Ubuntu Linux: How to Install Flash Player for firefox

Q. How do I install Flash Player for Firefox web browser under Ubuntu Linux?

A. First, close running Firefox.

Open the terminal (shell prompt)

Install Flash Player For Ubuntu Linux

Type the following command to install flash player:

$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Now flash player should be working. Visit youtube or any other site to view flash content.

Troubleshooting tip

Update: This issue only relevant to older Ubuntu Linux version such as 6.04.

Some people may find voice is not working with newly installed flash player. Type following commands to solve this problem (thanks to macewan.org):
$ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
$ gksudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

Find line that read as FIREFOX_DSP and set to:
FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"

Save and close the file.

Close Firefox and restart it again.

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