How to install Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8

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Adobe Flash Player continues to be a must-have browser plug-in used for playing audio, streaming video, and other various multimedia content on Adobe Flash sites or platforms. It supports various web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. Adobe Flash Player can also be installed on various operating systems including Windows, MacOS, Linux / UNIX, and Android.

This article will show you how to install Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8 using the Terminal.

Installation of Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8

To install Adobe Flash Player on your system, you need to do the following steps using the terminal.

  1. Open the terminal window with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + t.
  2. You must log in as the root user on your system for the installation.

Update system packages

I recommend that you update your system before installing new software on it. Enter the following command to update your operating system:

$sudo dnf makecache

It is also advisable to update packages that are already installed on your system. Use the following command to update the system’s packages:

$sudo dnf -y upgrade

Add the Adobe Yum repository to your system

In this step, you will now add an Adobe Yum repository to your CentOS 8 system. To add the Adobe Yum repository use the following command:

$sudo dnf install -y https://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Add the Adobe CentOS repository

After a while, you will find that the terminal window shows the status “Complete”, which represents an Adobe Yum repository added to your system.

Install Adobe Flash Player

Now is the time to install Adobe Flash Player on your system. To install Adobe Flash Player on your CentOS 8 workstation, you need to run the following command on the terminal:

$sudo dnf install -y libcurl flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio

Install Flash Player on CentOS

This process will take some time. You will see that the Adobe Flash Player installation is complete on your system.

Proceed with the installation

Check the installation of Adobe Flash Player

They will check whether an Adobe Flash Player has been installed on your system. Type ‘Adobe’ into the search bar that would be available on the CentOS 8 desktop. You will now see the Adobe Flash Player icon during the search.

Flash Player icon on CentOS desktop

You can also check whether or not Adobe Flash Player is used in your browser. To do this, open the “Firefox” browser on your system and enter the following words in the address bar:

about:plugins

Check installed plugins

The installation on your system has now been successfully completed. You can enjoy the advantages of Adobe Flash Player on your CentOS 8 Linux system.

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In this article, you learned how to install Adobe Flash Player on your CentOS 8 system. You have also become familiar with the system update commands. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any difficulties related to this article, please provide your feedback via comments in the comment box.

How to install Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8