Install Adobe flash player on Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/12.04/10.04

In this tutorial you will find quick tutorial to install adobe flash player on linux or Ubuntu for all versions. There are many methods available to install flash online. For offline installation just follow below steps.


Download adobe flash player

Download adobe flash player from below link and get compressed tar file as shown in below picture.

Download adobe flash player from adobe official website

After that extract downloaded file,

open the terminal then change directory to extracted folder.

For example here I extracted my downloaded file to Desktop, then my command will be cd ~/Desktop/install_flash_*

Now run sudo cp -r usr/* /usr

Identify browser plugin location

Now we have to identify browser plugin location. Generally mozilla firefox searches plugin in the following order (For linux).
  1. Directory pointed by MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable and following below directories.
  2. ~/.mozilla/plugins directory in home folder
  3. /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (Recommended)
  4. For 64 bit systems, /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
So you can place plugin in any of the above mentioned folders. Option 3 is recomended. Because flash player will be installed to all users. If you choose Option 2, then for that user only plugin will be installed.

Copy to plugin directory

Once you decide where to place plugin, then just run below command to copy to plugin directory.

Here I am copying it to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

That's it.Now restart the firefox.

Check adobe flash player is installed or not?

 Just open about:plugins in firefox, You will find in that page as a installed plugin for MIME type application/x-shockwave-flash as shown below.
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