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Friday, December 14, 2007

Installation of Adobe flash player in Linux

First download the flash player for linux from
Adobe flash Player Download
files will be in .tar.gz ,.rpm & .yum
Then you follow the instructions as given below:

Installation instructions



.tar.gz installation




  1. Click the "Download .tar.gz" link. A dialog box will appear
    asking you where to save the file.


  2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download
    completely.

  3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_9_linux will be created.

  4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer
    to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct
    you to shut down your browser(s).

  5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.



.rpm installation




  1. Click the "Download .rpm" link. A dialog box will appear asking
    you where to save the file.

  2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download
    completely.

  3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>.
    Click
    Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user). The installer
    will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).

  4. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.




YUM repository installation




  1. Click the “Download .rpm” link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.

  2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.

  3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).


  4. Once the installation is complete, in terminal, type # yum install flash-plugin. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).

  5. To verify the plugin is installed in Mozilla, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

  6. To get the most up-to-date Flash Player in the future, simply type # yum update flash-plugin in terminal. You will not need to repeat steps 1-4.