Monday, November 14, 2011

Install Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 16 (Verne)

You need to install Adobe Flash Player to play embedded video from YouTube and various websites. Adobe has made some significant improvement for Linux users. The most important is that Adobe provides a 64-bit version of flash player plugins. This made installation easier.

Configuring YUM Repository File
First you need to download the rpm file from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 
Select "Linux (64-bit)" and then select "Flash Player 11 for other Linux (YUM) 64-bit" as shown below.


You will be downloading a file "adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm" into your download folder.

Navigate to your download folder and issue the following command:
$sudo rpm -ivh adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Then issue this command to import the keys:
$sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

The above installation configures the YUM repository so that you could install Flash Player using YUM command.
You could make sure that the repository file is configure properly by looking for a file "adobe-linux-x86_64.repo" under the folder /etc/yum.repos.d/

Install Adobe Flash Player
The installation is very simple and straight forward, use the command:
$sudo yum install flash-plugin

Refresh your browser and go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about to verify your plugins installation. A little box will shown which version you have installed as shown below. Alternative, you can visit http://www.youtube.com to test some of the videos.

 
Flash Player on Google Chrome
Surprisingly I did not encounter any problems watching video from Google Chrome. No additional configuration is required.

Adobe Flash Player (32-bit) version
I did not test the 32-bit version since I've installed the 64-bit version of Fedora 16. However, I think the installation command is the same except the name of the rpm and repo file.

Disclaimer
I could not find any official instruction for this installation. I've perform this installation using trial and error together with my previous experience. Please let me know if you encounter any problem.

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1 comment:

  1. no problem with the installation....this was of great help....thanks a ton.....

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