Saturday, May 8, 2010

Install Flash Player 10 on Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit Lucid Lynx

By default, the Flash player in the repositories is a 32-bit version of Flash. This version does not work properly on 64-bit installations of Ubuntu 10.04.
Someone made a bash script to automate the process of installing Flash Player 10 to Ubuntu. All you have to do is to type or copy-paste the following in the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal):
chmod +x

It will ask for your password. Just provide your password. Restart Firefox and enjoy your Flash Player 10!


  1. Nice but the future belongs to HTML 5. :) Bu bye Flash!

  2. But that future still has some time to come

  3. This didn't work for me. When I tried to run it, it says "line 1:syntax error near unexpected token 'newline'" Has anyone had this problem?

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  5. thanx boss a lot i was using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
    and when i found flash not working i was scared that my hard-work of downloading 700mb and installing ubuntu will be waste

  6. this is not working for me. it is still asking for me to update the flash player.

  7. m8. you're a genius.
    i am new to linux and ubuntu..and for 10 mins i was looking for a solution on this problem.
    i found this and now all my problems are gone.
    thanks alot..

  8. It worked even without restarting Firefox

  9. Spent ages last night trying to fix this problem, found this page this morning and it took me 5 mins. Thanks very much for the help!

  10. I ran the update, but also needed to disable the older plugin: Edit, Preferences, Manage Add Ons (General Tab), Plugins Tab, Click Disable on old version. Restart Firefox and all is good.

  11. I tried several different things others said would work. They didn't but this was a real easy fix that would have saved me a lot of time if I tried it first.

    Great help

  12. I'm trying out Ubuntu 10.04 on my 64-bit laptop. This tip on installing Flash on Chrome was very handy. Worked for me! :)

  13. Your a life saver. Worked great for me and I needed it done RIGHT AWAY. Thank you SO SO SO much :)

  14. Tested on Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit fresh install

    Didn't work because the source flash file is renamed - removed from the macromedia server or whatever just download the linux 64 bit flash from adobe then edit the python script and change the line eg

    tar zxvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz

    to the name of the file you downloaded IN THE SAME DIRECTORY

  15. Not works!
    terminal output:

    Removing any other flash plugin previously installed:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package flashplugin-nonfree is not installed, so not removed
    Package gnash is not installed, so not removed
    Package gnash-common is not installed, so not removed
    Package mozilla-plugin-gnash is not installed, so not removed
    Package swfdec-mozilla is not installed, so not removed
    Package libflashsupport is not installed, so not removed
    Package nspluginwrapper is not installed, so not removed
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
    Installing Flash Player 10
    --2011-01-27 13:47:03--
    Connecting to connected.
    Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
    2011-01-27 13:47:03 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
    cp: cannot stat `': No such file or directory
    Linking the libraries so Firefox and apps depending on XULRunner (vuze, liferea, rsswol) can find it.

  16. Same above not working ouput


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