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installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal ) has got new Desktop – Unity ; Although you can switch to classic GNOME Desktop from the login menu, if you want (for any reason – may be you don’t like the Unity desktop or your computer doesn’t support the 3D effects in unity), but it’s not recommended, give it a try you might like it.

All other features are almost same, so as usual – Ubuntu 11.04 doesn’t include some basics softwares and libraries by default, due to licensing problem (just relax you don’t have to worry about that). Ubuntu Software Center has ratings/reviews and comments, so it will be very helpful in choosing/installing applications. Banshee is the default media player and Firefox 4, the default Web Browser. The left icon bar , is pretty good for launching favorite apps quickly.

installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

That’s enough about Ubuntu 11.04! Let’s come to our point – how to install adobe flash player on Ubuntu 11.04, because you want to surf Internet (having more than 60% websites, with Flash content), and of-course a flash player is required. That’s where the adobe flash player comes in the mind , The best flash player available free of cost for all web browsers. it can play videos in youtube and flash games or any other flash content on the web. In upcoming few years, we may not need any flash player because of the new features of HTML 5.0 , but currently all browsers do not support it well, specially Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 11.04

#1 : Download the *.deb (short for Debian) package for your system.

Download Adobe Flash for Ubuntu 11.04

#2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center or use dpkg to install it from command line (Enter login password when prompted).

  sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb

#3 : That’s All ..Now restart the Firefox browser and enjoy videos and flash content over the web.

Alternative Way

Go to menu located in Top Left corner and search for ‘Ubuntu Software Center’. Now open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “adobe flash” and install it in a single click But above method is better if you want to install latest version or install it from synaptic package manager (don’t forget to click on reload button in the beginning itself, for latest information regarding the packages). The process is quite simple – search for ‘adobe flash’ and mark the box for installation which says – ‘Adobe Flash Plugin’ ; Now click on Apply button to install the selected package(s).

how to install adobe flash player in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has just Released and after the completion  of download and installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.10 you must install adobe flash player because most of the web pages on the World Wide Web(www) contains flash content.That’s why A flash player is required and adobe flash player is the ultimate choice.In Ubuntu 10.10 many things has changed as compare to it’s predecessor version Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx,e.g you will notice some changes in ubuntu software center,in beginning itself the installation options and interface has changed.


You can Install Adobe Flash Player in many ways –

1. By Directly Downloading it from it’s official website

Go here and download Adobe Flash Player,then open the file with debian package installer.Then the installation will complete within few minutes.If you are still not sure then go here “Steps in Installing Adobe Flash player” for stepwise details.

2. From Ubuntu Software Center OR Synaptic Package Manager

Open USC or SPM and search for ‘adobe flash player’; click on install(In case of USC) or mark the package and Apply(In case on SPM) to install the adobe flash player packages.You may have to authenticate before installing,if so then enter your ubuntu 10.10 login password to proceed.

how to install adobe flash player in Mozilla Firefox


Do you know that …Most(probably more than 66%) of the web pages on the Internet have Flash Content.Some have little or some have less flash contents;some of them are totally based on Flash.So if you want to have fun watching videos on YouTube(Although YouTube has planned to use HTML 5,in that case you can enjoy videos without any need of flash player;but at least 5 years is required to implement this plan) or surfing websites on the web,a flash player is needed at the client end i.e browser.So after reading this post you can easily install firefox with a couple of clicks.Adobe Flash player is available for windows,Linux and Mac OSX,Solaris,Windows Mobile,Symbian and Android.

Steps for installing Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 3.*/4.0

#1 : Download Adobe Flash from it’s official Website(Click on the link given below and select your operating system).

        Download Adobe Flash Player

#2 : Click on Agree and Install Button to begin the installation procedure.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.

#3 : After completion of installation,restart your browser.

#4 : That’s all …To verify go to YouTube and play a video.

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 10.04

installing adobe flash in ubuntu

Adobe flash player is necessary for modern browsing experience because more than 65% of the websites on the Internet have flash contents.For playing youtube video you need latest version of adobe flash.After the fresh installation of ubuntu 10.04,you can install the adobe flash player(It will work For atleast these browsers-Mozilla,Crome,Opera,SeaMonkey and Midori) by following these steps :

step1 : Download the .deb package fr0m the adobe’s website.Its size is 3.84 MB.
Download URL : http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

step2 : If you have selected the default option at the time of downloading like -“Open with – Gdebi package installer” then installation will be automatically started after the completion of downloading,otherwise go to the location of downloaded file and right-click(default) on it to open with “Gdebi Package Installer”.

step3 : After some moments an option- “Install package” will appear on the right corner of a window.Click on “install package”,it may asks for user password,if so then enter your user account(Ubuntu login) password.

step4 : Wait for few minutes until the installation will complete.Now, Open the browser and open youtube.com to play a video.If no problem is there, then your work is done otherwise click on reinstall the package.

step5 : That’s all ..I hope you installed the adobe flash successfully in your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Lucid Lynx).