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Flash Player 10.1 release candidate (32bit only) is available for download.


How to install Flash Player 10.1 RC in Linux



1. Download Flash Player RC:

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_rc_linux_040510.tar.gz
tar -xvf flashplayer10_1_rc_linux_040510.tar.gz


2. Install Flash Player RC in Linux

Installing Flash Player 10.1 Beta 3 manually depends on the package you used. For example, in Ubuntu you could have installed Flash Player from the repositories or directly by downloading a .deb from Adobe website.

There are two places where Flash Player can be installed and you can find out by simply running these two commands in a terminal:
ls /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/
ls /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/


One of the two commands above will have the output of "libflashplayer.so" and the other one "Cannot access ... No such file or directory". Of course, the command with the "libflashplayer.so" output is the right one so copy that path and use it for the next command. If for instance the libflashplayer.so was found in "/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/", run the following commands to install the new Flash Player RC:

sudo mv /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so.old
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/


The first command above will make a backup of the libflashplayer.so file in case you want to revert this upgrade and the second command will copy the recently downloaded Flash Player 10.1 beta 3 to the right folder.


[via ubuntulife]
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