Install Adobe Flash Player In Fedora 15
Fedora does not ship with Flash support by default. However, it is very easy to enable Flash in Fedora. Here is how you can install Adobe Flash player in Fedora Linux.
These steps I tested on Fedora 15 (Rawhide). However, it should work on any version of Fedora equally well.
Step 1 – Install the Adobe Flash player repository file
Visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select YUM for Linux from the drop down box.
This will download the file named
Open a terminal and issue the following command within the directory where you have downloaded the repository rpm file.
su -c 'rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'
This will install the repository file
Step 2 – Import the Adobe GPG key
The .rpm file also copies the adobe General Public Key (GPG key) to
/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux but does not import it.
To import the key, do the following…
su -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux'
Step 3 – Install the Flash Player ensuring sound is enabled
In the terminal, execute the following command …
su -c 'yum install nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio flash-plugin'
Now fedora will update the repository databases and then download the Adobe flash plugin from the adobe website.
It is a 5.2 MB download.
Step 4 – Test the Flash plugin in Firefox
Exit all instances of Firefox and restart Firefox again.
In the Firefox address bar, type the following –
A page will load listing all the installed plugins. See if you have Flash Shockwave plugin listed there.
If you find something similar to the following screenshot, it means Flash player is installed properly.
Just to be doubly sure, open YouTube and see if you can watch video.
[Source : FedoraProject.org]