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Monday, April 12, 2010

Running prerelease 64bit flashplayer in Ubuntu Lucid

By default Ubuntu Lucid offers to install 32 bit flash player in a 64 bit system. This is fine, but it installs all the 32 bit compatible libraries along with it. Below screenshot shows the offered 32 bit libs by ubuntu for installing flashplayer

The prerelease version of 64 bit flash player is fine and does not require 32 bit libraries to run in linux. Here is the URL for downloading 64bit flashplayer from Adobe site


To install it, we need to extract the .so and copy it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Step by step

1. Extract flashplugin from the downloaded tarball

tar xvzf libflashplayer-

2. Copy into plugins folder to install it

sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Below you can see both the above commands one by one in action

After this restart firefox and you can see 64bit flash player in action

1 comment:

  1. thank you.
    After so many trails, ur method was worked fine. Now I could watch youtube in ubuntu. Thank you for your suggestion.