Thursday, January 17, 2013

Install Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 18


Special Notes

For Google Chrome user, you do not need to install Flash Player since Google Chrome comes with its own Flash Player plugins. For Firefox user, you need to install Adobe Flash Player to play embedded video from YouTube and various websites. This installation guide allows user to install Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 18. The procedure is the same as the previous Fedora version therefore, you may also use the following procedure for Fedora 15, Fedora 16 and Fedora 17. 


Configuring YUM Repository File

First you need to download the rpm file from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ 
Select  "Yum for Linux" 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 https://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 https://www.youtube.com to test some of the videos.




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