Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How does someone install the new beta version of flash 11?

share|improve this question
What version of Ubuntu are you using? – Thomas Ward Jul 15 '11 at 17:52
possible duplicate of How do I install Adobe Flash player? – Lekensteyn Oct 27 '11 at 9:46
For the stable version of Flash 11 64bit, see… to get it working properly on Ubuntu 11.10. – iGadget Nov 12 '11 at 12:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As shown here you can use the following commands:

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/kde4

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

You can also follow the manual installation as shown in the link above

share|improve this answer
you shouldn't need to be installing KDE4 in order to make it work. The user wasnt specific about which version of Ubuntu is needed. As such, /usr/lib/kde4 isnt a needed folder. – Thomas Ward Jul 15 '11 at 17:52
The tar provided by adobe includes kde files as well and sevenmachines flash-installer gives error if directory is not made. – sagarchalise Jul 15 '11 at 17:57
so you are saying that the installer is dependent on KDE libraries? – Thomas Ward Jul 15 '11 at 18:10
The article above mentioned that " ..because the latest Flash comes with some KDE libraries so you need to create that folder to avoid an error on non-KDE systems" It didn't create any performance issue on my gnome system though, if that's what you are worried about – Chriskin Jul 15 '11 at 19:26

Install Flash-Aid and run the extension Wizard. Flash-Aid allows to install Flash 64bit from Adobe Labs (32bit from repos and Chrome too), it removes conflicting plugins and apply performance tweaks. Additionally, it has a plugin update checker, so you can be notified about new beta versions.

share|improve this answer
Definitely the safest and easiest way. The removing of conflicts helps greatly. – wojox Jul 15 '11 at 21:51
It got safer now (v 2.2.0), with SSL and plugin hash check :-) – lovinglinux Jul 15 '11 at 23:10
@ lovinglinux: how do you check which version of flash your using since installing the beta version from adobe labs doesn't show up in any package manager? – 13east Jul 16 '11 at 0:21
Type about:plugins in the address bar of Firefox, Chrome or Opera. you can also configure Firefox to show the full path, by changing the preference plugin.expose_full_path in about:config – lovinglinux Jul 16 '11 at 17:39

The sevenmachine ppa is the best bet to keep up-to-date with flash 64 bit. Otherwise download the tar archive for linux from here.

extract it and save the file on mozilla plugin path. Either locally or on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin. You can copy the files mentioned inside the tar on respective places .i.e inside /usr folder avoiding the kde ones if you don't use kde

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.