[HOWTO] Install Flash Player in Fedora 15

I just installed Fedora 15 (Desktop i.e. standard) 64 bit and here is how I installed Adobe Flash Player 11b1 64bit version. I launched terminal and typed in the following commands.

su -c 'yum install wget'
cd /tmp
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplatformruntimes/flashplayer11/flashplayer11_b2_install_lin_64_080811.tar.gz
tar xzvf flashplayer11_b2_install_lin_64_080811.tar.gz
su -c 'cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/'
su -c 'cp -R usr/ /'

Then I restarted Firefox and Flash player is working.
Note: This does not work for 32 bit version of Fedora. For 32-bit version, try this:

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
yum update
yum install flash-plugin

Hope this helps.

  • BlackJackShellac

    Thanks for the info.  One point, one shouldn’t use ‘su’, one should add oneself to the wheel group and use sudo.

  • Wilhelm

    Worked for me, thanks.

  • Guest

    Great, thanks big time.
    worked perfectly well…

  • Sindromx

    Great tip!

    One problem though, I’ve tried installing flash via the rpm package (didn’t work), and now there’s a new entry to Adobe in my repos source. Any idea ho I remove this?

    • Look for it in /etc/yum.repos.d/ and remove the file.

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  • Pepi55

    you saved the day again!! thank god there are ppl as you!

  • Rubadub2010

    Tried it twice…still doesnt work.

    • Do you have 32-bit installation or 64 bit? If you are not sure, please run the following command in terminal and post the output:
      uname -a

  • Anonymousfgg

    great, it worked even without restarting firefox!

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  • Sunip

    plz help, not working.
    [root@sunip ~]# yum install flash-plugin
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    Setting up Install Process
    Package flash-plugin- already installed and latest version
    Nothing to do

    I’m new user, so plz help me.

    • It is saying that it is already installed. So, you probably have to restart the browser and thats it.

  • Guest

    Thanks…just what I need it…simple and to the point!

  • Aayush Shrestha

    I get the message “failed: No Route to host” while downloading….

    I’m really new to Linux.. so Please Help!!

    P.S. why is it downloading from macromedia’s site?? Can’t we download the new adobe’s version… I’m quite sure Adobe’s released repositories for 64 bits too!!

    • No repos for 64-bit yet from Adobe.

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  • BelConte
    • Thanks, I’ll update the article, and my flash installation. 🙂

  • WhoLeeO

    It works for me. Thank’s

  • algbeta

    thank you very much! i’m a newbie in linux and actuallly i spent hours trying to make flash plugin working without result.
    only your approach worked for me )

  • vuong pham

    Thank you for your helpful Tip: I DID IT!
    I have tried for a week to install Adobe flash player on Fedora 15 64bit system, using yum but it seem like doesn’t work at all.

  • Fordebasis

    thanks a lot ……

  • Thanks a lot dear. I just installed fedora 15 and followed your tut. Its was so helpful that in one go Flash was working. Thanks Again. I used 64 bit version.

  • when i typed the su asked the password.

  • when typed the su is asked the password
    please post the solution 

    • You should enter your root password. You must have setup a root password if you have installed it yourself. Otherwise, consult your administrator.

    • Are you lost….he has already posted the solution. When you had installed linux it must have asked you for root password. Input that. Or if you didn’t installed it, then ask your administrator for that.

    • thanks dude.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Ryan

    Linux -_- why so difficult..

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  • Ad

    What is that last step in the 64-bit section?

    I followed as below, with the latest flash in vain 🙁

    tar xzvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
    su -c ‘cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/’
    su -c ‘cp -R usr/ /’

    I then rebooted Firefox 6.0.2.
    Where did I go wrong?

    • tar xzvf flashplayer11_b2_install_lin_64_080811.tar.gz
      su -c ‘cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/’
      su -c ‘cp -R usr/ /’

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  • Nux


    First of all, thanks to your small tuto 😉 Here a short correction regarding the FC 32  bit version.
    1) Download the TGZ install_flash_player_linux_i386.tar.gz from the macromedia website or use wget at your choice.
    2) Open a terminal and type the following ( the su command will ask you the root password defined while installing fedora ).
    cd /tmp
    tar xzvf install_flash_player_linux_i386.tar.gz
    su -c ‘cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/’
    su -c ‘cp -R usr/ /’

    Restart firefox and that’s on the whay 🙂