Saturday, July 14, 2012

HowTo: Install Adobe Flash Player using Repoforge on CentOS 6.3

To install Adobe Flash Player on RHEL or CentOS 6.3 using the Repoforge repository, you'll need to change to root, import repository's GPG key, install the repository file and install the Adobe Flash Player package.

If you're running a 32 bits system:
  1. $ su
  2. # rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
  3. # rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
  4. # yum install flash-plugin

On the other hand, if you have a 64 bits install issue the following commands:
  1. $ su
  2. # rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
  3. # rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
  4. # 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.

You can test if the plugin is working by visiting http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about or by firing up a random Youtube clip.

If you'd prefer to using Adobe's own YUM repository follow the steps described in http://linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.pt/2012/05/howto-install-adobe-flash-player-on.html and http://linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.pt/2012/04/howto-install-adobe-flash-player-on.html for 64 and 32 bit systems, respectively.

3 comments:

venu mani said...

it works well..........
thanks a lot .............

tangram said...

Thanks for the feedback.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.It worked.