How to Install Adobe Flash Player 32 on Fedora Linux

Adobe Flash is a web browser plug-in used to display interactive web pages, online games, and to playback video and audio content. Flash displays text, vector graphics and raster graphics to provide animations, video games, and applications. It also allows streaming of audio and video and can capture mouse, keyboard, microphone and camera input.

Note that Adobe’s Flash plug-in is not included in Fedora because it is not free and nor open source software. However, Adobe releases a version of the Flash plug-in for Fedora and other mainstream Linux distributions using Firefox, Chromium, and other widely used internet browsers.

Google Chrome users, no need to install Adobe Flash Player since it bundled with its own version of NPAPI pre-installed.

In this article, we will explain how to install Adobe Flash Player 32 using Adobe’s own YUM Repository in Fedora Linux.

Installing Adobe YUM Repository in Fedora Linux

First update or upgrade your Fedora Linux software package index using following dnf command.

$ sudo dnf makecache
$ sudo dnf -y update
$ sudo dnf -y upgrade  [Optional]

Next, install and enable official Adobe Yum repositories on Fedora Linux using following rpm command.

----------- Adobe Repository 64-bit x86_64 ----------- 
$ sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

----------- Adobe Repository 32-bit x86 -----------
$ sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Sample Output
Retrieving http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.MbSsFS: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY
Verifying...                          ################################# [100%]
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1       ################################# [100%]

Installing Adobe Flash Player in Fedora Linux

Once the Adobe Yum repository installed, you can proceed further to install Adobe Flash player together with its dependencies using following command.

$ sudo dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
Sample Output
Adobe Systems Incorporated                                                           650  B/s | 1.9 kB     00:03
Package alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.1.6-4.fc29.x86_64 is already installed.
Package libcurl-7.61.1-2.fc29.x86_64 is already installed.
Dependencies resolved.
========================================================================================================================================
 Package                                          Arch              Version                     Repository                      Size
========================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 flash-plugin                                     x86_64            32.0.0.156-release          adobe-linux-x86_64              8.6 M
Transaction Summary
=========================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package
Total download size: 8.6 M
Installed size: 20 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
flash-player-npapi-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64.rpm                                     545 kB/s | 8.6 MB     00:16    
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                544 kB/s | 8.6 MB     00:16     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                  1/1 
Installed: flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64
  Installing       : flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64                           1/1 
  Running scriptlet: flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64                           1/1 
Installed: flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64
  Verifying        : flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64                           1/1 

Installed:
  flash-plugin-32.0.0.156-release.x86_64
Complete!

Verify Adobe Flash Player in Fedora Linux

Restart your Firefox web browser and type about:plugins on address bar to verify the Adobe Flash Plugin as shown.

Verify Adobe Flash Plugin in Fedora

Verify Adobe Flash Plugin in Fedora

Similarly, restart your Google Chrome browser and type chrome://flash on address bar to verify the Adobe Flash Plugin as shown.

To set preferences, launch Adobe Flash Player window from the Activities menu on your Desktop as shown.

Adobe Flash Player Preferences

Adobe Flash Player Preferences

That’s it! In this article, we’ve explained how to install Adobe flash in Fedora Linux. We hope that everything worked fine, otherwise reach us via the feedback form below.

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1 Response

  1. Robert Tighe says:

    For the adobe repository 64 bit x86 command line the command
    $ sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
    is cut off in your article and without the remaining characters the transfer is ignored.

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