How to Install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04

r00t May 29, 2018

Install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Adobe Flash player is a plugin that’s incorporated with your browser also enables an individual to stream or watch videos e.g. on sites like YouTube. Flash isn’t required in modern browsers like Google Chrome and has been confronted out and substituted.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04.

  • Method 1.

Installation Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04 using command Line:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
  • Method 2.

Installation Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04 Using synaptic Package Manager:

apt-get install synaptic

Once the synaptic has been installed, access it and search “flashplugin-installer“, and select the “Mark for Installation” and then click on ‘Apply’ to install the Adobe Flash Plugin.

  • Method 3.

First, download the tar file of adobe flash player from here:

wget https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/29.0.0.113/flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded tar file and copy the file “libflashplayer.so” to “/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/”:

tar zxpvf flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Next, copy the flash player configurations files to /usr directory:

cp -r usr/* /usr

Finally steps, Restart your Firefox browser and go to http://isflashinstalled.com

Install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Adobe Flash Player on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.

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