Installation of flash player in Slackware

N.B : Support for Firefox in Linux is only up to v. 11.2 of flash player

[1] Flash Player  Installation : Manual Way

  1. Change to the folder in which the flash-player tar ball is downloaded.

    $cd path_to_the_folder_downloaded_folder
  2. Extract the file.

    $ tar -xf install_flash_player_11_linux.tar.gz
  3. Create a directory named ‘plugins’ in /usr/lib/firefox-* (32 bit slackware), or /usr/lib64/firefox-* (64 bit slackware). ( For firefox 21 and above it is /usr/lib/firefox-*/browser or /usr/lib64/firefox-*/browser ).
  4. # mkdir /usr/lib/firefox-*/plugins or # mkdir /usr/lib64/firefox-*/plugins
  5. Copy the to the plugins folder.

    # cp /usr/lib/firefox-*/plugins/ (for 32 bit slackware)
    # cp /usr/lib64/firefox-*/plugins/ (for 64 bit slackware)
  6. Restart the Firefox browser.
  7. Open Firefox web browser. Type about:plugins to verify flash player.

Enjoy the YouTube videos.

[2] Flash Player  Installation : Using Slack builds

To install the Adobe flash player 11 plugin in Slackware 13.37, we can get the slackbuild scripts from Slackware ftp server or HTTP mirrors

Here is one URL :

Download the file “flash-player-plugin.tar.gz” which contains

  • flash-player-plugin.SlackBuild
  • slack-desc

Uncompress the tar ball and change directory to the uncompressed folder. Then run the slack build to install the flash player

Step by step instructions are given below :

  1. Download “flash-player-plugin.tar.gz” from Slackware mirror. The above link is one of them.
  2. Download the “install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz” from the Adobe website.
  3. Uncompress the tar ball
  4. Copy the “install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz ” file to the uncompressed folder
  5. Change directory to where you uncompressed slackbuild scripts.
  6. Run slackbuild script to create Slackware package.
  7. $ cd  /tmp
  8. $ installpkg flash-player-plugin-

14 thoughts on “Installation of flash player in Slackware

  1. “xf” didn’t work for me. i had to use “xvzf” instead otherwise the wasn’t extracted. i’m using the 64bit version. thanks for the write up.

    • that may be because you have given the wrong path after wget command, In this post I have given the examples with the links of that time. so please try to get the correct links and use.

      404 error gets when the requested object is not available.

      Definition for 404 error:

      Web definitions: The 404 or Not Found error message is an HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what was requested.

      happy slacking 🙂

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