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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...

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  • I ask myself if 4 years later qualifies a question as "duplicated" in modern computing. – Rodrigo Sep 17 '15 at 19:36

For a 32 bit system:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on the keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to update your package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Then open the Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install the package flashplugin-installer.

It extracts the 32-bit Flash player library from the adobe-flashplugin package (which is retrieved from http://archive.canonical.com/) and configures itself as default for Internet browsers.

For a 64 bit system:

Because flashplugin-installer installs the 32-bit version of Flash and a related compatibility library which may be slower and less stable, it’s recommended to install the adobe-flashplugin package from the Canonial partners repository.

First open Software & Updates from the Unity dash, then enable the partners repository under the Other Software tab.

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After that, press Ctrl+Alt+T on the keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install flash:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

If it still fails(installation candidate not found), its possible that canonical sources were not added. You can try change it manually by un-commenting the lines containing canonical source links in the file /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Why is this information here, and not on Adobe webpage? – Rodrigo Sep 17 '15 at 19:48
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    @Rodrigo because askubuntu rocks!! :P – gsamaras Apr 14 '16 at 6:55

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