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KALI – How to install Flash for Kali Linux – The Visual Guide

02/07/2013

When you do a fresh install of Kali, flash is not installed.

Step 1 – Download Flash for Kali Linux

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Click the dropdown box – look for Other Linux Options

.tar.gz for Other Linux

Download

flashdownloadDownload them to your desktop if you’re not sure – so that you can easily find the file

SAVE FILE

OK

installflash

SAVE

installflash2

After download, right click on the icon and OPEN

You’ll see the zipped file shown on your Desktop

installflash3

Step 2 – Unzip the flash file

2.1 Open a Terminal (black TV icon) – Here comes the tricky bit

Change directory to your Desktop – notice the different commands if you need the 32 bit or 64 bit flash version.

cd ~/Desktop

tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz

installflash386

cd ~/Desktop

tar xzvf install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

installflash64

It will then start to extract all the zipped files.

Extracted files looks like this

installflash386extract

Step 3 – libflashplayer.so copied over to Plugins Directory

You’ll notice a file called libflashplayer.so is extracted.  This is the critical file.  We copy this over to the Mozilla Plugins directory for Ice-weasel.

cp libflashplayer.so   /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

installflash5

(With thanks to Call911), you might want to try this as your final step, and it should confirm packages are up to date:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

That’s it.

Youtube video’s etc will now run for you.

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13 Comments
  1. Abdul permalink

    Thanks for the help.

    😀

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    • Hi Abdul,

      No problems. I’m working on OpenVAS for Kali at the moment, so you’ll see that appear soon. 🙂

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  2. Call911 permalink

    thx but i have only 1 problem with the last step

    ~/Desktop$ cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so’: Permission denied
    i can’t find any solution online nothing works for me

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    • Call911 permalink

      i found the solution after the last step just write

      sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

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      • Hi 911,
        Thanks for posting your solution. It’s always great to hear back, and even better to get guidance on making things better, so thank you.

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      • veer permalink

        root@dEvIL:~# sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
        Reading package lists… Done
        Building dependency tree
        Reading state information… Done
        E: Unable to locate package flashplugin-nonfree

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  3. abadon permalink

    worked.tks you very much

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  4. Lewis permalink

    This is a good post, but I found it a little hard to understand. I’ve written an easier-to-understand post with pictures here: http://lewiscomputerhowto.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-in.html

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  5. worked for me

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  6. Mine said permission denied

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