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. Idk says:

    Thanks i was having a lot of frezes on flash9 when using fullscreen (:

  2. jpsc says:

    status:Error:Wrong architecture ‘i386’

    Help me please!!thanks

  3. Vadim P. says:

    Jpsc: you’re on 64bit ubuntu, so follow the “For 64 bit Users” instructions.

  4. jieff tan says:

    The 64 bit download worked great, I felt so thankful after failed on trying others so many time.
    Thanks for providing such a great help!

  5. Jon Nicholson says:

    The download and install for Flash Player 10 64 bit worked like a charm. Thanks for bringing a couple of days of futility to an end!

  6. Ajay says:

    The 64 bit script worked like a charm. Thank you. Have a brilliant New Year!

  7. Sadarax says:

    Works good in Kbuntu 8.04.1 AMD64. Thanks a lot.

  8. Rinfanaiel says:

    Thanks a lot! Script worked great for my Kubuntu 8.04 64bit

  9. Chuck says:

    Worked perfect! Thanks!!!!

  10. Abel says:

    Hi… I installed the adobe-flash plugin from the ubuntu repositories but I kept on having problems with flash. I uninstalled it and did my installation using the package on the adobe site but I’m still experiencing problems with flash.
    When I try for a new installation this is what I get on the terminal:

    abel@abel-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    adobe-flashplugin is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 20 not upgraded.

    Yet when I go to sites such as, I get a notification that says:
    “To view this site, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version of Flash.”

    My about plugins page also has no sign that the adobe flash-plugin is installed. Im perplexed. Help anyone… Please.

  11. Maj says:

    Warning to people who might consider using this script: This doesn’t install the 64 bit Flash 10 plugin, it installs the 32 bit version with a 64 bit wrapper. This is already done for you in Intrepid and later versions of Ubuntu when you sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

  12. khaled says:

    please when i go to installe adobe flash player i found an error why this proplem can you help me to solve this proplem , thanks

  13. Jason says:

    i’m having trouble…
    I’m on Ubuntu 8.04 and am following method one (method 2 isn’t working at all…)
    I’m receiving this error after downloading the .deb package to my desktop
    “Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libpango1.0-0”
    I attempted to install this and I received a message saying that I had an later version installed…ideas?

  14. dogtato says:

    Thanks for that script, I’ve been trying to get flash working for a few days now but I’m new to linux so anything more complicated than “type sudo apt-get” or “run this script” wasn’t very helpful.

  15. oaksterdam says:

    Outstanding. The 64-bit shell script worked like a charm. Thanks Alejandro! You rock!

  16. Phil Usher says:

    Thanks very much. x64 Script worked for 9.04 AMD also.

  17. genevieve says:

    i’m trying to install the 64 bit version but something isn’t working (i am pretty new to this business). when i try to view flash i get the message about not having the latest version of flash player. when i ran the script terminal says:
    “HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    11:04:55 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    dpkg: error processing getlibs-all.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    “sudo: getlibs: command not found”
    “*** NSPlugin Viewer *** ERROR: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer”

  18. Xob says:

    On ubuntu 8.04 make sure you are up to date on libs!

    System > Administration > Software sources > Updates tab

    Tick “Importan security updates (hardy-security)” and “Recommended Updates (hardy-updates)” on! > close

    “System > Administration > Update manager” and Install all updates

  19. erich says:


  20. Kaz says:

    I’m trying to install using terminal but i keep getting;

    dpkg: error processing install_flash_player_10_linux.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:

    after following the steps before and saving the .deb file to my desktop… What am I doing wrong? :s Hope someone can help…


  21. J-Man says:

    I have installed the Flash Player plug-in for Firefox on Ubuntu 8.04 and even after I installed, it still says “Get Adobe Flash Player” when I go too certain websites, example: and so on….

    What do I do???

  22. shawn says:

    Hello, I have a problem with Flash because the computer does not remove it entirely(I have Ubuntu 9.04). If I try to remove it, it won’t vanish from the application list. I want to remove it because it doesn’t work with the Facebook Playfish games, but works with anyother flash game…any help!?!?!?!? Thank you!!!!

  23. Santiago says:

    Hello. I am trying to use the 64 script, but it seems like ‘getlibs-all.deb’ that the script tries to download is no longer available. Where can I find it now? Thank you much.

  24. equus says:

    Hi I had problem downloading the getlibs-all.deb file too. It seems that Cappy’s changed the file host.


    Replace the following line in Alejandro’s script:




    And Bob’s your uncle.

  25. strawberry says:

    Thanks! I tried many things but the 64 bits actually worked! Thanks again

  26. Achilleas says:

    Tried 64bit script:
    Downloading and instaling Getlibs for required libraries
    => `getlibs-all.deb’
    Connecting to||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    11:25:17 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    dpkg: error processing getlibs-all.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory

    I checked the URL and there’s only an Apache “test page” there, so I commented the wget line of the script (added # to the beginning of line 12) and downloaded getlibs-all.deb from another location (just googled it) and saved it to home directory.
    Additionally, “tar zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz” extracted to my home directory and not a subdirectory named install_flash_player_10_linux, which is where the script tries to copy the file from, so I had to change line 35 to
    “sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/”
    and line 36 to

    After that it worked. I hope anyone who has the same problems reads this.

  27. Juan says:

    Works for me! Thanks a lot

  28. Jon Nicholson says:

    For anyone who tried the script and it didn’t work: I think the easiest way to install Flash Player 10 in Ubuntu is to go to the Adobe Labs website and download the 64 bit TAR.GZ file, double-click it to extract the file, and copy that file into your “plugins” folder in your browser folder.
    For my installation of Firefox, there was no existing “plugins” folder, so I had to create a folder named “plugins” in the .mozilla folder, and just paste the .so file into the “plugins” folder. Very easy.
    Remember, for newbies, you have to go to the View menu on your folder window and check the Show Hidden Files option to be able to see the .mozilla (or other browser) folder. My user name is “jon”, so the complete path to paste the .so file into was:

  29. tabish says:


  30. e.m.fields says:

    Hi –
    How to uninstall the 64-bit version now? Anyone?

    I installed this on Jaunty x64 via the above 32-bit workaround, but now that there’s an alpha Flash for linux x64, I’d like to uninstall. Can’t find the package!

    Thank you so much

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