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Thread: Install Flash Player for Iceweasel / Firefox in 3 Simple Steps

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    Install Flash Player for Iceweasel / Firefox in 3 Simple Steps

    I have seen some other related posts for installing flash player but mostly they are not working or people facing problems in installation. Now i am going to share the 3 easy steps to install the flash player in kali that works 100% for all.

    Step # 01
    Lauch the browser and download the Flash Player in a seperate folder.
    Download link = http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
    (Note: Version to download tar.gz for other Linux)

    Step # 02
    Launch the terminal and open the folder path where downloaded flash file is stored then run the following command.
    Code:
    tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
    or
    Code:
    tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
    If in case your downloaded file having some another name then put that file name during extracting
    Code:
    tar xzvf yourdownloadedfilename.tar.gz
    Step # 3
    Now run the following last command (Remember: Do not change the folder path stay in the same folder where you unpacked the files)
    Code:
    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    Congratulations! you got the flash player after all I tried my best to make the method simple and easy so that everybody understand. Hope it will help all. Thanks
    Last edited by Hitman; 2013-04-19 at 11:47. Reason: Thanks to Admin of www.n1tr0g3n.com for posting my this thread on their site.

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    Thanks for the tut, but might i point out theres two step 3's

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    Quote Originally Posted by skycrazy View Post
    Thanks for the tut, but might i point out theres two step 3's
    thanks for your point by the way it really becomes two steps if you are already having the downloaded file of Flash Player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    I have seen some other related posts for installing flash player but mostly they are not working or people facing problems in installation. Now i am going to share the 3 easy steps to install the flash player in kali that works 100% for all.

    Step # 01
    Lauch the browser and download the Flash Player in a seperate folder.
    Download link = http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
    (Note: Version to download tar.gz for other Linux)

    Step # 02
    Launch the terminal and open the folder path where downloaded flash file is stored then run the following command.
    Code:
    tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
    or
    Code:
    tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
    If in case your downloaded file having some another name then put that file name during extracting
    Code:
    tar xzvf yourdownloadedfilename.tar.gz
    Step # 3
    Now run the following last command (Remember: Do not change the folder path stay in the same folder where you unpacked the files)
    Code:
    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    root@localhost:~# tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
    tar (child): install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    Congratulations! you got the flash player after all I tried my best to make the method simple and easy so that everybody understand. Hope it will help all. Thanks
    i can't do it
    Last edited by sickn3ss; 2013-04-12 at 20:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazbron View Post
    i can't do it
    Kindly enter the correct file name as you see the error is Cannot Open: No such file or directory. Your downloaded file is having some other name try with other name and then tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazbron View Post
    i can't do it
    As a very beggining linux user i was stuck in same place as you, my problem was that i didnt understood "open the folder path" part. However after some experiments i found out that i need to use cd command to point out folder path.
    For example, u downloaded flash to brbl folder on desktop, then, u open terminal and input
    Code:
     cd Desktop/brbl/
    Thanks for author of the thread and sorry for poor english

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    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.
    rEVOlution

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    Evo's method is fool proof. Worked like a charm, thank you.

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    Fact, Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge. Working to secure your networks from threats; Outside and Within.

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    Thanks Hitman

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    Thank you very much sir.

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    cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so': Permission denied
    please help me.....can,t install flash player

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    try it as a root.

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    Based on Hitmans excellent instructions here is a simple bash script to simplify the process.
    Hope the page and download link, first time using code.google.com

    http://code.google.com/p/mozilla-flash-script/

    Please report any code errors or even suggestions to improve it, is is open source of course...
    Tested and should work ok
    I would love to change the world, but they will not give me the source code!

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    thanks dear @Nubbix share the source code here as well for a quick copy paste by visitors :-)

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    I gave your thread the 5-star treatment. Excellent work.

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    Can you clarify this command?

    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.
    I don't get it. Can you clarify this command?

    Code:
    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install


    And the filter?

    Code:
     --install


    Code:
    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install


    I just get this error

    Code:
    bash: update-flashplugin-nonfree: command not found

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.
    I get this error, total noob here, I think I have to do things different maybe because of a different drive letter, how would I fix this error pls?

    root@kali:~# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree
    root@kali:~#

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    Quote Originally Posted by undersc0re View Post
    I get this error, total noob here, I think I have to do things different maybe because of a different drive letter, how would I fix this error pls?

    root@kali:~# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree
    root@kali:~#
    Follow this thread guide
    http://forums.kali.org/showthread.ph...h-Simple-steps!
    Fact, Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge. Working to secure your networks from threats; Outside and Within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.
    Thanks for the info, but could You explain the 2nd command? What exactly does it do? (The first did the install job) Im noob in Linux, so sry if I asked something stupid.

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    Thank you bro

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    If you guys are still searching for this issue here is a perfect tutorial about these two issues
    Mozilla Firefox
    Flash Player

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    Werked Lyke A Charm!! Thnx 3V0!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.
    Dude Th!s Werked L!ke A Charm Thnx 3V0, Cat Daddy!!

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    recieving same error as sickness

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    Thank you for now is to work

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    Thanks alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by moh View Post
    As a very beggining linux user i was stuck in same place as you, my problem was that i didnt understood "open the folder path" part. However after some experiments i found out that i need to use cd command to point out folder path.
    For example, u downloaded flash to brbl folder on desktop, then, u open terminal and input
    Code:
     cd Desktop/brbl/
    Thanks for author of the thread and sorry for poor english
    +1 for this method, neat, safe easy!

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    Some basic knowledge of linux is at least expected from a kali user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.


    Thanks bro. It works.

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    Had just purchased a new laptop from ZaReason and of course ran up against the stupid Adobe Flash BS. For the record I blame Adobe for continuing to add security updates and not providing a solution for Linux users (all distros), but that is off topic.

    <p>Chances are EVO's method would have worked fine, however before I tried it, I used Hitman's solution of downloading the .so file and putting it in the directory as suggested. After logging off and restarting my laptop everything worked fine. Regardless of how you access and download the .so file, you must copy it to the location, as sudo / root user, as Hitman suggests and everything just works.

    Code:
    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    <p>I did note that others mentioned the backports on Debian and will endeavor to read about those so that I can fix things the 'proper' Debian way. Since Adobe is creating the problem, seems like any solution other than downloading the .so file from there would be preferred. Just something you should consider.

    I just wanted to comment for others so that they would know that this method (Hitman's solution) worked for me.

    For the record, I have the following:
    Iceweasel: 17.0.10
    Debian: (uanme -a): Linux zareason-verix530 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    When I checked /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ there was no libflashplayer.so there until I copied it. Then Flash content worked fine for me.

    Here is a test that will tell you if you are haivng the same problem I was. When you enter the link (http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASD...UoD8KuTZsQetNg) in Google finance to see the stock, Whole Foods, if you see a solid color in the box you are seeing what I saw before I copied the .so file to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as Hitman indicated. Also Youtube videos would not play for me either. However this solution is not foolproof as I have encountered a scenario, in the past, with Linux + Firefox + Flash where some videos played and others did not after Adobe updated their Flash player.

    If you see the graphs in Google finance for Whole Foods (WHM), you are not experiencing the same problem I did. I only saw the graphs in the box, after copying libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

    Hope this helps another and thank you Hitman. Enjoy.

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    thanks a lot.. it worked perfectly

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    Question can't see my error

    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Yo, you could try this too.

    type in the terminal:

    apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    then

    update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

    and you're done.

    reply :
    root@dEvIL:~# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree

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    thanks still works great

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    Talking Worked but...

    Hey evo... I guess your method worked for me but Iceweasel is still asking me to install Adobe flash player...
    Any idea what to do?

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    Thanks, Hitman! Worked like a charm. Mucho gracias.

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