Ubuntu Tricks: Update Adobe Flash 64-bit

There seem to be so many instructions to get this done that its become confusing. In my case this was trying to get MySpace Player running after receiving a notification that Adobe Flash 11.2.202 is “outdated”.

What may be even more frustrating to some is that Ubuntu Software Center shows that Adobe Flash is installed, as well as the Adobe test page successfully animating. What?!

Here’s what I did to get it working just a few minutes ago.

Make sure to get the latest Adobe Flash package (in “.tar.gz” format) from the official page. For 64-bit the correct package is: install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

If you have this setup right it should get downloaded in the ~/Downloads/ directory. Run the following commands in the terminal shell:

jamz@test:~$ cd Downloads
jamz@test:~/Downloads$ mkdir install_flash
jamz@test:~/Downloads$ mv install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz install_flash/
jamz@test:~/Downloads/install_flash$ tar -xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

The important file here is: libflashplayer.so

Install in Mozilla Firefox in the current user’s home folder:

jamz@test:~/Downloads/install_flash$ mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
jamz@test:~/Downloads/install_flash$ cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Install in Chromium in the system folder:

jamz@test:~/Downloads/install_flash$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/


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