Installing The Adobe Flash Plugin 10 On A 64bit Ubuntu 8.04

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Author: Falko Timme

This tutorial shows how you can install the Adobe Flash plugin 10 on a 64bit Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Although Adobe does not provide a Flash 10 plugin for x86_64 Linux, this is possible with a little script provided by

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Update The System

Make sure that your system is up-to-date. Go to System > Administration > Update Manager...

... and click on Install Updates to install the available updates (if the list is empty, click on Check first to make sure your system is really up-to-date):

Type in your password:

The system will then be updated.

It is possible that the system needs a restart after the update. If you see the blue restart icon in the taskbar, reboot the system:


2 Install Flash 10

Now open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)...

... and download the script:


Then execute it as follows:

sudo sh ./

Afterwards, open/restart Firefox and type


in the address bar, and you should see a list of all installed Firefox plugins. If all went well, Flash 10 should be listed there as well.


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