How to install adobe flash player 10.1 final in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10/9.04

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This is a developer prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is being made available for developers to test their content to ensure new features function as expected, existing content plays back correctly, and there are no compatibility issues. Consumers can try the release of Flash Player 10.1 to preview hardware acceleration of video on supported Windows PCs and x86-based netbooks.

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If you want to install adobe flash player 10.1 in Ubuntu follow these steps

edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For ubuntu 10.04 users add the following line lucid partner

For ubuntu 9.10 users add the following line karmic partner

For ubuntu 9.04 users add the following line jaunty partner

Install adobe flash player 10.1

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

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10 Responses

  1. Aaron says:

    Will this work with 64bit systems? Or are we still stuck with the flash 10.0.32 alpha from adobe labs?

  2. admin says:

    @no it doesn’t work on 64-bit systems

  3. MrD says:

    This is a somewhat more extensive way to install than when I tried the other day when it first appeared as available to try. That time I installed it following the given instructions but found that my browser (Shiretoko) was crashing whilst watching flash videos on BBC: Iplayer and CH4’s: 4OD. The controls in window were strangely distorted, button fonts too small to recognise except through instinct of previous builds, video was hard to start frequently with only audio playing.

  4. jab says:

    @Aaron, you can get a 64bit Linux “pre-release” version of flash here:

    Install is similar, it will contain a .so that you would put in ~/.mozilla/plugins after removing the Ubuntu installed version.

    Note this is a 10.0 pre-release and NOT a 10.1 version.

    It has worked well for me.

  5. iceman says:

    is it necessary to upgade the flash player plugin?

    if your flash player is working fine theres no need to mess it up.

    dont fix if its not broken…

  6. WiseGuy1020 says:

    It might actually be useful for ubuntu users IF it had video hardware acceleration for linux.

    Screw flash. Come on HTML5.

  7. Natrinicle says:

    I found that I could not watch Youtube without stuttering on my netbook with v10 of Flash. I downloaded v10.1 RC6 from and wanted to install the plugin into Chromium. I found that you don’t have to uninstall the old version of Flash first, but you can simply install the, after untaring the archive, into the /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin folder and it should work for both chromium and firefox. Now I can watch Youtube without any stuttering!

  8. Fal says:

    Hey it works 🙂

  9. Linhooks says:

    I am using Linux Mint 9. Typed in sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin in the terminal as suggested above. All working now, thanks

  10. Oscar says:

    The urls (i.e. karmic partner), should be preceded by the word “deb”

    that’s the only way it would work when I modified my file on 9.10

    So it should read:

    deb karmic partner

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