We all acknowledge that adobe flash player is without doubt the most essential application every mobile and PC user should have. Without flash player, opening and browsing over animations, videos, media content and even flash games would be something impossible. The good thing however, is that owing to its importance, Windows, Android, MAC, Solaris, Linux among other operating systems have ensured that they offer support for this application. If you have been stuck asking how to install flash player in Ubuntu, this is the perfect guide you’ll ever need.
As a Linux and Ubuntu user, installing flash player does not have to a hassle. Even without much technical know-how, you can still pull this one off. First we are going to begin with installation steps that work for 32 bit operating systems only.
Command mode installation
- First update the repository using this command [$ sudo apt – get update.]
- Install flash player using this command [$sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer]
Once you have entered the two commands on the command line, flash player will install automatically together with its dependencies.
Graphics User Interface Mode installation
- Open Ubuntu software center, then in the search box, type “adobe flash player”. The application should appear in the list that appears.
- At the far left of your results, on the adobe flash player menu click “install”.
- You are now good to view all multimedia files in your browsers.
If you are using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu (most modern devices are 64 bit), you are not compromised either. There is a simple method to install flash player in 64 bit operating systems of Ubuntu. The guideline below shows you these steps clearly.
- On your desktop, open /etc/apt/sources.listfile. Identify the following lines and uncomment on each of them. Deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner
- Update the repository using this command: [$ sudo apt-get update]
- Install flash player by entering the following command [$ sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin]
- That’s it, you have successfully installed flash player on Ubuntu.