Manually installing the Adobe flash plugin in Lubuntu 10.10.

Posted: May 23, 2011. At: 10:25 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1439

I am using Lubuntu 10.10 to browse the Internet right now to test out that very good and useful distribution of Linux and I needed to install the Adobe flash plugin for Chromium. I downloaded the tar.gz file containing the plugin for Linux and unpacked it by typing tar -xvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz and then I had these files in my Downloads folder.


README
libflashplayer.so
usr/
usr/bin/
usr/bin/flash-player-properties
usr/lib/
usr/lib/kde4/
usr/lib/kde4/kcm_adobe_flash_player.so
usr/share/
usr/share/kde4/
usr/share/kde4/services/
usr/share/kde4/services/kcm_adobe_flash_player.desktop
usr/share/icons/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/flash-player-properties.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/flash-player-properties.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/flash-player-properties.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/flash-player-properties.png
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/
usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/flash-player-properties.png
usr/share/applications/
usr/share/applications/flash-player-properties.desktop
usr/share/pixmaps/
usr/share/pixmaps/flash-player-properties.png
[email protected]:/home/ubuntu/Downloads# cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/

Then I typed sudo su Рto switch to the root user and then typed cd /usr/lib and mkdir mozilla && cd mozilla && mkdir plugins. After that I went back to the /home/ubuntu/Downloads folder and typed cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ to copy the libflashplayer.so file to the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder. Then after re-starting chromium, it worked perfectly. Very simple. In other news, I have recently received a copy of Doom3 from a friend which I am running on Windows 7. I will be downloading the Linux client very soon to enable me to run this game on a more secure operating system though. Doom3 is an amazing game and the whole Mars base is very well done.

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