Flash Player

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Download Source: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz (32-bit plugin for ix86 and x86_64 machines)
Download Source: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer- (64-bit plugin for x86_64 machines)
Download Patch: http://svn.cross-lfs.org/svn/repos/patches/flashplayer/flashplayer- (required to install 32-bit plugin on x86_64 machines)

Introduction to Flash Player

According to Adobe software, Flash Player is the high-performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices.

Project Homepage: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/



Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, or SeaMonkey



Adobe's 32-bit Flash Player for Linux is only supported on x86 platforms. If you have an x86_64 platform, you must apply the patch above to prevent the installer from exiting with the message ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the Adobe Flash Player installer.

x86 Non-Multilib

Install the plugin:


x86_64 Non-Multilib (32-bit only) or Multilib

Patch the installer:

patch -Np1 -i ../flashplayer-

Install the plugin:


x86_64 Non-Multilib (64-bit only) or Multilib



The 64-bit Flash Player plugin is an alpha release and may be extremely buggy at any given time.

Unpack the Flash Player library:

tar xf libflashplayer-

Install the Flash Player library system-wide:

cp -v libflashplayer.so /opt/firefox-3.5.7/lib64/firefox-3.5.7/plugins

Install the Flash Player library for the current user only:

cp -v libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins


Installed Directories: None
Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libflashplayer.so

Short Descriptions

libflashplayer.so is the library that allows playback of Flash movies.