Flash Player 9 for Linux released : Quick install for Ubuntu Dapper

Adobe Flash Player 9 is finally out of beta ! No more feeling like a second class netizen on “flashy” sites !

Here’s how I installed it on Ubuntu Dapper (the package is for Debian Sarge, but seems to work fine):

Download flashplugin-nonfree.

Use right-click, “Save Link As …” and save it to \tmp.

$ cd /tmp

$ sudo dpkg -i flashplugin-nonfree_9.0.21.78.4~bpo1_i386.deb

(you’ll be prompted for your password, and once you provide it, the install should happen)

You can check if it worked by typing about:plugins into the URL box in Firefox. You should see something like “Shockwave Flash 9.0 d78″ on that page.

Now go view some F-F-F-Flash cartoons 🙂 (I don’t think Homerstarrunner requires Flash 9, but it’s the only Flash site I use on any regular basis)

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