rich client apps. But why do video sites like many TV stations, YouTube etc. just assume that you have flash installed? wouldn’t it be much simpler to just embed an H.264 / MPEG4 video URL into an <object> tag on their site, so anyone can use the player they want?
Is there any technical advantage of flash video in general over an open standard like H.264, or is it just the web designers getting soothed by Adobe’s marketing blurb?

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25 xulsolar January 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Just install libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and ./mozilla/plugins

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26 someinternetjerk January 19, 2009 at 5:47 am

thanks for the guide guy

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27 Richard January 19, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Tried this but no luck. Got the following script errors:

install_flash_player_10_linux/
install_flash_player_10_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer *** ERROR: libnss3.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Linking the libraries so that firefox can see them.
Done :-)
You may re-start Firefox now

Seeing no flash plugin at all by running: about:plugins. About to try clearing /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and ~/.mozilla/plugins and copying the so file to those directories.

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28 Richard January 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Nope didn’t help still no evidence of a flash plugin at all by running about:plugins. Mystified… Ubuntu 8.04. Installed from a 7.10 flash drive boot and then upgraded online.

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29 karl January 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Thanks a ton for the script, everything is working perfectly!

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30 Cory January 30, 2009 at 4:10 am

Thank you very much. Worked perfectly.
8.10 64bit Toshiba L355-S7812, X3100.

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31 Aaron February 5, 2009 at 4:16 am

Thank you and I love you.

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32 Dan February 19, 2009 at 2:02 am

Thanks, works like a charm!

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33 Octav February 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Works nice. Thanks.

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34 .k February 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Like most of the others : thanks, it works!

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35 Diabolic Preacher February 25, 2009 at 11:32 am

I just can’t thank you enough for finally pointing us towards a no-hassles working script to get flash for 64 bit. its always been a pipe dream on 64 bit. shall i wait for adobe? shall i try out some gnashing and klashing? Shall I downgrade to a 32 bit distro (I’ve no reason not to :P ) ? How do I get 32 bit plugins on my 64bit firefox, but atlast I did. Thanks to that open source script. Going thru the script, I did notice there wasn’t any instruction for removing klash which I had installed on my kubuntu, but that seems to not have had any impact, as right now i’m using the google talk sidebar gadget.
Thanks once again :)

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36 Kevin B March 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

I agree. That worked out well for me. Just remember to remove the old flash first.

Adler: That will install the x86 version of Flash 10. To install the x64, go to Adobe’s website and download Flash 64 for linux and untar it to ‘~/.mozilla/plugins’.

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37 Nicholas March 18, 2009 at 6:17 am

Thank you so much for posting this. I just started using Ubuntu today, and I had no idea what I was doing.

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38 bluntman March 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

top stuff mate. alejandro/you can have a joint on me ;-)

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39 espo March 21, 2009 at 12:56 am

worked on Jaunty Jackalope!!

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40 hanu March 25, 2009 at 10:13 am

wow…….. Its working with simple two steps. I am looking for this long time. Thank you authors

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41 CK March 30, 2009 at 12:43 am

THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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42 Cazanonymous1020 April 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Wonderful. Finally have working Flash Player on my Wubi Ubuntu 8.10. Thanks so much! This really is the answer to 64-bit Linux Flash Player problems.

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43 Matt April 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Thank you! Hulu wasn’t working on my computer this morning, but this fixed it right up!

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44 Steve April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Just run this on a newly upgraded system, from 8.04 to 9.04 Beta (Jaunty Jackalope) – worked perfectly. Great work – many thanks!!

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45 Charles April 10, 2009 at 3:17 am

WORKS! THNX!

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46 stib April 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

This script works flawlessly. One addition I did is to add “firefox” right at the end so that it automagically starts firefox when it finishes.

@mirko One advantage of using flash is that you can (in theory) embed your media so that it’s not so easily available for download as posting a movie file. Also you can customise the controls and add interactivity to the playback that just embedding a movie object wouldn’t let you do. An example is the way spewtube adds thumbnails of related videos after the video you watch, and the way the playback controls can be made to appear when you hover over the screen. I’d love to see an open source alternative to flash, but it ain’t here yet.

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47 Xavi April 20, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Brillinat, simple, quick, efficient.
working out of the box rfor Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (amb 64 bits)
Thanks heaps! :-)

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48 do...! April 22, 2009 at 7:31 am

like so many others on top, Thank You so much for the script. i’ll try to learn more from now on. cheers

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49 Mark Buckingham April 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for script – worked perfik!

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50 Jon April 26, 2009 at 5:17 am

Thanks. That was a breeze!

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51 Mark April 27, 2009 at 8:26 am

Great, it works a treat, saved me no end of bother trying to track down the problem
Your hard work is much appreciated

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52 Andrux April 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

So efficient!!!!! worked for me on ubuntu 9.0.4 64 bit :D!!
Thanks a lot!

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53 flax April 27, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I was pulling my hair out trying to get it to work. This was simple and worked like a charm. No more firefox crashes!!! I really appreciate it.

Ubuntu 9.0.4 64bit w/ ext4

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54 markodeablo April 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Fantastic script, ran this on my Ubuntu 9.04 x64 and works like a dream, I now will hardly ever need to boot into windows :-)

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55 playerstreet@gmail.com April 29, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thanks, worked like a charm!

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56 shazam1203 May 3, 2009 at 10:38 pm

thanks worked great on my ubuntu 9.04 X64 ur awesome!!!!

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57 DrewDog May 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm

This worked! It rocks! Thanks a bunch!
DrewDog

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58 squirrelian May 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Perfect, painless (or would have been if I’d found you first, doh – bookmarked now). Thank you very, very much! 9.04 64 bit

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59 Andy May 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Brilliant – Thank you!!! Keep up the good work :)

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60 Beaker_ May 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Dead straight forward – Worked straight away on my 9.0.4 64bit!

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61 Ana May 21, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Thank you a lot!

It worked perfectly

Cheers,
Ana

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62 Godzilla68 May 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Thanks a MILLION!!! It worked beautifully!

jj

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63 a4r0n June 4, 2009 at 2:54 am

Worked beautifully. For noobs like myself, remember not to cut the “$” when you cut and paste or you’ll get an error.

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64 Rohan June 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Many many thanks I am now watching flash movies instead of a blank screen on Ubuntu 9.04 no problems!

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65 Sander June 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Thanks a lot, I’ve tried to install flash through synaptic but that didn’t do a lot, now it finally works on Ubuntu 9.04. I say it again: THANK YOU.

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66 Madcyclist June 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Cheers,

Worked perfectly on Ubuntu 9.04, hopefully my dual boot days will soon be over !!

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67 bingorabbit June 14, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Thanks a lot, Worked greatly here on Ubuntu 9.04 too :)

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68 potteryfreak June 19, 2009 at 2:53 am

Thank you – worked a treat with Firefox 3.5 beta / Ubuntu 9.04

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69 jimdandy June 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Thanks very much for this script. Worked great on Jaunty and FF 3.0.11

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70 MercinovA June 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Worked PERFECT on my Debian-5.0-2.6.26-amd64!!

Many Thanks!! : )

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71 uros June 24, 2009 at 10:07 pm

This flash player for linux has a bug. It can work it can show some files but has a bug because of which I can not do right click on flash and do settings! It freezes at that time.

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72 Pat Bloomfield June 27, 2009 at 10:35 am

Wow, this is fantastic!

I have only recently turned to Linux Ubuntu out of frustration with Vista. After installing the 64 bit version on my laptop I was starting to think I had made a bad decision when things taken for granted in Firefox stopped working.

Creating video slide show is a key task in marketing my business so this is really important to me.

Thank you very much for creating the scripts and writing this page!

Pat Bloomfield

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73 Dror June 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm

So simple and works great!
million thanks
(-:

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74 Pitchizig July 2, 2009 at 1:30 am

Thank you!
Worked perfectly.
(AMD64 3200+, Ubuntu 9.04, Firefox 3.5)

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75 Michael Rooney July 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

Thanks for the guide, though before doing this I’d recommend trying the experimental native 64-bit Flash that Adobe offers at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html /

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76 reini July 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

yeha thanks!!!!

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77 Alberto July 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I fixed the script so that it uses the debugger version on 64-bit machine. It works really well. Can anyone tell me where to upload these changes?

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78 nixCraft July 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

You can just paste it here (put btw <pre> shell script </pre>) tag.

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79 Son Tan September 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

can you sent me your scirpt Alberto? I try but I can’t install debuger.
my email: tbson87@gmail.com
thanks

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80 anextx July 3, 2009 at 1:08 am

good GOD – i cannot tell you how many different things i tried to get flash to work on 64bit 9.04. had all kinds of problems: first it didnt work at all, then it would work on some pages (like youtube) but not many others, then i got it to work on some other pages (but when it couldnt play a video or ad firefox would crash)… i eventually had to use the flashblock add-on just so i could surf the net without the browser crashing from random ads.

but now, as with everyone else above, it finally seems to be working like it should – and i was this close to giving up and trying the 32bit distro…

thank you so much!

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81 Roberto July 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Thank you very much, worked fine for me on Ubu 9.04 and had been trying many different non-working solutions ;)

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82 Dale July 7, 2009 at 4:42 am

Thanks for the easy fix tried others this was easy and effective…Big Thanks:)

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83 Smudge July 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Brilliant, worked first time on my Jaunty 64bit. Now I can play all the silly flash games I stumbleupon :)

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84 Ron July 19, 2009 at 1:29 am

All I get when trying to install is COMMAND NOT FOUND!

I downloaded the .SO file from Adobe’s site and I have NO clue as to where it needs to go.

People keep saying linux is now ready for prime time and I keep trying it on and off and every time I come back, I really don’t see much improvement in that arena.

And I read the Mr. Shuttleworth want to become bigger than the Mac OSX… well, maybe in his DREAMS!!! This OS is SOOOO far from EVER catching up to the Mac OSX, it isn’t even funny.

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85 Enzo July 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

This didn’t work for me, but after enabling the universe rep, it installed through Firefox (when going to a flash site), on it’s own just fine.
This is on 9.04 Ubuntu

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86 Chad August 4, 2009 at 2:39 am

“HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
2009-08-03 22:38:28 ERROR 404: Not Found.

dpkg: error processing getlibs-all.deb (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
getlibs-all.deb”

Thanks for the effort though…

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87 AMTec August 4, 2009 at 8:19 am

Is this really required any more ?
Adobe has launched beta version of 64-bit flash player.
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

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88 Miche August 18, 2009 at 12:57 am

I struggled a lot before to solve the issue.
None of the above worked (command line, manual position of the shared library). Finally, I removed all the flash plugins and re-installed the 10 via synaptic. Simple and efficient, or, better, the only way I could solve the problem.
Thanks for you post.

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89 danielsue September 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

Thank you, it works perfectly in ubuntu 8.10 AMD64 edition

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90 Jon Nicholson September 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm

For anyone who tried the script and it didn’t work: I think the easiest way to install Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu is to go to the Adobe Labs website and download the 64 bit TAR.GZ file, double-click it to extract the libflashplayer.so file, and copy that file into your “plugins” folder in your browser folder.
For my installation of Firefox, there was no existing “plugins” folder, so I had to create a folder named “plugins” in the .mozilla folder, and just paste the .so file into the “plugins” folder. Very easy.
Remember, for newbies, you have to go to the View menu on your folder window and check the Show Hidden Files option to be able to see the .mozilla (or other browser) folder. My user name is “jon”, so the complete path to paste the .so file into was:
//home/jon/.mozilla/plugins/

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91 Bill September 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Mr. Nicholson..
Thank you. You solution is so simple, as to be unbelievable. The only thing you might consider adding is that firefox has to be restarted afterwards to load the plugin before it starts working.

I have yet to understand why Ubuntu doesn’t support upgrading minor versions of firefox. Nor does firefox install correctly when their instructions on mozilla/firefox’s website are followed (on 64-bit machines).

This is exactly why linux will never be mainstream. A normal computer user would never jump through the hoops that linux makes a person jump through for something that should be 1 mouse click.

I think a new distro needs to be put together and it should be called “1-click”. Hopefully it won’t conflict with Amazon’s, ebays (?) patents… :)

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92 Morgan September 23, 2009 at 3:23 am

This script did not work for me on Alpha 6 of 9.10
I believe this is the error thats preventing it from completing

libflashplayer.so
cp: cannot stat `install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so’: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so is not a valid NPAPI plugin

Any ideas?

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93 wewa September 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Sadly script did not work for me with the following script error at the end:

2009-09-23 12:39:41 (64.9 KB/s) – `install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz’ saved [4044751/4044751]

libflashplayer.so
cp: cannot stat `install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so’: No such file or directory
nspluginwrapper: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so is not a valid NPAPI plugin
Linking the libraries so that firefox can see them.
Done :-)
You may re-start Firefox now

I also tried manually dragging in libflashplayer.so file as Jon Nicholson suggested but that did not work also.
Firefox about:plugins showed no plugins installed.
Using Firefox 3.5.3 using ubuntuzilla, and the following hardware:
emachines D620 AMD Athlon 64, Jaunty 9.04 64 installed dual boot NTFS using WUBI.

Linux has come a long way, but still longer road to travel before it becomes a viable alternative to the evil empire.

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94 Jon Nicholson September 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Wewa — As mentioned by Bill, did you reboot after placing libflashplayer.so in the “plugins” folder? He’s right about that being essential to make that method work.

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95 Damien October 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

This still works fine on Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope as of Sept 2009 –
BUT you have to fix a path in the script. The script downloads the flash player from the Internet and unpacks it. The directory structure inside the flash player archive has changed, is why it is breaking now. Before the flash player plugin (libflashplayer.so) was inside a folder called “install_flash_player”, and now it just unpacks into the current directory.

All this results in the script exploding with the error reported by wewa. But if you fix the path in the script, it works like magic again.

To do this, first download the script from this page, then edit it and search for the section starting with: echo "Installing Flash Player 10":

Replace these two lines:

sudo cp install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf ~/install_flash_player_10_linux/

with this one line:

sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

So the whole section now looks like this:


echo "Installing Flash Player 10"
cd ~
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sudo cp install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf ~/install_flash_player_10_linux/
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Now save it, remember to chmod 755 it it’s runnable, and run it with: sudo ./flash10_en.sh

restart firefox and voila, working flash!! Awesome!!

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96 Damien October 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Oops, I pasted the old version into the “So now the whole section looks like this” part at the end. The instructions are still correct.

To avoid any confusion, here is the FULL WORKING SCRIPT, just copy and paste into a new file, chmod 755 it and run it!

#!/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
# more very minor updates by damien[at]groovey[dot]com
# 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://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
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"

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97 Michel July 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Thanks a ton.

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98 erik August 12, 2010 at 7:33 am

After trying to manually install Flash player for Ubuntu AMD64 several times and failing this worked like a charm. It even uninstalled the previous failed attempts.

Big time saver!! Thanks a ton!

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99 Nevrona November 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Thank you very-very much!! Tried to get flash player from Adobe site directly, but with no success at all… So you’re just my savior! Thanks!

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100 jeff December 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

This was a huge help. Thank you very much!

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101 Jan Korčák October 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

Thanks a lot man. The new script works great.

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102 nixCraft October 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

@ Damien,

Thanks for posting the updated version.

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103 zach October 4, 2009 at 12:48 am

Because the URL for the “getlibs-all” seems to be broken (for me atleast) i replaced this line
wget http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs-all.deb
with this line
wget http://frozenfox.freehostia.com/cappy/getlibs-all.deb

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104 zach October 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

it seems that kinda messed up…. remove the /code at the end of the links

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105 nixCraft October 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I’ve updated your post.

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106 Jacobo October 10, 2009 at 12:36 am

It worked like a charm!! thanks pal!

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107 Richard October 13, 2009 at 1:03 am

Awesome – works for chrome as well!! Great job

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108 chuisco October 13, 2009 at 8:28 am

If you’re using 64 bit edition just download the alpha package from http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz and then untar it to your mozilla plugins directory.

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109 Kyle October 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Must agree with chuisco, the suggested approach completely mucked up Flash.

Extract the file libflashplayer.so and then place the file “libflashplayer.so” in ~/.mozilla/plugins

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110 Madison Kelly October 15, 2009 at 12:12 am

I wanted to make the script a little smarter and also fix the 404 link, so I created a new version available here: http://wiki.alteeve.com/local/x86_flash/flash10_en.sh

That is sitting on my personal server, and I don’t expect anyone to know or trust me, so perhaps an admin can review it? I’ve put copies of the deb and tar file on my server as well to ensure that this version of the script will always work. For what it might be worth, I work at a small ISP so my server and that URL will not be going away any time soon.

I’ve tested it on my Ubuntu x86 9.10 beta.

Madi

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111 Madison Kelly October 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

Here is a direct copy of my updated version of the script. The change log is in the head of the file.

#!/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
#
# Updated on Oct. 14, 2009 by Digimer (Madison Kelly, mkelly@alteeve.com)
# - Found and copied getlibs-all.deb to the AN!Wiki as the old link was dead.
# - Added pause and warned the user to close their browser before kill -9'ing.
# - Added an initial check to see if the effective UID is 0 and removed 'sudo'
#   calls.
# - Added the -y switch to the ia32-libs and nspluginwrapper install line.
# - Removed the 'cd ~' because I'd rather all downloaded files stay in the
#   execution directory.
#
# Checking if the user has (effective) root access.
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
   echo "This script must be run via 'sudo' as the 'root' user." 1>&2
   exit 1
fi
echo "Please close Firefox. Pressing any key will continue the install which"
echo "will kill any left over running firefox proceses!"
echo ""
echo "Press the  key when ready."
read $GO
killall -9 firefox
echo "Any Firefox instances have been closed."
echo "Downloading and instaling Getlibs for required libraries"
wget http://wiki.alteeve.com/local/x86_flash/getlibs-all.deb
dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
echo "Removing previous installs of flash:"
apt-get remove -y --purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*
rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
echo "Installing ia32-libs and nspluginwrapper"
apt-get -y install ia32-libs nspluginwrapper
echo "Getting libs"
getlibs -p libcurl3
getlibs -p libnss3-1d
getlibs -p libnspr4-0d
echo "Installing Flash Player 10"
wget http://wiki.alteeve.com/local/x86_flash/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
echo "Linking the libraries so that firefox can see them."
ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
echo "Done :-)"
echo "You may re-start Firefox now"

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112 nubo October 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm

for the pure 64-bit-flash-version: installation guide:

download Flash from here then upack
from this post translatet:

# deinstall all other Flashplayer
# which are installed?:
dpkg -l flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
# delete installed:
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree
# create new folder for Flashplayer:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
# copy the new Flashplayer in the just created folder. change the first term to the unpacked path.
# if you unpacked to your Deskto, replace YourDownloadPath with /home/YourLoginName/Desktop
sudo cp YourDownloadPath/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
# give Firefox the Flashplayer as Plugin , by creating a symbolic Link to the path of the Flashplayers in Plugin-Ordner from Firefoxt:
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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113 nubo October 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

2nd IMPROVED VERSION:
for the pure 64-bit-flash-version: installation guide:

download Flash from here then upack
from this post translatet:

# deinstall all other Flashplayer
# which are installed?:
dpkg -l flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
#
# delete installed:
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree
#
# create new folder for Flashplayer:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# copy the new Flashplayer in the just created folder. change the first term to the unpacked path.
# if you unpacked to your Desktop, replace YourDownloadPath with /home/YourLoginName/Desktop
sudo cp YourDownloadPath/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# give Firefox the Flashplayer as Plugin , by creating a symbolic Link to the path of the Flashplayers in Plugin-folder from Firefox:
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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114 nubo October 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

3rd MORE IMPROVED VERSION:
for the pure 64-bit-flash-version: installation guide:

download Flash from here then upack
from this post translatet:

# deinstall all other Flashplayer
# which are installed?:
dpkg -l flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
#
# delete installed:
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree
#
# create new folder for Flashplayer:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# copy the new Flashplayer in the just created folder. change the first term to the
# unpacked path.
# if you unpacked to your Desktop, replace YourDownloadPath with
# /home/YourLoginName/Desktop
sudo cp YourDownloadPath/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# give Firefox the Flashplayer as Plugin , by creating a symbolic Link to the path of the
# Flashplayers in Plugin-folder from Firefox:
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

wrapper good bye!

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115 nubo October 17, 2009 at 12:13 am

4th MORE IMPROVED VERSION, fully linelengh checked with #:

for the pure 64-bit-flash-version: installation guide:

download Flash from here then upack
from this post translatet:

# deinstall all other Flashplayer
# which are installed?:
dpkg -l flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
#
# delete installed:
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree
#
# create new folder for Flashplayer:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# copy the new Flashplayer in the just created folder. change the first
# term to the unpacked path.
# if you unpacked to your Desktop, replace YourDownloadPath with
# /home/YourLoginName/Desktop
sudo cp YourDownloadPath/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
#
# give Firefox the Flashplayer as Plugin , by creating a symbolic Link
# to the path of the Flashplayers in Plugin-folder from Firefox:
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

wrapper good bye!

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116 Jeff October 22, 2009 at 5:58 am

Wow it works!! Thanks for the script! Here’s my FF version: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 GTB6

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117 source.decay November 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Thank you, nubo! It worked like a charm for me on 9.10.

One note, I had to uninstall “flashplugin-installer” as that was what loaded when I upgraded to 9.10.

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118 Gassie November 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Thnx Nubo, this works with:
ubuntu karmic 9.10 amd64

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119 robby November 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm

hey, kinda new to this part of ubuntu…what do i do exactly with the script?

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120 gassie November 2, 2009 at 8:33 am

@robby

Just execute this commands in the console:

# 1. delete installed:
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree

# 2. create new folder for Flashplayer:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/

# 3. copy the new Flashplayer in the just created folder. change the first
# term to the unpacked path.
# if you unpacked to your Desktop, replace YourDownloadPath with
# /home/YourLoginName/Desktop

sudo cp YourDownloadPath/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/

# 4. give Firefox the Flashplayer as Plugin , by creating a symbolic Link
# to the path of the Flashplayers in Plugin-folder from Firefox:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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121 deha November 5, 2009 at 3:06 am

thanks nubo. works form my karmic 64. :D

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122 Snille November 5, 2009 at 5:30 am

Thank you, worked like a charm!! :)

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123 Simon November 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Thanks !!! Works fine. @all remember to uninstall “flashplugin-installer” first if you use nubo’s guide.

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124 Virgil_Machine November 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I tried about seven other guides at least twice each over the past two days and non worked. This worked the first time.

ubuntu karmic koala (upgrade in place over jaunty)
ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor

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125 adamn November 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm

This method (Nuno’s) causes Firefox to crash when opening pages that use flash.
PS. I did remove “flashplugin-installer”

Firefox 3.5.4
Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit

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126 adamn November 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm

How can I uninstall ALL Flash plugins system wide and start over?

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127 gassie November 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

adamn,

maybe you have some more flash plugins installed like gnash… try looking at the plugins tab at the add-on window in firefox

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128 beavie November 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Also worked with Opera 10.01. Although in some cases I see two mouse cursors. Try out e.g. in FarmVille. Is there explanation for this?

Ubuntu 9.10
Opera 10.01

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129 adamn November 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Sorry I didn’t mention this straight away. The problem was that I wasn’t in the directory where the driver was upacked. I went to the directory (in the command line) and did:
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Firefox stopped crashing. I had originally used the following to delete all flash stuff:
sudo apt-get remove -y –purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper

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130 elf November 13, 2009 at 1:32 am

Another success here for 9.10. Thanks!

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131 markus November 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

thanks a lot guys…

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132 MrMango November 15, 2009 at 1:25 am

My god! This was a nightmare. Thanks very much for the article worked a treat. Damn these dist upgrades ;)

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133 DuChest November 18, 2009 at 3:18 am

Hey that seems to work for everybody, but here is the question.. how do I use a script ?
with terminal ?

And also, for the line in terminal :
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla flashplugin-nonfree

I Got :
Lecture des listes de paquets… Fait
Construction de l’arbre des dépendances
Lecture des informations d’état… Fait
E: Le paquet adobe-flashplugin doit être réinstallé, mais il est impossible de trouver son archive.
(needs to be reinstalled, but it is impossible to find archive.)

So… What do I do ?
I don’t understant how to uninstall it, and either how to reinstall the right one for me.
I can’t open synaptics.

Just got upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 with no flash player installed before. And first time I tried, it chashed. I’m sure there is a evident solution that is not reformat and reinstall..
Thanks.

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134 space-litter November 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

followed nubo’s directions to the letter, all seemed well, but no plugin is showing up in firefox. worth noting that when i unpacked the tar (today nov 20 2009), it actually made a new dir on my desktop with an additional file “flashplayer-installer” shell script. i copied libflashplayer.so out of the new dir and back onto the desktop so as to follow nubo’s instructions more closely. i ignored everything else. no idea if the tar has changed since he posted that?

i can see the shared link in the plugins folder and all the files are there on my hard drive, but it just isnt translating into firefox for some reason?

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135 kvib November 29, 2009 at 8:24 am

Worked like a charm! Thanks guys.

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136 Andre December 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Shit, its the 32bit one. How do i uninstall all this?

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137 Chris December 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I followed Nubio’s fourth set of directions except that the link to the flashplayer he provided was not labled 64 bit. I hunted around the adobe site and found this link:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_64bit.html

I used that download with all his other directions and it worked perfectly.

Thanks for this helpful advice.

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138 Aggravated December 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Worthless and dangerous. Uninstalled Flash 9, failed to find 10 and left me with no flash and Firefox hanging on launch. Color me stupid for running someone else’s script on my pc.

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139 drap December 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

Aggravated: maybe if you try to understand the script, you wouldn’t be so stupid….

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140 ugknite December 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

has anyone been able to run huludesktop with this flash plugin?

Thanks …

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141 Barry December 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm

After fighting flashplayer for DAYS, following my upgrade to Karmic, two very specific suggestions fixed me completely: Jon Nicholson´s comment of 9/18 above, and, from tremulous.net/forum, the following – ¨ I finally renamed /usr/bin/pulseaudio to effectively remove it, rebooted and no sound problems anymore. ¨ Thanks to Pythonic for that one.

Barry

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142 sena December 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Tried Nubo’s 4th version on 64bit Kubuntu 8.04 with FF 3.5.6 and it does not work for me. Any suggestions?

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143 sena December 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Again me. I used this libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz. In FF with about:plugisn I see this;
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r260

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes

Any help would be appreciated.

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144 ugknite December 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm

sena, You obviously have an older version of flash lying around somewhere. make sure you uninstall flash from synaptic and there’s no libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory before you copy over the contents of libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz.

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145 sena December 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm

ugknite, thanks for your reply. I actually removed all my flash files with apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree swfdec-mozilla, because I hade only these two packages from this command: dpkg -l flashplugin-nonfree mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla. The directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins was totally empty before I copied libflashplayer.so. I tried this steps on kubuntu 8.04 x86 only the libflashplayer.so was for x86 and it works like a charm, without even making a soft link. Just copied the libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and that is it. When I do this on x86_64 FF craches. With the soft link it does not crash, but it does not work, wlthoug it is in about:plugins. Can someone confirm that the flash works with 64bit 8.04 hardy kubuntu?

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146 alka December 18, 2009 at 4:09 am

I’m using FF 3.0.10 and Ubuntu 8.04. I don’t see the plugin in about. Do you have to make links in .mozilla directory in $HOME as well? Any hints? Thanks!

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147 sena December 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

@ alka you do not have to make any links or copy anything in $HOME/.mozilla. On 8.04 x86 I just copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and FF 3.5.6 works. On 8.04 x86_64 in this way FF 3.5.6 crashes. With soft link it does not crash, but it does not work.

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148 sena December 18, 2009 at 11:51 am

OK I got it. My problem was that I had symbolic link only in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and not in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/. I created one ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ and it works now :D.
So the solutions that worked for me:

#download this file libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz (use google to find it or this link http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_64bit.html if it works)

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
tar xvzf libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

I still have the old flash flashplugin-alternative.so -> /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin “flashplugin-nonfree” version 10.0.1.218+really9.0.260.0ubuntu1, because it works for Seamonkey. So no need to uninstall that. I am so happy latest firefox with latest flash player and everything working. Hope it works for you too!!!

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149 Cris December 23, 2009 at 4:13 am

I am running ubuntu 9.10, and firefox 3.5.6. I tried to get the 64 bit native version working, but whenever I load youtube.com, my browser closes.

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150 ugknite December 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Cris, I have been using chrome and opera for that very reason to watch flash.

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151 Lorne December 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Using sena’s last comment I was able to get flash 64-bit working, thanks!
There is one additional link required to have flash player work within an embedded browser of an Eclipse application.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/xulrunner-addons/plugins/

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152 No Spam December 29, 2009 at 5:20 am

Resolving http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com... 174.132.151.2
Connecting to http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com|174.132.151.2|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
2009-12-29 00:17:51 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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153 Kurt January 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

I have an interesting problem. flash loads and plays fine, but once it does I can’t interact with the flash. When I click, the cursor changes to one hovering over a link. When I release, the cursor is normal as if the flash isn’t there. This problem seems to be with flash on my entire system, as Chrome, Firefox, and even Avant (window navigator Pandora app) is effected. Even weirder, sometimes it works, and some flash I can interact with. Sometimes that interaction stops and then I can refresh and it works fine and then degrades again.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100106 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.7

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154 Madison Kelly January 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Kurt,

I’ve experienced the same issue off and on. I think I’ve traced it to a problem with the Adobe Acrobat plugin somehow conflicting with the Adobe Flash player. I found that upgrading to Firefox 3.6x made it better, if not perfect.

Digi

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155 Kurt January 12, 2010 at 4:05 am

Alright, that sounds like something I may try. Are there special instructions for installing the beta? Still working my way through Linux :)

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156 Madison Kelly January 12, 2010 at 4:32 am

Nope, just download, extract, go into the created directory and you’ll see the ‘firefox’ binary. Run it and you’re off. For convenience, I put a copy of the firefox launcher on my panel and then edit it to point to the downloaded copy.

Digi

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157 Kurt January 12, 2010 at 5:05 am

Does it work when Firefox 3.5 is running? When I click on firefox-bin, it does nothing. Do I need to run it through the terminal? I put it in its own folder (Firefox) in my home folder – don’t know if that might make a difference.

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158 Patrick January 15, 2010 at 1:38 am

worked for me first time, thanks!

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159 Nick January 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

Worked for me. IF THIS FAILS FOR YOU, EDIT THE SCRIPT and add
sudo before every cp and ln operation. I had this issue. Worked for me after the edit. Thanks for the script.

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160 mahesh shaw January 16, 2010 at 3:00 am

thanks, Damein for your script, it really helped me out for 64-bit flash on ubuntu 9.10 .
thanks again…………

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161 James Shields January 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for the script.

Had to tweak in slightly because libflashplayer.so ended up in my home directory rather than a install_flash_player_10_linux/ subdir.

Thanks!

James

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162 poldie January 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I get this:

Resolving http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com… 174.132.151.2
Connecting to http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com|174.132.151.2|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
2009-12-29 00:17:51 ERROR 404: Not Found.

then other errors later on. Is there a revised script which works?

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163 kpox January 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
#!/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://frozenbox.freehostia.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://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz libflashplayer.so
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"

Edited by admin : added code tags

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164 Ahmed Samir January 25, 2010 at 12:47 am

This worked for me just fine.

But now, it won’t work after I upgraded to Firefox 3.6. I had to downgrade back to get it working again.

Any one knows how to do this with Firefox 3.6

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165 Julie February 4, 2010 at 5:31 am

Your script worked like a charm. Thank you so much!

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166 Al February 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

after following instructions and sim link for firefox as well as mozilla I get
“Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe’s Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. “

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167 Al February 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm

so I used the script, which seemed to work fine and Flash Player works again now and plays flash in Firefox … but still original problem, no click interaction.

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168 zak February 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

I don’t know if your issue is the same as mine, but i have no click interaction when i set my window manager to ‘Select windows when the mouse moves over them’. Disabling this setting allows buttons to work instantly.

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169 Gibby February 17, 2010 at 8:20 am

95 and 98

You were able to fix something that was driving me crazy for over a week.

I only wish I had found you a week ago….

Thanks

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170 davidjmcclelland February 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Thank You – even closes browser for you if you are copy-pasting commands to terminal!

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171 CentralCaFan February 20, 2010 at 7:59 am

Wow, thanks. Just installed 64-bit ubuntu and had lots of trouble whereas with the 32-bit ubuntu there wasn’t much to it. Thank you!

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172 valajbeg March 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
just installed on Ububtu 9.10 64 bit

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173 ajasiu March 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm

It’s brilliant. Works for 64bit.

After 1 year of waiting i can watch youtube again !

Thanks !

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174 dave March 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I’m on 10.04 and found the best way is to download the .so file from adobe and drop it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

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175 Jim March 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Dave,
Im on 10.04 too and when I try to place the file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins it says I dont have the permission to do it. I tried logging in Terminal as root and that didnt work. How do do it?
Thanks.

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176 Jon Nicholson March 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Jim — I’m kind of a newbie with Linux commands, but I do know that if you change the ownership of the /plugins folder, you can do anything you want with it. Right now that folder is owned by “root”, and you want to change the ownership to your username. The command to do that is “chown”, and here is how to use the command:
- Open your Terminal program, in the Accessories menu.
- You’ll see a command prompt that ends with “$”. Type “sudo chown username /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins” (do not use the quotation marks). Of course, the username is your own username. Hit “enter” and it will prompt you to type in your password. You won’t see the text echoed back to you, so just type it and hit enter.
-If you just see a new command prompt ending with “$”, you now own the folder and you can place the .so file in there. If you don’t see this new prompt ending with “$”, you probably made a typo or forgot to type the complete command as shown.

For anyone who missed it above, you can see the complete instructions for obtaining and installing the Flashplayer program “libflashplayer.so” in my 9/18/2009 post (above).

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177 Kurt March 29, 2010 at 1:21 am

kpox – is there a 64 bit version of that script? I tried it and it didn’t work for me, I’m guessing cause I’m running 64 bit :) I’m not that great at this, so any help is appreciated! I would love to be able to actually interact with flash again

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178 Astazha April 1, 2010 at 3:59 am

Jon Nicholson: Thank you. I tried several of these solutions, but was unable to make any of them work (probably because I’m a Linux noob.) Your solution is ridiculously simple and worked like a charm.

I refer here to your original instructions on 9/18/2009, and not the more recent “chown” post.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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179 Astazha April 1, 2010 at 4:00 am

Followup: I’m using Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 version

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180 kosmic April 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

your about the fifth site with instruction that don”t work.

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181 Wesley April 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Tried your script but it doesn’t work for me. Running FF Namiroka with Ubuntu 9.10. Firefox just freezes and I have to force quit. I tried disabling all other plugins to debug (as well as i can debug) but to no avail. Any ideas? Would be much appreciated.

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182 Philip April 23, 2010 at 5:27 am

The supplied script uses a broken link to fetch ‘getlibs’, so that fails. It also automatically un-installs the ‘gnome’ package, which worries me. After running the script as given without success, I tried doing each of its steps one-by-one at the command prompt. Google found me getlibs at http://frozenfox.freehostia.com/cappy/. There was some confusion over where the file libflashplayer.so should be found after extracting it from tar. But eventually it worked. Scripts are nice when they work, but instructions with a few words of explanation can be preferable if there is any chance something could go wrong.

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183 Jim April 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

This was incredible! Thanks!

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184 mohammad April 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

hello,
I doed not work for me!
I have firefox 3.5.9 and ubuntu 9.10 64 bit! I cant see most of the youtube videos just watch a black window instead ot the clip.
would you please guid me?
tnx

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185 tarun April 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm

flash comes bundled with Ubuntu 9.10 now. remove all occurrences of flash and install the flash package from Synaptic. It should work, with some issues though …

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186 pablon May 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

this works

copy between ====== and save named flash10_en.sh den open terminal and run

sudo bash /flash10_en.sh

(look the direction you left the file example: sudo bash /home/pablon/Escritorio/flash10_en.sh)

the script:
==========================================================

#!/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://ares.hotshare.net/download/wqeRcXDFHgDF/wqIUeRopDFeRHgHgopDF/6358541df0/61002/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://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz libflashplayer.so
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"

=============================================================

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187 Hector Macias Ayala June 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Also you can log in as root (which is not a crime), and just copy the .so file in the plugins directory, and thats about it.

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188 Robert June 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

pablon thank you very much, your instructions worked very well!

regards

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189 Rick June 13, 2010 at 1:56 am

Thank you very much…but your instructions did NOT work for me.

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190 Jon Nicholson June 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

If you look back in the comments, there are several good suggestions that will work. However, here is another alternative: instead of installing Ubuntu 64 bit, install Linux Mint 64 bit. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but it has some important differences. One of the differences is that Flash 64 bit is installed by default, and it works immediately.

The new version of Linux Mint is version 9, “Isadora”. If you prefer the look of the Ubuntu desktop instead of the default Linux Mint desktop, you can add another panel at the top of the screen. You can also add menus, program icons and folder icons to the top of the screen — just add them to the bottom panel, and drag them to the top panel. This way, the screen will look almost identical to Ubuntu.

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191 Kylea June 14, 2010 at 12:02 am

This post is appears to be out of date:

for 64Bit Flash – go to the Adobe web site down load the file and place it in

\home\username\.mozilla\plugins

my set up has it placed in

/usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins

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192 Roy Kimbrell June 18, 2010 at 1:10 am

Wow. Thank you very much. This was a really frustrating problem. The script worked perfectly. (The Adobe 64-bit version of Flash was not available.)

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193 teeedubb July 1, 2010 at 6:56 am

Heres a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04 with 64 bit flash. Couldnt be any easier….

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194 teeedubb July 1, 2010 at 6:58 am
195 Yaro Kasear August 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

You know, almost every distribution has Flash in the repositories, Ubuntu included, why do this the hard way?

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196 Yaro Kasear August 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Or is Ubuntu still forcing people to use the 32-bit Flash in 64-bit with the horrendously unusable nspluginwrapper?

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197 Scott August 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I’m running 10.04 on an older AMD64 and this works fine.

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198 ceroberoz August 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

not work on my Lucid, I use AMD64 there and its always looking for http://pfdonwload.macromedia.com :(

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199 Stephen August 23, 2010 at 10:19 am

Brilliant! You saved me a lot of time. Couldn’t do it any other way. Thanks a lot.

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200 Rick October 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Just installed od 10.04, works like a charm. Keep up the good work.

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201 Nash October 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Finally, Finally, Finally!!!!
Praise the Lord, Thank You Author :)

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202 Emilio January 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Sniff, Sniff, Sniff!
You are my hero!
After spending a lot of time with the not working sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
your script works fine!!

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203 bas January 5, 2011 at 2:19 am

run these lines after you run the script to add flash 64bit to Chrome too:

echo “…and Chrome”
sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /opt/google/chrome/libflashplayer.so
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/

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204 ponz January 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

you guys are f-ing awesome!

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205 Gennie Ramach February 18, 2011 at 4:33 am

I’ve been here a few times and it seems like your articles get more informative every time. Keep it up I appreciate reading them.

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206 tfk March 4, 2011 at 1:27 am

Don’t run this script. It’s not very robust and will just continue without checking the status of the previous operation. E.g. half of it tries to download stuff from dead links and so on.

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207 bryan March 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This script worked great for me, thank you.

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208 fredo April 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

Worked fine after putting libflashplayer.so in install_flash_player_10_linux directory… the tar doesn’t create it.

thanks! :)

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209 R2_Navlag May 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thanks a lot, the script worked without any problems =D

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210 Andre Merzky May 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Worked well on kubuntu 10.04, but I had to run the following commands manually (from the end of the script):

mkdir install_flash_player_10_linux
cp libflashplayer.so install_flash_player_10_linux
sudo cp install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
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/

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211 Leo July 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

This should be directly available from Adobe, thank goodness there’s ppl like you to save the day. You’re the man!

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212 bobdobbs February 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Doesn’t work for FF 10 or 11a.

Breaks flash video on other browsers on my system.

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