Quick tutorial - installing Flash Player on Fedora 7

Let's face it - the web is a less fun place without Flash. There are plenty of sites that make use of it, and while we have projects to build a free implementation, it's not quite there yet.

So here, I'm going to try and show you how install Flash Player on Fedora 7 as quickly as possible. The process should be pretty simple, but does require use of the terminal. You might want to get one open right now.

$ su -
[[Enter your root password when prompted]]
# rpm -Uvh http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/flash-plugin-

That one hit command should download and install the RPM version of the current Flash Player at the time of writing. A quick restart of your browsers should complete the installation, and Flash should work.

You may want to browse about:plugins in Firefox (and similar browsers), to check it is installed. You should see something like this:

about:plugins page screenshot

If you get that, all is well and Flash is installed. Have fun!

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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Discussion: Quick tutorial - installing Flash Player on Fedora 7

  1. Peter Cruickshank (guest)

    # Posted on 05 November 2007 at 11:55 PM

    Or alternately, just download the tar.gz file, and extract the libflashplayer.so file into ~/mozilla/plugins

    Benefits of this method include:

    1. No need to use the terminal.
    2. No need for root permissions.
    3. Works on any distribution with Firefox.

  2. billy (guest)

    # Posted on 10 October 2008 at 02:21 PM

    are you kidding me? if i am a begginer am i supposeto know how to open a "TERMINAL" whatever th F*&$ that is first Da!!!!!

  3. Kaitlyn (guest)

    # Posted on 05 February 2009 at 02:17 AM

    I don't get it.......I need Flash but my dad isn't hear and this is suppose to be easy???? ugh....stupid computer geeks..

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