Saturday, 26 December 2009

How-To: Install Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 was released earlier this year, on December 17 at the Adobe MAX 2009. This release comes with several new features and numerous bug fixes.

To install Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 9.10, just follow the steps below:

First, remove your existing Flash plugin. Do this depending on whether you installed Flash from the repositories or manually. If you installed Flash from the Ubuntu repositories, typing:

sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

should remove your current installation of Flash. If Flash was installed manually, the plugin should be located in the ~/.mozilla/plugins directory, where ~ is the home directory. So, to remove it:

rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Next, download the archive for the new Flash player from here (direct link here), or alternately you can type in a terminal:

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_p2_linux_121709.tar.gz

Make sure the current working directory is the one where you saved the archive and uncompress it:

tar -xzf flashplayer10_1_p2_linux_121709.tar.gz

Next, create the ~/.mozilla/plugins directory (if it doesn't already exist):

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins

And copy the plugin inside it:

cp install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

Now restart Firefox and this should be all.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does it work on 64bit Linux?

Steve said...

yes, it does work on 64bit.

MrCorey said...

Flash really sucks on Ubuntu 9.10 right now, as does anything to do with video and audio.

I tried your suggestion to see if I could "cure" this bug I have where YouTube videos don't play, skip terribly, freeze and then fast forward.

Unfortunately, that problem wasn't solved and I gained a new one, where there's a pink "residue" over everything in the video now. Its the same as what has been reported int he adobe forum.

One thing that does work now, which didn't until now, is that the YoVille app at Facebook seems to work for my daughter. Whoop-dee-doo.

One day, I'm sure that I won't have to boot into Mepis just to watch a flash video.

gadgets said...

I have been using Ubuntu since one month and its great experience working with it.Its so easy to understand all functionalities as Windows OS.Its really a powerful OS.I was trying to install flash player but couldn't have installed it.The links you have given that i have used and i got it installed.I m so happy using it.Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Just to check if the installation worked and Firefox is using the right version:
Type about:plugins in the address-field and look for “Shockwave Flash” there.

Anonymous said...

after the update for German needed äöü are working! thanks for the instruction.

xorin said...

not working for me! it's all pink artifacts :(

ubuntu 9.10

Jerome Aneive Bailey said...

thanks dude. was simple and works great

Flv Player said...

smart work...

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanx dude it is working..

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