Sunday, October 22, 2006

Flash Player 9 for Linux

The first beta version is ready for testing.

"Flash Player 9 Update includes all of the features from the release versions of Flash Player 9 ( and for supported platforms. In addition to bug fixes and minor enhancements, this release introduces support for full screen mode in the web player and support for Windows Vista. These release notes document known issues related to the beta versions of Flash Player 9 Update."

Full-screen mode and SSL support will be available in the final release. The current Linux build is

Download Adobe Flash Player 9
Read The Releasenotes

And here is the installation guide:


  • To execute the Standalone Player, you will need to change the permissions of the file. An example of how you could do this on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 or RHEL 4 is:
    $: chmod u+x
  • When using the Standalone Player, you may experience a warning on initial navigation to a site with Flash content in Firefox. You will only need to dismiss the warning once per installation.


To install the plugin as user:

  1. Unzip the file.
  2. Copy or move the file into your plugins directory(usually located):
  3. Create the plugins folder if it doesn’t exist.

To install the plugin as root:

  1. Unzip the file.
  2. Copy or move the file into your system browser installed plugins directory (usually located):

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