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Install Adobe Flash for Firefox properly

Let’s see how to install Adobe Flash under Ubuntu for Firefox properly.

Visit the official site (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) and download the .tar.gz file. Create a temporary directory (e.g. /tmp/flash) and save the file there. This archive is a tarbomb, that’s why we put it in a dedicated folder.

Unzip the archive. There is a “usr” subfolder whose owner and group must be set before copying it to “/usr“. Switch to root (with “su“) and perform the following actions:

  1. chown -R root:root usr (where “usr” is the subfolder from the archive, not the system folder)
  2. copy this “usr” folder to “/usr“, i.e. copy it to the system folder

(Of course, you can also do these steps with “sudo” too.)

Finally, copy the file “libflashplayer.so” to the directory “$HOME/.mozilla/plugins/“. It’s very likely that this folder doesn’t exist yet so create it first.

Restart Firefox and enjoy the ultimate Flash experience :)

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