Add Flash Player to Iceweasel and Mozilla Firefox in Linux

Add Flash Player to Iceweasel and Mozilla Firefox in Linux

In this Article i will show you how can add Flash Player to Iceweasel and Mozilla Firefox in Linux (kali Linux).
Step 1: Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/, select your system and select .tar.gz for other linux.
Step 2: Open terminal Go to path where flash is downloaded. In my case its downloaded in ‘Downloads’ directory. cd ~/Downloads.
Step 3: ‘ls’ to see flash player. In the below pic you can see with red marked arrow. copy that.
Add Flash Player to Iceweasel and Mozilla Firefox in Linux
Step 4: tar -xvf your-flash-player-package.tar.gz . It will extract all of the thing to folder called ‘usr’ in same directory.
now u can see in red mark arrow ‘libflashplayer.so’ in same directory. we need to move libflashplayer.so to mozilla plugin directory.
Add Flash Player to Iceweasel and Mozilla Firefox in Linux
Step 5: So we need to move libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins . if plugins directory is not there you need to create it and then move it.
mv ~/Downloads/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Step 5: We need to copy the content of ~/Downloads/usr to /usr
cp -r usr/* /usr
Step 6: Open mozilla or iceweasel browser in address bar type ‘about:addons’ and enter. you will see a plugins menu at left, click on plugins. you will find shockwave flash. if its there your flash player is installed correctly else you have done some mistake in process.
Congrats your flash player is installed. Enjoy.

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3 Comments

  1. Pretty much the same steps I had tried from readme.txt. The point I am getting stuck is – it doesnt allow me to paste files in that directory, so I did “sudo 777 -R………….” and pasted it. Then I changed the permissions back to original one on “-R”. That’s it! Sudo stops working + After I logout, it will not allow me to login with my password. The error with sudo says “setuid should be set to 0”. Reinstalled my OS for 3rd time now as final option 🙁

  2. You’re a lifesaver!
    Been struggling checking out various sites for hours with my flash having died after doing some updates. (Guessing one of them must have entirely deleted the .mozilla plugins folder?)
    Your solution was very clearly explained and fixed my problem in a couple of minutes.
    Many thanks!

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