Saturday, May 19, 2012

HowTo: Install Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 6.2 x86_64

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
Ever since I've upgraded my Dell D620 from an Intel Core Duo T2300E to a Core 2 Duo T7200 I've grown to be "64 bits conscious". As a result today I'll explain how to install Adobe Flash Player in CentOS 6.2 x86_64.

To install Adobe Flash Player on a RHEL 6.2 clone, you'll need to change to root, install Adobe's YUM repository, import the associated GPG key and install Adobe Flash Player for x86_64.

For a 64 bits CentOS 6.2 installation, run the following commands:

  1. $ su
  2. # rpm -ivh
  3. # rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
  4. # yum install flash-plugin

If you're running i386 you can install Adobe Flash Player following the instructions I've laied out here.

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.

You can test if the plugin is working by visiting or by firing up a random Youtube clip.

1 comment:

pondoklukman said...

thanks, now my linux can play flash player.