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Install Flash Player 9 in Ubuntu

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich Web experience.

Install Flash Player 9 in Ubuntu
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release.i386.rpm

Now you have flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release.i386.rpm package convert this to .deb using the following command

For converting the .rpm package to .deb package you need to install “alien”
Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.
To install Alien:  sudo apt-get install alien

sudo alien -k flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release.i386.rpm

Outputlooks like below

Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package flash-plugin: postinst prerm
Warning: Use the –scripts parameter to include the scripts.
flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb generated

Now you need to install this .deb package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb

Selecting previously deselected package flash-plugin.
(Reading database … 174973 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flash-plugin (from flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb) …
Setting up flash-plugin (9.0.115.0-release-1) …

This will complete the installation

Test Flash Player 9 Plugin
To check if Flash Player 9 is recognized by Firefox or not, open your Firefox and type in about:plugins.

Source: Ubuntu Geek

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  1. hi, thanks for the instructions. though at the last stage, this is the message that i get… and when i shutdown and restart firefox, am not able to detect the plugins!

    sbhattacharji@sbhattacharji-desktop:~$ sudo alien -k flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release.i386.rpm
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package flash-plugin: postinst prerm
    Warning: Use the –scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb generated
    sbhattacharji@sbhattacharji-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package flash-plugin.
    (Reading database … 89886 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking flash-plugin (from flash-plugin_9.0.115.0-release-1_i386.deb) …
    Setting up flash-plugin (9.0.115.0-release-1) …

    Processing triggers for libc6 …
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

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  2. >> and when i shutdown and restart firefox, am not able to detect the plugins!

    The same happened to me.

    I then copied the “libflashplayer.so” file from /usr/lib/flash-plugin to /usr/lib/flash-addons/plugins.

    Started firefox and the plugin was there.

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  3. Hi, no-one is ever gonna answer this but meh, im downgrading from flash player 10 to player 9 on linux ubuntu… iv completely uninstalled player 10 and everything but now i just can install player 9.. .tar.gz doesnt work, i unpack it but it doesnt open in my Terminal so i cant install it, and with this .rpm to .deb it doesnt work, i get though half this tutorial to: sudo alien -k flash-plugin-9.0.115.0-release.i386.rpm BUT it says the file isnt found or something when i have downloaded it and its on my desktop right now. i type this command at: g*****@g*****-desktop:~$ BUT IT DOESNT WORK!!! hmmm so i cant even convert it to .deb at all and the t.tar.gz doesnt work… i might try player 8 if i cant get it to work. iv installed alien also.. i just dont know why it has to go wrong. im quite new to linux, ubuntu but… owell… peace. (p.s. i hope someone does help me)

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