Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Installing Adobe flash player in Fedora

Fedora 14 does not include Adobe flash player in their repository as it is non-free. To install the plugin for Firefox, Mozilla or SeaMonkey you have to do it manually. To do this go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/, select YUM for Linux. Download this to a convenient location, by default  this goes to /home/[user]/Downloads if you are using Firefox. Open a console and do:

cd ~/Downloads su -c 'rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

What we have just done is install the repositories file, if you check /etc/yum.repos.d, you should see adobe-linux-i386.repo. This allows Fedora update manager to automatically update our copy of flash player should new version is available. To complete this part we have to import GPG key, thus say:

su -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux'

Now to install the plugin do:

su -c 'yum install nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio flash-plugin'

You can check if the plugin is working by hitting this link, http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/.

~technos

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