Install Flashplayer in ubuntu 64 bit

A problem stil exist with 64-bit versions of * Ubuntu (linux in general) is that you install Flash plugin from the repositories (using ubuntu / kubuntu / xubuntu-restricted-extras) fails a lot, because its not a 64bit version

How to do this ? first you have to uninstalled the existed one on your machine with :

sudo aptitude purge flashplugin-installer
sudo aptitude purge flashplugin-nonfree

Clean your systen from existing files

sudo rm-f / usr/lib/mozilla /plugins /*flash*
sudo rm-f ~ /.mozilla/plugins/*flash*

sudo rm-f / usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*

sudo rm-f / usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*

sudo rm -rf / usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

Download libflashplayer 64bit


extract the file

tar zxf

make plugins directory in in your /home/user/.mozilla

mkdir ~ / .mozilla / plugins

move the libflashe file extracted the the creeted directory.

mv ~ / .mozilla / plugins /

This will install the 64 version ofr linux 64-bit, now open your firefox and enjoy your flash movies

Feel free to ask the unixmen team

1 Comment on this Post

  1. Thanks a lot.
    That worked perfectly for me. Just what I was looking for for some time now.

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