Install Flash Player 10 64 bit Plugin on Ubuntu

Posted: April 20, 2011 in Linux, Ubuntu

Adobe has release a developer preview of 64 bit Flash Player for Linux, here’s how I installed it on my 64 bit Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 (yeah am trying the bleeding edge Ubuntu darlin’)

1. Download Adobe Flash Player 10

2. Untar it : tar zxvf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

3. Copy libflashplugin.so ke firefox plugins directory and make a symlink for addons directory

    sudo su

    cp libflashplugin.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins

    (note if you use firefox4: cp libflashplugin.so /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins)

    cd /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins

    ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so

   (note if you use firefox4:  ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so)

4. Restart Firefox

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Comments
  1. teztnoone says:

    First off I get this error when trying to copy the file to the directory.

    “Error while moving “libflashplayer.so”.
    There was an error moving the file into /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins.

    Show more details
    Error moving file: Permission denied”

    Note I am an novice user at worst so dumb it down for me.

    I’m using the new LTS release, I got it today April 28.
    This directory is wrong.
    /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
    It’s really;
    /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins

    Please tell how to make this work.

    • rumytaulu says:

      “Error while moving “libflashplayer.so”.
      There was an error moving the file into /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins.

      Show more details
      Error moving file: Permission denied”

      You got this error because you tried to move a file with normal user permission, just type :

      sudo su

      and give your user password in the password prompt, after that you can move the file without problem

      This directory is wrong.
      /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
      It’s really;
      /usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins

      There’s nothing wrong with the directory, it’s just I used Firefox 3.x and you used the newer version, you’re on the right track there, just use your firefox-4.0 directory (/usr/lib/firefox-4.0/plugins) to move the file to.

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