[CentOS] Having trouble installing flash player on centos 5.3 desktop machine

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sat Apr 4 18:28:05 UTC 2009

Linda Stark wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble getting the flash player installed onto my centos 
> desktop.
> When i go to the adobe site, I click on the YUM for Linux version, then 
> install it, and PC says "/tmp/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm is 
> already installed" - but it's not working.

I had a hell of a time getting it work on my x86_64 desktop when FireFox 
3 was released.

Then I found out about an experimental x86_64 plugin -


No pretty installer, just a plugin. Put it in 
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ (and get rid of any others) and restart firefox.

Are you by chance on x86_64?

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