Adobe Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux Released and Ubuntu installation Instructions

This is a prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software 64-bit Linux platforms. It is being made available for developers and consumers to test their content to ensure new features function as expected, existing content plays back correctly, and there are no compatibility issues.

You can download flash 64-bit version from here

Installation Procedure

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1. Download the new flash from here.

2. Right click on the .tar.gz archive and choose ‘extract here.’

3. Open up a new terminal window and type ‘locate libflashplayer.so’

4. The results should show that there are two locations where flash resides, but this may differ for other people:

/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

5. In the same terminal, type ’sudo nautilus /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer’

6. Copy and paste the new libflashplayer.so file from the location you extracted it into and overwrite the old one. Now inside Nautilus, navigate to any other locations that came up in the “locate” command – so for me it was the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory. Copy and paste once again. Just be careful while you’re in Nautilus as root, as you have full access to all files and folders – so don’t overwrite/delete anything you shouldn’t!

7. That’s it, all done. You can verify it’s working by opening up Firefox and typing ‘about:plugins’ in the address bar. Visit YouTube and any other flash sites to check that it does indeed work, and you should hopefully notice a marked improvement in performance.

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11 thoughts on “Adobe Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux Released and Ubuntu installation Instructions

  1. If flash is not working and firefox become unstable,
    try running firefox from console. If error ELFCLASS…etc showed up, that’s mean your old flash is 32 bit. You shouldn’t simply overwrite it, instead just remove flashplugin-nonfree package and put libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

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  2. No luck for me, lots of Segmentation Faults in popular pages like my Gmail inbox as the previous 64bits versions, so went back to the 32 bits + nspluginwrapper

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  3. you can also put it in ~/.mozilla/plugins/

    and I too have the same problem as @David, it’s useless since it makes FF crashe with gmail

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  4. thanks, and it works..
    btw, i also write a tuts -after reading yours of course- and get it refined..
    i find the fact that if before in the box using flash using synaptic, it shoud be removed first.. or will be no effect..

    anyway, thanks for sharing

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  5. To those people experiencing segfaults in Firefox, it’s probably because of a bug that’s caused by running Adobe AIR at the same time as Flash 10 64 bit. I was hoping this release might fix it but I’ll have to stick with 32 bit + nspluginwrapper for a while longer… ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1080781 )

    I find it quite amazing that Adobe’s products aren’t able to work along side each other :/

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  6. it appears to be working allright.
    i wasn’t expecting that a single replace would do the job, too much time using windows ;)

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  7. For some reason when i type ‘locate libflashplayer.so’ nothing comes up in my terminal. It returns to the command prompt. However, I do indeed have the file in the folders mentioned above. Is there a reason why locate isn’t working for me?

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  8. This worked for me just fine.

    But now, it won’t work after I upgraded to Firefox 3.6. I had to downgrade back to get it working again.

    Any one knows how to do this with Firefox 3.6

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