Saturday, February 23, 2008

Installing Adobe Flash Plugin for Firefox in Redhat / CentOS / Fedora

For 32 bit users

1. Go to Adobe Flash Plugin web site, Follow the instructions under option 3 " YUM REPOSITORY INSTALLATION"

Web site -

For 64 bit users

1. Install the nspluginwrapper.i386 package to enable the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin in x86_64 Firefox and the pulseaudio-libs.i386 package to enable sound from the plugin.

2. Create the 32bit mozilla plugin directory using this command.

# mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

3. Install the nspluginwrapper.i386, nspluginwrapper.x86_64, and pulseaudio-libs.i386 packages.

# yum -y install nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386

4. Install flash-plugin as shown in 32 bit section above.

5. Run mozilla-plugin-config to register the flash plugin.

# mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v

6. Close all Firefox windows, and then relaunch Firefox.

7. Type about:plugins in the URL bar to ensure the plugin is loaded.

NOTE - The following was adapted from the Fedora 8 Release Notes. The 64 bit instructions may NOT work for RHEL 5 and CentOS 5.

Special Thanks to Fedora Documentation Team and
Mauriat Miranda