Adobe Flash Player is computer software which is capable of viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video created on the Adobe Flash platform.
You might have noticed while visiting certain websites that their content is not presented to you unless you enable the Adobe Flash Player.
It implies that the content of such websites is developed on the Adobe Flash platform.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to install Software on their Ubuntu Server.
In this context, we shall look into the different methods to install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 20.04.
Steps to install Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
To install Adobe Flash Player on your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you have to follow all the steps outlined below:
1. Check whether Adobe Flash Player is Currently Installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 System or not.
There is a dedicated website to check whether the Adobe Flash Player is installed on a system or not.
You need to visit that website to check if you currently have the Adobe Flash Player installed or not.
Just type isflashinstalled.com in any browser of your choice.
This address will take you to the respective website from where you can clearly see that the Adobe Flash Player is currently not installed on our Ubuntu 20.04 system if not actually installed.
2. Update Ubuntu 20.04 System’s Cache
Now you should launch the terminal and execute the below-mentioned command in it to update it:
$ sudo apt update
Updating the system is important so as to fix any broken links or dependencies.
3. Install the Adobe Flash Player on your Ubuntu 20.04 System
Now we can easily install the Adobe Flash Player on our Ubuntu 20.04 system by running the command stated below:
$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
This will automatically install Adobe Flash Player on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
4. Verify the Successful Installation of Adobe Flash Player on your Ubuntu 20.04 System
Although, we have clearly seen that the Adobe Flash Player has been successfully installed on our Ubuntu 20.04 system as a result of the steps that we have just performed.
However, we can still confirm it by visiting the isflashinstalled.com website again.
This time, we will be able to see that the Adobe Flash Player is now installed on our Ubuntu 20.04 system.
How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player from Ubuntu 20.04 ?
You can even remove the Adobe Flash Player from your Ubuntu 20.04 system whenever you want to by running the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-installer
Executing the command will remove the Adobe Flash Player and its configuration files from your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Now if you also want to remove all the packages that got installed with the Adobe Flash Player, then you have to execute the command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get autoremove
After removing the Adobe Flash Player from your Ubuntu 20.04 system, when you will visit the isflashinstalled.com website, you will be able to see the message showing that Adobe Flash player is missing.
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