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:
chown -R root:root usr(where “
usr” is the subfolder from the archive, not the system folder)
- copy this “
usr” folder to “
/usr“, i.e. copy it to the system folder
(Of course, you can also do these steps with “
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 :)