Using Adobe Flash
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Adobe Flash is a web browser plug-in used for multimedia. Adobe’s Flash plug-in is not included in Fedora because it is not free and open source software. However, Adobe releases a version of the Flash plug-in for Fedora and other Linux distributions using Firefox, Chromium, and other popular internet browsers.
Flash is less widely used than before because popular multimedia sites such as YouTube now use HTML5 for video playback instead. As a result, most modern browsers such as Firefox and Chromium can play videos without using the Flash plug-in. Google Chrome includes Flash by default.
To check which version of Fedora you are currently using, enter the following command:
The resulting string is
x86 for a 32-bit version and
x86_64 for a 64-bit
version of Fedora.
To install Adobe Flash on Fedora, install the Adobe DNF repository.
In a terminal window type:
For 32 bit architectures
sudo dnf install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
For 64 bit architectures
sudo dnf install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
When asked for importing the Adobe Systems Incorporated GPG key type
and hit ENTER.
You have now successfully installed the Adobe Flash plug-in.
You can now run multimedia on Flash-based website in your browser.