Manually Installing The Flash Player For Ubuntu

I was running into a problem getting the Flash player to work using the Synaptic Package Manager. After a little while it came down I needed to install the Flash player manually. The installation was done on Fiesty Faun.

Downloading the player from Adobe was the first step. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Adobe Home] Choose the .tar.gz download, usually Option 1.

I’m command line lazy so I used the File Browser to unpack the tarball.

Open a terminal and move to the directory where the download was unpacked.

Run the installation package as root with the sudo command.
sudo ./flashplayer-installer

Enter the path for the Firefox installation folder when prompted.
/usr/lib/firefox

Repeat the process for any other browsers that need the Flash player installed.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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