How to install Adobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04 (32 bit and 64 bit Hardy heron)

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15th Oct 2008 adobe released Flash Player version 10.If you want to know what is new in adobe flash player 10 check this.In this tutorial we will see how to install dobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04.

Preparing your system

Remove your existing Flash plugin, if you have one installed. This command will remove Flash 9 if you installed it from Ubuntu’s repository

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

For 32 bit Users

Install adobe Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu 8.04

Method 1

First you need to download the .deb package from here

Click the download link to begin installation. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to save the installer to your desktop.

Save the .deb package to your desktop, and wait for it to download completely.

Double-click on the .deb package and follow the instructions to complete installation.


Use the following command from your terminal

sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

This will complete the installation.

Method 2

Using apturl

First you need to make sure you have installed apturl using the following command

sudo apt-get install apturl

Now you need to go to the download page menctioned above click on linux section from dropdown box select APT for Ubuntu 8.04+ Click the download link and follow the instructions to complete installation.

To get the most up-to-date Flash Player in the future, issue the following commands from the Terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

Verify your plugin Installation

To verify the plugin is installed in Mozilla, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.


In your broweser enter the following command and check


For 64 bit Users

Thanks to Alejandro for this nice script.First you need to Download shell script from here
Using the following command


Now you need to give execute permissions using the following command

sudo chmod +x

Run the script now

sudo sh ./

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81 Responses

  1. Jake says:

    I receive a ‘Sorry, this page is not available’ error message when trying to download the .deb package. 🙁

  2. admin says:


    I am able to download without any problem and you can try to use method 2 described in the article.

  3. malaeum says:

    And yet AGAIN Adobe is ignoring the 64 bit folks, glad to see we are still clinging to dead technology…

    Looks like I’ll have to wait for an install method for 64-bit.

  4. admin says:


    Yes that is really disappointment for 64-bit folks

  5. jake says:

    Argh, stupid Adobe, they seem to have f****d up some forwarding.

    Get the .deb here:

  6. winterio says:

    Nice! It works flawlessly here! thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Markisses says:

    Any about x86_64 please?

  8. contrast says:

    Big thanks for this. I had tried installing Intrepid’s package for the Flash plug-in with varied results. This appears to be working properly – no more 100% CPU usage just from watching a Flash video. Woot woot!

  9. Vadim P. says:

    Yeah I’d like 64bit instructions too. But, I’m very glad they’ve made a .deb now.

  10. Jay says:

    Flash => Flash cookies => web sites doing things with my browser I don’t like. I can skip watching people twirling squirrels and dancing

  11. shell says:

    can use it at 64bit ubuntu ??

  12. stat says:

    Neither method works for me. Method one acts like it installs but nothing in about:plugins. Apturl gives the same error mentioned about about the package not being available. All three of my machines are running:

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092510 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.3

  13. Mark Preston says:

    I used 2nd method first. And I tried both methods, issuing the remove … plug-in both times, first thing. On the 1st attempt GDebi ran the package and issued no problems. ON checking about:plugins, I have Flash/Shockwave 9.something.

    Ran the remove command again, d/l’d the package to my Desktop and issued the command string. Checked about:plugins to see I have 9.0/something.

  14. eimi says:

    Unfortunately, on Kubuntu 8.04 these methods seems not working. I’ve tried to remove (through apt) flashplugin-nonfree and install with dpkg a .deb with flash 10 – but all of my browsers (Firefox, Opera, Konqueror) have ignored it. I tried to manually copy a .so file into all possible plugin directories – still doesn’t work. Anyone has any idea how to resolve this?

  15. Scott says:

    I’m having the same problems as stated above. Ubunti 8.04.

    Neither method works for me. Method one acts like it installs but nothing in about:plugins. Apturl gives the same error mentioned about about the package not being available.

  16. Scott says:

    I got it to work, finally. Instead of using gdebi I saved the package to the desktop and used dpkg (a couple times), and when I opened firefox back up it shows it at the top of about:plugins.

    Make sure Firefox is closed when you run it, and use sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

    Flash sites that didn’t work before unless firefox was restarted are working everytime now! YAY!

  17. garraxxi says:

    Tnx a lot, I’m user of 64 bit technologie, your tutorial works for me without any problem.

    Sorry my english 🙁

  18. Jon says:

    The shell script worked for me (64-bit, 8.04, Q6600) – thanks.
    YouTube playing again properly and Flash generally looking more robust than with Flash 9. Still a hideous CPU hog. One or two Flash apps flickering badly – not sure what’s causing that.

  19. X-plo says:

    Hello mates,

    I’m getting this error when the script is in the middle of the procedure.

    => `libnspr4-0d_4.7.2~b2-0ubuntu1~fta1~hardy_i386.deb’
    Connecting to||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    10:30:50 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    It seems that the package is not longer available.

    I’m running on ubuntu 64 bits and I’m using the 2nd method.

    Any help?

  20. Alejandro says:

    @ X-plo

    Disalble temporarily all your non-standard repositories. (ie. disable all Launchpad repositories)
    Leave checked only your ubuntu repositories.

    Then try again.

  21. flourenco says:

    64 bit script worked like a charm on my ubuntu 64! Thanks a LOT!

    One note only:
    The shell script does not require execution permissions if you use “sh” command to run it.

    So go for either of this two variants (I prefer number 2 though):
    chmod +x
    sudo ./

    2) sudo sh ./

  22. X-plo says:

    Alejandro I tried and nothing happened, same error :S Can anyone help me?

    nobody# wget
    => `libnspr4-0d_4.7.2~b2-0ubuntu1~fta1~hardy_i386.deb’
    Connecting to||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    23:56:42 ERROR 404: Not Found.

  23. Alejandro says:

    @ X-plo
    The problem remains your repositories.
    The error you are getting mentions the “” repository, and that is a 3rd party repository that does not contain the necesary pakages.
    You need to disable that repository and enable the main ones.

  24. X-plo says:


    Finally I already did that, I comment out all repositories and I left the originals repositories, after that I updated my system, but I am getting another output:

    The following i386 packages will be installed: libnss3-1d
    Continue [Y/n]?
    libnss3-1d was not found in your repositories
    Make sure you have all repositories enabled and updated
    No packages to install
    The following i386 packages will be installed: libnspr4-0d
    Continue [Y/n]?
    libnspr4-0d was not found in your repositories
    Make sure you have all repositories enabled and updated
    No packages to install

    at the end the result was this:

    *** NSPlugin Viewer *** ERROR: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

    I did another manual procedure to get the missing libs but it was the same. :S Some idea?

  25. Dan says:

    I was having trouble until I uninstalled gnashplayer (must’ve installed it sometime during set-up).

  26. Peter says:

    Many many thanks,

    now flash works properly

  27. James Dashner says:

    You no longer need nspluginwrapper. Adobe has released flashplayer 10 64-bit alpha. It is running fine on my system.

  28. The Moorish says:

    Thank you finally something that actually works .

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