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How to install Adobe Flash on Fedora?

asked 2011-11-28 11:40:05 +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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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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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 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 2014-03-31 02:31:16 +0000

shark gravatar image

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

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answered 2014-03-31 18:53:23 +0000

pdestefa gravatar image

What about Linux Package Factory flash-plugin package that is included with fedora?

I wish I could give a more definitive answer, but I just noticed it. Could be new to F20; I haven't seen it before. I just found the LPF-ized Skype package and it worked much better than the official pkg I downloaded from the Skype web-site. I'm hoping the same for flash-plugin, but haven't got around to trying it.

P.S. Gnash really seemed to not work at all for a couple years. I'm using it now, again, but doesn't work in a lot of cases.

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answered 2013-09-20 17:47:20 +0000

Step 1 »

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

Step 2 »

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

Step 3 »

sudo yum check-update

Step 4 »

  sudo yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper

Step 5 » [ for chromium ]

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/libflashplayer.so
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answered 2014-03-20 13:26:02 +0000

Is the video played through gnash hardware accelerated (particularily with the open-source radeon driver)?

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This is not an answer, but a question. And the answer is no: gnash does not play videos at all.

jjv ( 2015-03-19 10:22:29 +0000 )edit

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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