Installing Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

June 2, 2011

Update 14 Nov 2011

Adobe has release a 64-bit version of Flash Player Plugins. The installation is straight forward and simple. To install the latest Adobe Flash Player check out this post Install Adobe Flash Player (64-bit) on Fedora 16

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You need to install Adobe Flash Player to run watch embedded video from various web sites. The following is a step by step instructions to install Adobe Flash Player in Fedora 15:

Configuring Adobe Yum Repository File

  • Please note that you can skip this section if you have already done this part when installing other Adobe products such as Adobe AIR. Please continue if you have never configured Adobe repository file for Linux.
  • Download the rpm file yum configuration from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select “YUM for Linux”.
  • Save the rpm file “adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm” and close your browser.
  • Use the following command, to install Adobe Flash Player:
$sudo rpm -vhi adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
  • The above command setup the Adobe repository so that you could use yum to download the latest Flash Player from Adobe repository.
  • To verify the setup of the repository data make sure that the file /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo is available

Install Adobe Flash Player

  • For 64-bit Fedora, you need to install a 32-bit plugin that will work with the 64-bit browser by being “wrapped” with nspluginwrapper. The command is (single line):
$sudo yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64
nspluginwrapper.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686
  • After the installation, open up Firefox and test the Flash Player from websites such as YouTube.

Please note that although the above instructions worked for Firefox, additional steps is required for Configuring Chrome with Adobe Flash Player.

I have included a simple script for installing Adobe Flash Player. You can download the script here. Please read the note before running the script.

You also need to give execution permission to the script using the command

$sudo chmod +x <script name>

To run the script use the command:

$sudo ./<script name>

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