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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By: Cassetti

Thank you so much!!!! This worked PERFECTLY

Amazingly Easy for a newbie, Did a ditro update from Intrepid to Jaunty, ran into issues with adobe, previous solution did not work for all sites like hulu, this is great, thank you!

By: Anonymous

thank you very much for this scripts! I use it for Ubuntu 8.10 (Linux 2.6.27-11-generic, GNOME 2.24.1) and it works fine. now i can to watch you-tube and others striming videos.

By: ButterflyOfFire


I found the same script to install Flash Player 10 here :

By: Anonymous

I really appreciate all the tutorials you supply, but I always skip to the second page since the first page is just lots of screenshots which really are not needed.

 This tutorial could (should) have been as simple as this:





 how can I uninstall all this stuff?

 I did it because only videos where playing but no flash at or other betting sites. Now, nothing works. Any idea of how to remove it?



By: Anonymous

this just killed all flash on my firefox. nothing flash related works now.

By: Daniel T Chen

The preferred mechanism for installing Flash 10 on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.10 is via the flashplugin-nonfree package.

By: loser

Because he is talking about flash 10, not flash 9.

By: Anonymous

Because this is a tutorial for Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 which does not have a flashplugin-nonfree package for amd64...  Hopefully it'll be in backports at some point (we can hope).


By: Anonymous


echo "deb hardy partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

apt-get install  adobe-flashplugin

By: Dagmar

I'm very glad having found such a detailed tutorial like yours, and flash is working how it never worked on my machine. As I'm a not so long-year-experienced linux user, I was very pleased to find all the screenshots and all the input for the terminal.



By: kat amsterdam

Make sure you check out

1st before running the script. The author of the script has made improvements to it. If you followed falko's instructions here and have now completely lost all of your Flash (and Adobe PDF for some reason). Just run the new script from and it will restore your flash.

 the most current version of the script is:

 wget && sudo chmod +x && sudo sh ./

but make sure you check the website in case queleimporta makes more changes.

By: Anonymous

Of course you could always just use the 64bit adobe flash plugin:

Adobe release 64 bit flash for Linux

By: parka

don´t get me wrong, but i don´t understand these kinds of how-tos.

flash "installation" is as simple as copying a file within a file browser. just download the flash tar.gz from adobe, untar it with file-roller and then copy the *.so file to /home/<your name>/.mozilla/plugins. if that directory does not exist create it.

By: xxx

Thankx for the info, tryed  very clear and worked!

By: six616

It works for my case.
Firefox 3.0.15
Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit