Adobe Flash 10 for 64-bit Ubuntu Linux

Since Ubuntu Hardy Heron, it has become much easier to install Flash on Ubuntu, but the included restricted packages always leave me a bit disappointed. Luckily, Adobe provides a proper 64-bit version of Flash for Linux called “Square”. Since I tend to automate my installations, I wrote a script to install the latest version of Flash on my computer:

#! /bin/bash

# Remove any installed Flash packages
aptitude remove --quiet --assume-yes flashplugin-installer flashplugin-nonfree

cd /tmp/
tar xzvf $FLASH
mv /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/

Now Flash runs properly, and with the switch to “Square,” it even seems to consume fewer resources on my machine.

Adobe Flash 10 on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

I finally got sick of having to use Hulu on my MacBook Pro instead of my Ubuntu desktop and decided to see if I could fix the Flash player problems. It turns out that the fix was simple. This article from Ubuntu Geek makes it easy. Since I am running a 64-bit OS, I used the 64-bit instructions:

chmod +x
sudo bash ./

Now Hulu works just fine in Firefox on Ubuntu.