November 11, 2009

Installing Flash Player on Ubuntu 9.10

Flash player, useful for watching videos online, can be downloaded and installed as follows, on Ubuntu Karmic.

1. Download the plugin from here.

2. Save the file. I saved it in my 'Setup_Files' directory.

3. Open the terminal, and cd to the directory where you have saved your file.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd /home/varsha/Setup_Files

4. Uncompress the file.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~/Setup_Files$ sudo tar -xzf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

5. Copy the extracted file to the 'Mozilla plugins' directory.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~/Setup_Files$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

6. Delete the tar.gz and the extracted file, if you want to, using the rm command.

varsha@varsha-laptop:~/Setup_Files$ rm libflashplayer.so