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Adobe Flash Player 11.3 Released – Install On RHEL/CentOS 6-5 and Fedora 17-12

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In this article we will learn on how to install Adobe Flash Player 11.3 plugin on RHEL 6.2/6.1/6/5.8, CentOS 6.2/6.1/6/5.8 and Fedora 17,16,15,14,13,12 systems using Adobe’s repository with YUM updater tool.

What is Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe Flash Player is an open source cross-platform application for web browsers that is used for streaming multimedia files like audio and video on a computer web browser like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.

Install Adobe Flash Player in Linux

Install Adobe Flash Player in Linux

Flash Player was developed by Macromedia to support and run SWF files, vector, 3D graphics and an embedded scripting languages that are used to stream audio and video. It was the only one application used by over 90% users across the globe and is a common for running games, animations and embedded scripts in the web pages.

Install Adobe Flash Player 11.3 on RHEL 6.2/6.1/6/5.8, CentOS 6.2/6.1/6/5.8 and Fedora 17,16,15,14,13,12

Step 1: Installing Adobe Repository

First add the following Adobe repositories for Flash Player based on your Linux systems.

For 32-bit x86 Systems

## For RHEL/CentOS 6-5 - 32-bit x86 ##
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

## For Fedora 17,16,15,14,13,12 - 32-bit x86 ##
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

For 64-bit x86_64 Systems

## For RHEL/CentOS 6-5 - 64-bit x86_64 ##
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

## For Fedora 17,16,15,14,13,12 - 64-bit x86_64 ##
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Step 2: Updating Adobe Repository

Next, we need to run the following command to update the Adobe’s own YUM repository to install Adobe Flash Player latest version.

# yum update

Step 3: Installing Adobe Flash Player 11.3

Now run the following command to install latest version of Flash Plugin on your Linux systems.

# yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

## Run the below command on RHEL/CentOS 5.8 ##
yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper curl

Step 4: Verifying Flash Plugin

Verify, the newly installed Flash Plugin on your favorite web browser and enjoy watching streaming multimedia files.

That’s all for now, enjoy playing games and watching streaming videos on your browser using Flash Player on systems.

Ravi Saive

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14 Responses

  1. Bloks says:

    Not working on Fedora 14, Fedora 16 an Fedora 17.

  2. Nick King says:

    Thanks – it worked 1st time :-)

  3. Mansoor Ali says:

    Videos are not able watch properly even after updating flash player at my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga), I Can’t get resolution more than 800×600 in my system, please specify necessary steps to get 1280×720 resolution.

    Thank You.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      What is your monitor resolution? you can change your resolution settings from “Desktop Settings”. If possible send a screen grab for checking.

  4. Mansoor Ali says:

    it was fine before the re installation,

    # Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

    Section “ServerLayout”
    Identifier “Default Layout”
    Screen 0 “Screen0″ 0 0
    InputDevice “Keyboard0″ “CoreKeyboard”
    EndSection

    Section “InputDevice”
    Identifier “Keyboard0″
    Driver “kbd”
    Option “XkbModel” “pc105″
    Option “XkbLayout” “us”
    EndSection

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “Videocard0″
    Driver “radeon”
    EndSection

    Section “Screen”
    Identifier “Screen0″
    Device “Videocard0″
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection “Display”
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection

  5. Mansoor Ali says:

    how to send screen shot over here.

  6. jon says:

    Worked Great!

  7. Jayjitraj says:

    Wow. This is working perfectly for Fedora 20 – 64 bit. Thanks for the post. :)

  8. fgysin says:

    Not working on RHEL6… don’t see the new flash-plugin version.

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