January 17th, 2007 by Keith

Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux (x86)

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Plugins, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Macromedia Flash

Finally, Adobe® Flash Player® 9 has moved out from its beta tag. This has been a long awaiting news for Linux users who are dying to run the latest flash clips, i.e. version 9 which has not been officially released until now.

The installer for the Flash Player for Linux is only available in English. This release supports the following browsers, i.e. Firefox, Mozilla and SeaMonkey.

I have listed out a step-by-step instruction to install Flash Player 9 for Linux below. It doesn’t even take a minute to get it working.

  1. First of all, download the Installer for Linux here.


  2. Unzip the package and Read the instruction in the README.txt file (This is to ensure you read it carefully before you do anything drastic).
  3. Copy the file libflashplayer.so into your Mozilla home directory, i.e.,


  4. Restart your browser, and surf to a flash-enabled site
  5. Right-click on the flash, and you should be able to see the version of your flash player, working correctly.

The steps are pretty easy and simple. The requirement here, is that it is assumed you are using Firefox (or Mozilla-compatible) browser.

There is also a RPM installation for Linux users who prefer this method.

  1. Click the “Download .rpm” link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
  2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
  3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type
    # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>

    Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).

  4. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

Download Link Source
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux (.tar.gz)
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux (.rpm)

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