Install Adobe Flash Player 10.2 on Fedora 14/13, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5

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This is guide, howto install Adobe Flash Player Plugin version 10.2 with YUM on Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12, CentOS Linux 5.5, Red Hat Enteprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5 and Red Hat Enteprise Linux (RHEL) 6 (32-bit and 64-bit). Using Adobe’s own YUM repository it is very easy also keep up-to-date with Flash Player Plugin. At the end of this blog post is also experimental way to install Adobe’s real 64-bit version of Flash Player 10.2 “Square” on Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.

1. Change Root User

sudo -i
## OR ##
su -

2. Install Adobe YUM Repository RPM package

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

3. Update Repositories

yum check-update

4a. Install Needed Packages and Adobe Flash Player on Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 32-bit version (i686)

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 64-bit version (x86_64) (32 bit wrapped version)

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64 \
nspluginwrapper.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686

Note: Check Experimental way to install Adobe’s real 64-bit Flash Player

4b. Install Needed Packages and Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 5.5 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5

CentOS and Red Hat 32-bit version (i386)

yum groupinstall "Sound and Video"

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper curl

CentOS and Red Hat 64-bit version (x86_64) (32 bit wrapped version)

Add i386 repository /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base-i386.repo (also Red Hat RHEL 5.5 i386 Base repository can be used).
Open /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base-i386.repo file with text editor and add following content:

[base-i386]
name=CentOS-5.5 - Base i386
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

Install following packages

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-utils.i386 \
sox.i386 vorbis-tools.i386 curl.i386 alsa-utils.x86_64 \
sox.x86_64 vorbis-tools.x86_64 curl.x86_64

Note: Check Experimental way to install Adobe’s real 64-bit Flash Player

5. Verify that the Flash Player Plugin is working

Open Mozilla Firefox and write about:plugins on address bar. Results should look like following:

Adobe Flash Player 32-bit installed on Fedora 14 x86_64

 

CentOS 5.5 and Red Hat 5.5

 

Then open following page for real testing Adobe Flash Plugin:
Check is Adobe Flash Plugin Working

Experimental: Install Adobe’s Real 64-bit Flash Player 10.2 “Square” (Preview 3 Version) on Fedora 14 / 13 (x86_64) CentOS 5.5 (x84_64), Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5 (x86_64) and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 (x86_64)

Uninstall any currently installed Flash Player before installing the real 64 bit version.

yum remove flash-plugin nspluginwrapper*

Download Adobe Flash Player “Square” 10.2 preview 3 x86_64 version here

## Current version download ##
cd /tmp

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz

Untar and unzip downloaded package

tar -xzvf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz

Move plugins to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ or ~/.mozilla/plugins/ directory.

mv /tmp/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/

## OR ##
mv /tmp/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Adobe Flash Player “Square” 10.2 p2 64-bit running on Fedora 14 x86_64 64-bit

 

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