May 16, 2009

How to install flash plugin for firefox on centos/redhat

Hello,

There are many ways to get flash working on firefox, but here is a quick, easy, clean way to do it.

1) Go to http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer

2) Download the tar.gz tarball

3) tar -zxf Flash_Player_10_forLinux.tar.gz

4) cd Flash_Player_10_for_Linux

5) Run the installer, when asked for the location of firefox, enter /usr/lib/mozilla…

If for some reasons you still experience problems… then manually copy the libflashplayer.so file which should be at the root of your untarred flash tarball to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

5) cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

6) Once copied, restart firefox (or open it) and voila! enjoy :)

Clean, easy, simple, fast and no hassle.

Cheers,