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How to install Adobe Flash on Fedora?

asked 2011-11-28 11:40:05 +0000

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updated 2014-09-28 18:10:16 +0000

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I tried to do so both from the web and by means of yum, each time it was successful but Chrome says that it is missing despite of that.. :(

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answered 2011-11-28 13:40:25 +0000

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updated 2014-03-12 06:42:58 +0000

Adobe Flash is proprietary software and hence Fedora does not include it by default

Flash plugin

You have to chose either based on the hardware architecture you are using.

x86_64 (64-bit)

su -c 'yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

x86 (32-bit)

su -c 'yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

Installing the plugin

rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
yum -y install flash-plugin 

Checking the plugin in Firefox

Type the following text in the Firefox address bar:


Also check the Adobe Flash Player test page

Installing the plugin on Chromium web browser

Follow all of the instructions in the Enabling Flash Plugin section. Then:

On 64-bit, create a symbolic link that tells Chromium how to find the 64-bit plugin:

ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/plugins/libflashplayer.so

On 32-bit, create a symbolic link that tells Chromium how to find the 32-bit plugin:

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Exit all Chromium windows and restart Chromium. In the Chromium address bar, type "about:plugins" to check whether the plugin loaded. You may have to re-run Chromium with the --enable-plugins command line switch to force Chromium to re-scan its plugins folder.

DRM Flash Video support


Installing Gnash

There is a free and open source alternative called Gnash available in Fedora's software repositories. Gnash can play flash videos but the audio portion of flash is often under the MP3 format which is patent encumbered. Since Gnash uses Gstreamer, you can install the gstreamer codecs from RPM Fusion

yum -y install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

yum -y install gstreamer{1,}-{ffmpeg,libav,plugins-{good,ugly,bad{,-free,-nonfree}}} ffmpeg 

Gnash is very modular and includes plugins for Mozilla and Konqueror as well as a desktop player. You likely want the Mozilla plugin.

yum -y remove nspluginwrapper 
yum -y install gnash-plugin 

If you use Konqueror as your web browser,

su -c 'yum -y install gnash-klash'

If you would like to have a desktop flash player,

su -c 'yum -y install gnash'
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answered 2011-11-28 16:46:25 +0000

If you wanna much more automatic way ; use EasyLife ;

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This is the easiest way to get Flash installed without too much effort or when you haven't gained enough control of your fedora.

tzicatl ( 2012-05-25 17:07:33 +0000 )edit

just in time to see the rosetta thingy land on the comet tyty

Sapa ( 2014-11-11 01:49:18 +0000 )edit

answered 2012-03-20 18:54:15 +0000

Akshay gravatar image

updated 2012-05-27 10:32:25 +0000

for 32 bit

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

for 62 bit

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

for mor you can check out my post here http://www.gofedora.tk/2012/03/install-adobe-flash-player-on-fedora.html

Ok a quick update those who are using firefox 12 you dont need to install nspluginwrapper and now you can direct install flash from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ ---> select linux yum

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answered 2015-01-23 22:09:49 +0000

gjanssens gravatar image

As yet another alternative way to install Adobe's Flash plugin I have been using the repositories maintained by negativo17.

There are individual repositories for a limited set of proprietary packages that can't be included in Fedora straight away. The site has clear installation instructions and the packages are updated regularly.

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answered 2011-11-28 11:55:32 +0000

Please ensure that after you have installed Adobe Flash, its working for browsers like Firefox. If yes, then follow the steps in below link to ensure it works with Chrome -

Flash player in Chrome

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answered 2011-12-30 20:04:16 +0000

RayM@UniqueSoft gravatar image

I did it by doing the following (for a 64-bit OS):

  1. Create the file: /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-x86_64.repo

It's contents should be:

name=Adobe Systems Incorporated

You can download the key file from the Adobe website (or turn off the gpgcheck).

You can then do a simple:

yum -y install flash-plugin AdobeReader_enu adobe-release-x86_64

(For 32-bit use:)

filename = adobe-linux-i386.repo


name=Adobe Systems Incorporated


yum -y install flash-plugin AdobeReader_enu adobe-release-i386

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answered 2012-05-25 16:46:15 +0000

Do you specifically want flash? Or just flash like functionality?

There's an open source alternative gnash. It's not a complete replacement, but works most of the time.

su -c "yum install gnash"

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answered 2014-01-31 08:17:47 +0000

Go to adobe Flash player Download the software in rpm format Just double click and install it.

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answered 2014-03-12 18:55:13 +0000

sergiomb gravatar image

the new lpf (local package factory) with rpmfusion , Configure rpmfusion

and just do :

yum install lpf-flash-plugin

after install you need run lpf-gui as normal user , first run is a little tricky because it need add you to pkg-build group , you need logout and login to user get permission , but after that runs very well , you may enable notifications.

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answered 2014-03-31 02:31:16 +0000

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if you do not have much control over fedora i suggest using fedorautils link text

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