Saturday, May 5, 2012

Installing Adobe Flash Plugin on Ubuntu

Installing Adobe Flash Plugin on latest versions of Ubuntu (11 +) is straight forward and can easily be done by directly search and install from Ubuntu Software Center.

The problem comes when you are using the old versions of Ubuntu. Yesterday I have to install Ubuntu 9.10 on my system and got the problem of installing flash player plugin. After some searching I found the solution that requires enabling of repositories. Step by step solution is as follows:

  • Go to "System > Administration > Software Sources" from the menu.
  • Click "Other Software" tab and check the two options that represents the repositories. Selecting those repositories allows Ubuntu to download other softwares that includes adobe flash plugin as well.
  • Go to  "System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager" and search for 'adobe flash plugin'. It will give the package to install, you just need to select that package and click the 'Apply' button on the top.

Now you can run flash videos/games on your system.