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Installing and Troubleshooting Adobe Flash Player for Firefox on Linux (Doc ID 848202.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.6.9 to 2.6.18-128
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6.9 to 2.6.18-128
Adobe Flash Player
Mozilla Firefox
Enterprise Linux


Goal

Adobe Flash Player is a proprietary multimedia player developed by Adobe (formerly Macromedia) for viewing animations and video on websites. My Oracle Support requires the use of Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0.115 or higher). This document aims to help users install and troubleshoot issues with the Adobe Flash Player plugin for Mozilla Firefox on Linux.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1. Introduction
 2. Test whether Adobe Flash Player is already installed and works
 3. Preparing to install Adobe Flash Player
 4. Installing Adobe Flash Player
 4.1 Adobe Flash Player 10 for Firefox 3 (32-bit) on Enterprise Linux 5 (x86 and x86_64)
 4.2 Adobe Flash Player 10 for Firefox 3 (64-bit) on Enterprise Linux 5 (x86_64)
 4.2.1 - Adobe Flash Player 10 (64-bit prerelease)
 4.2.2 - Adobe Flash Player 9 (32-bit) with nspluginwrapper
 4.2.3 - Adobe Flash Player 10 (32-bit) with nspluginwrapper
 4.3 Adobe Flash Player 9 for Firefox 3 (32-bit) on Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
 4.4 Adobe Flash Player 9 for Firefox 3 (64-bit) on Enterprise Linux 4 (x86_64)
 4.5 Adobe Flash Player 10 for Firefox 3 (32-bit) on Fedora 9/10/11 (x86 and x86_64)
 4.6 Adobe Flash Player 10 for Firefox 3 (64-bit) on Fedora 9/10/11 (x86_64)
 5. Testing Adobe Flash Player
 6. Troubleshooting
 6.1 Stale, conflicting or missing plugins
 6.2 Use the correct plugin for the version of Linux
 6.3 Use the correct plugin for the version (wordsize) of Firefox
 6.4 Use 32-bit rather than 64-bit version of Firefox
 7. Workarounds
 7.1 Adobe Flash Player 9 (32-bit) for Firefox 3 (64-bit) on Enterprise Linux 4 (x86_64)
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