Adobe Flash Player 11.2 on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/RHEL 6.5/5.10

This is guide, howto install Adobe Flash Player Plugin version 11.2 (32-bit and 64-bit) with YUM on Fedora 20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.10. Using Adobe’s own YUM repository it is very easy also keep up-to-date with Flash Player Plugin. Finally also native 64-bit (x86_64) version of Adobe Flash Player is available for Linux users.

1. Change Root User

sudo -i
## OR ##
su -

2. Install Adobe YUM Repository RPM package

## Adobe Repository 32-bit x86 ##
rpm -ivh
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
## Adobe Repository 64-bit x86_64 ##
rpm -ivh
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

3. Update Repositories

yum check-update

4a. Install Adobe Flash Player 11.2 on Fedora 20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6

Fedora 19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 32-bit and 64-bit version

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

4b. Install Adobe Flash Player 11.2 on CentOS 5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.10

CentOS and Red Hat 32-bit and 64-bit version

yum groupinstall "Sound and Video"
yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper curl

5. Verify that the Flash Player Plugin is working

Open Mozilla Firefox and write about:plugins on address bar. Results should look like following:

Adobe Flash Player 64-bit on Firefox 26, installed on Fedora 20 64-bit (x86_64)

Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 26 Fedora 20

CentOS 5.8 and Red Hat 5.8

Then open following page for real testing Adobe Flash Plugin:
Check is Adobe Flash Plugin Working

Follow If Not True Then False Updates!


  1. I am trying to install adobe repository in my fedora
    19 (64 -bit) .there is no repository of adobe in /etc/yum.repos.d.
    but on downloading it shows
    package adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch is already installed.
    but there is no repository in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

    • Hi kamal,

      Just checked adobe package and it’s okay, so try following:

      rpm -iv --replacepkgs
  2. These instructions do not work!
    Flash appears to install, but plugin is missing from Firefox.

    • Hi Larry,

      Could you tell first what OS and Firefox version you use?

  3. I cant install flash-plugin and nspluginwrapper… T__T

    # yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    No package flash-plugin available.
    No package nspluginwrapper available.
    Error: Nothing to do

    # yum repolist
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    repo id repo name status
    adobe-linux-i386 Adobe Systems Incorporated 17
    pidora/18/armhfp pidora 18 – armhfp 21,251
    pidora-rpfr-updates/18/armhfp pidora-rpfr-updates 18 – armhfp 18
    pidora-updates/18/armhfp pidora-updates 18 – armhfp 1
    repolist: 21,287

    # cat /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux*
    name=Adobe Systems Incorporated

    • Hi Gaxxian,

      Could you post output of following commands:

      uname -a
      uname -i
  4. Yep, of course.

    uname -a
    Linux raspi.local 3.6.11 #1 PREEMPT Fri Jun 14 13:05:58 EDT 2013 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux

    uname -i

    Im not sure if has any importance, but its a raspberry pi with pidora (based on fedora 18v6) ^__^

    • Thanks, looks like problem is not Pidora, but problem is your hardware platform, which is armv6l and you try to use i386 packages. So you will need armv6l build of flash, but I think that you have to find/use some other flash than Adobes original flash.

      Good place to start is from Pidora’s own packages:

      yum search flash
      yum search flash |grep -i player
      yum search flash |grep -i plugin

      Please let me know if you have problems?

  5. Hi,JR,I have installed flash-plugin-,but it told “Enabled plugins” when i input about:plugins.what should i do now? thanks!

    • Hi Cat,

      So you can’t see Flash on enabled plugins page?

      What version of Firefox you are using?

  6. Thank you all run smoothly, fedora 19 fresh install

  7. I also cannot see the plugin after successful install.

    So you can’t see Flash on enabled plugins page? No
    What version of Firefox you are using? Latest 17.0.10

    uname -i
    uname -a
    Linux asap.testtool 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:19:21 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    • Hi KR,

      Just tested this on CentOS 6.5 and it worked smoothly with Firefox 17.0.10.

      First did you restart whole Firefox after installation?

      Then, could you post output of following command:

      rpm -qa flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
  8. Yes , I restarted Firefox after installation completed.

    Here is the requested output :

    rpm -qa flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

    • Hi KR,

      Your problem is 32-bit flash-plugin on 64-bit system.

      Try following:

      yum remove flash-plugin adobe-release
      rpm -ivh
      rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
      yum install flash-plugin
      • Thanks! I installed both 32 and 64 bits, then the problem never stop, till I remove adobe-release. Other posts suggested removing flash-plugin was enough, but it never works for me. So, thanks for the help!

      • Thanks for your reply. It worked for me in CentOS 6.5, Firefox 31

  9. Works smoothly now, thanks for the help.

  10. hi, thanks for your post!
    It works with centos 6 and ff 17, bot not with ff 26. Anyone managed to make it work on ff 26?

    • Hi lsborg,

      I just tested Adobe Flash Player with Firefox 26 on Fedora 20 and it’s working normally (I added also screenshot and tested flash content). Could you tell little bit more specific about your problem, errors?

  11. thanks, funciona al 100%.

  12. Thanks a lot!

    Works smoothly in CentOS 6 32bit.

  13. gracias!!!! <3

  14. Thank you!

  15. Adobe Reader and the Flash shockwave installed with no problems using the above how to for CentOS 6.5 32bit system

    Thanks very much for the instructions

  16. Sadly you have to install Wine, any windows browser and newest windows flashplugin. Some sites doesn’t support flashplugin in version 11.2.
    I installed Wine, downloaded Portable Firefox and newest flashplugin – sites which offered streaming video worked faster, with less lags, and the site which offered flash-based conference system finally started to working.

  17. GREAT TUTORIAL!!! I went through tons and tons of tutorials and you had the only one that actually worked! Thank you very much!!!! :)

  18. Thanks for info, I didn’t knew that.
    Sadly, even on Google Chrome flashplugin isn’t working good. On voice chat isn’t supported, where under Wine it works perfectly.

    • You are welcome! I think that many Linux users have never heard about that and many doesn’t care, because they try to avoid use Flash.

      And yes I believe you that even Google Chrome’s Pepper Flash is not same than Flash Player on Windows. Sometimes biggest reasons are developers who develop and tests their apps on Windows or Mac OSX only.

      But fortunately nowadays Flash is more a necessary evil and new techniques, like HTML5 is coming as standard way to do same things. Have to say that I’m not huge Flash fan. I have used Linux (and other UNIX systems) since 1999 and Flash Player have been always a problem as long as I remember.

  19. The “disappearing install”:
    Thanks for all the posts on this. I’ve got a little different problem: Running latest Fedora 64 from a USB stick, installed Flash per your directions and confirmed in Firefox, runs great for the current session.
    Then turned system on again and Flash doesn’t work and it’s install can’t be confirmed. Re-installed once as per above and it once again ran, and then disappeared on the next session. I’m a DOS old timer and a Linux newbee, so go easy on me. Any explanations are welcome so I can learn better. Thanks in advance ~Layne

    • Hi Layne,

      First, welcome to Linux user and If !1 0 site!

      And then your problem. When you use Fedora LiveOS (from USB stick, CD, DVD, etc.) all software updates and installation are temporary and happens in RAM. So when you reboot, you get always same Fedora with same packages that you had originally on USB stick.

      If you want make permanent changes, then you have to install Fedora to hard disk(s). Fortunately this is easy task, but of course you have to arrange some free space before installation.

      Feel free to ask, if you have any other questions.

  20. So sad. :(
    ‘Will check to see if I can install it with the Fedora Live when I create the bootable stick. Would like to create a suite of GPS and training applications on a stick for my car. Thanks for your quick response.

  21. excelent!!!!!!! is TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    it works for me


  22. Thanks a bunch. Worked perfectly on Centos 6.5.

  23. Works great!

    Thank you!

  24. Great description, thx alot

  25. It worked perfect for my Centos 6.5 and Firefox. Thanks a lot

  26. works like a charm, many thanks!

  27. I followed the above instructions and the installation worked. I am using CentOS 6.5 (Final).

  28. Works well on RHEL 7 using the 6.5 instructions.

  29. I am using centos 7 and I just did the installation as explained for centos 6.5 above, it worked just fine. thanks

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