Installing Flash Player 9 Beta On Ubuntu Edgy

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OK finally Adobe has decided to release Flash Player 9 in Beta Form for Linux. I’ve decided to throw together a quick how to on how to install it on Ubuntu Edgy. This should hold true however for most flavours of Ubuntu as well.

  1. Open Synaptic Package manager
  2. Click on the search button and type “Flash”
  3. Click the box beside any of the currently installed flash-plugins, this should be flashplugin-nonfree, and select for a complete removal
  4. Now click apply and let Synaptic remove the package
  5. We are now ready to download and install the flashplayer 9 plugin
  6. Point your browser to “http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html”, and select the “Download Installer for Linux” link. Remember where you save this file because we’ll need it next. Close down your browser when you are done since we don’t want it open while we install the plugin
  7. Open your favourite terminal and navigate to the directory which you saved the plugin, and execute the following command:
  8. tar -vxzf FP9_plugin_beta_101806.tar.gz

  9. You will now have a directory called flash-player-plugin-9.0.1.21.55 or something similar, navigate to this directory
  10. You will now need to copy the library “libflashplayerplugin.so” to “/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/”, execute the following command:
  11. sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

  12. Navigate to your favourite flash enabled website and enjoy having the latest and greatest flash player.

I hope this helps, please post if you have any problems or further questions. I hope this helps everyone out.

Update …
Treviño from Ubuntu Forums was kind enough to pack the player into a package. You can now get the files from his repository at http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/dists/dapper/3v1n0/

Download the deb and install it :)

6 Responses to “Installing Flash Player 9 Beta On Ubuntu Edgy”

  1. beeman

    This is f@#king great, i finally have Flash9 running on Dapper!!

    Sadly YouTube still doesn’t synchronize… :(

  2. kungfuice

    Really, I haven’t noticed any problems with YouTube yet, but I don’t use it that often anyway, I’ll keep an eye out.

    You should also try and update Adobe about the problem especially since this is still in beta

  3. Odinson

    it works fine, but i have to reinstall it like every time i restart firefox, anyone else have the same problem?

  4. Odinson

    i fixed it, i had to copy the folder to the firefox plugin folder in my home folder as well, thanks though.

  5. dragonfly

    i finaly got it work

    iam using swiftfox so $ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ didn’t work for me

    for swiftfoxers do:

    cp libflashplayer.so /opt/swiftfox/plugins

    :)