Monday, 10 August 2009

Installing flash for firefox in xubuntu

This weekend I was trying to get the flash player installed on XUbuntu and working on firefox. Following the instructions on Adobe's site didn't work , but after a bit of googling this is what I did and it worked.

1. Download Adobe Flash Player from Choose the tar.gz option.

2. Extract the contents of the extracted file to your desktop . The file should now be on your desktop

3. Open up a terminal window

4. Enter the following , and replace username with your username.

sudu su
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
cp /home/username/desktop/ .
cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
cp /home/username/desktop/ .

5. Restart firefox (maybe a couple of times)

6. Test out