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Installing adobe flash player on fedora 27

asked 2017-11-24 04:37:43 -0500

dsax7 gravatar image

Yesterday I installed Fedora 27 on my laptop, so I am really new to Fedora (less than 24h experience). I tried installing adobe flashplayer, however I stumbled upon a problem.

Firstly, I read on this site, previous posts such as this one and this one as well, sadly both were unsuccessful. The error messages that I received were as follow: the first link explained how to install flash-plugin, but for some odd reason it did nothing. It installed it successfully, but was not recognized by mozila. The second topic gave the following error message curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found error: : import read failed(2). and again got me no where.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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answered 2017-11-24 19:59:50 -0500

davidva gravatar image

Well; PostInstallerF merged its efforts to UnitedRPMs; Then the repository is oudated since Fedora 25. If the sticky doesn't work for you ; I suggest other option, UnitedRPMs, provides the updated flashplugin working in Firefox 57.0 .

1) Enable the repository; instructions here.

2) Install Fresh Player


dnf -y install freshplayerplugin

3) Enable Flash plugin (always activate)

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answered 2018-01-03 10:39:46 -0500

kwizart gravatar image

The Official way to install flash on any version of Fedora is to install the Adobe yum/dnf repository. This can be done browsing and installing the "adobe-release" package.


  • For firefox or any NPAPI enabled browser:

    sudo dnf install
    sudo dnf install flash-plugin
  • For chromium or any PPAPI enabled browser:

    sudo dnf install
    sudo dnf install flash-player-ppapi

Because there is now a native and modern NPAPI flash plugin, there is no more the need to use the freshplayerplugin wrapper. (which allows to use the PPAPI plugin within firefox or any NPAPI enabled browser). This package can be removed.

sudo dnf remove freshplayerplugin -y

Please note that using the Adobe repository is on the safe side for using known third parties repository for Fedora.

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answered 2017-11-24 12:43:50 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

You can get it from adobe web site/

Select the yum version and when installing the downloaded rpm, you will get a new repository where you can just use dnf to install and update flash. There are new updates on the repository released regularly.

Current version is flash-plugin-

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answered 2017-11-24 12:20:00 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

Flash is dying, slowly but surely. Until it is completely dead I personally use Google Chrome for all "Adobe Flash needs" since it has Flash support built-in.

You can download Google Chrome from , select RPM version. After it is downloaded simply install it with:

sudo dnf install Downloads/google-chrome...

Adapt command to match exact path to Google Chrome package.

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