Monday, April 9, 2012

HowTo: Install Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 6.2

Update 15-07-2012: the folks at the Repoforge have added flash-plugin to their repository. If you prefer to use their package follow the instructions at http://linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.pt/2012/07/howto-install-adobe-flash-player-using.html.
 
To install Adobe Flash Player you'll need to change to root, install Adobe's YUM repository, import the associated GPG key, update the repositories and install Adobe Flash Player.

For a 32-bit CentOS 6.2 installation, run the following commands:
$ su
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm 
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux 
# yum check-update 
# yum install flash-plugin 

Launch Mozilla Firefox and in the address bar enter about:plugins. An Shockwave Flash entry should be available.

If you point to System -> Preferences you'll notice that a new entry named Adobe Flash Player is now available.

Fire up a random Youtube clip and have fun ;)

5 comments:

GaneshM said...

Thanks for the post. :)

Anonymous said...

gracias!!!

Rolando said...

gracias, funciona de maravilla.

Moderator said...

This was quick and simple, Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Direct and to the point. Tested and works on CentOS 6.3 with x86_64 detection/installation. Thanks so much