Installing Flash player from repository on Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
My previous post on this subject provided a quick way of getting Adobe Flash player working under Ubuntu 10.04 x64. It used a rather nice shell script, which got Flash player working, but obviously at the expense of updates via the Ubuntu repositories. I’m now happy to report that I have Flash player working from the repositories. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and check the “Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)” box.
- Click on the Other Software tab and ensure that http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner entry exists. Your settings should look like the following images:
- Click Close and allow the repositories to update.
- Now download and run this shell script, which will purge any changes made by the previous previous shell script or attempted installations. It will then install Flash from the correct repository. To do this:
- Extract the file to your home directory.
- Open a Terminal window and type:
chmod +x ~/new-64bit-flash-installer.sh
- Allow this to complete, and you should have a fully working 64-bit Flash player, which will be updated by the repositories.