View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install flash plugin

March 17th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Hi Everyone,

I've figured out by myself a simpple way to install the flash player plugin for my firefox browser, so i post the solution because i didn't find anything SIMPLE ! I made this on ubuntu 8.10 but i gess that would work with other versions.

Firts launch a terminal in your Applications > Utilities (or accessories).

Then type : sudo synaptic
this will launch the synaptic package manager giving it the rights to install packages.

Enter your user password.

Then in the search field type "flash"

You will see a flashplugin-nonfree item > check the item

A popup window will ask if you accept to install dependent packages
> Accept the install.

When it's finished, close your browser, then restart it and... tada... you have your flash plugin !!

Hope than will help other beginners like me...


March 17th, 2009, 01:38 PM
1. Synaptic is in System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager so no need to type anything in a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) unless it doesn't run from there. Then, you would run it from a terminal to see what's wrong with it. And by the way, it should be gksudo synaptic.

2. If you want the plugins, just install ubuntu-restricted-extras package and you would have java, flash, codecs, fonts, etc.