Install flash player for firefox in ubuntu 8.04

1. Open firefox. Go to and select any video. If you havn’t install flah, a message of “Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an ol version of Adobe’s Flash Player. Get the lastest Flash player.”. Click on the link and you will be redirected to adobe website to download it. Select .deb for Ubuntu x.xx.

2. Let the Package installer software install it. Restart firefox and it should be working.

If it’s still not working, follow the following steps.

3. Open Terminal and input
$> firefox &
to execute firefox.

4. Go to and click on any video. It will be just like step 1 but this time you can see the error message from the Terminal. For me, the error messages say
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ [ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
The problem is not in flash player but because of a dependency lib of flash player mssing .

5. Open Synaptic package manager (System >> Administration >> Synaptic package manager) and install the missing lib (libnss3). Restart firefox and the flash should work fine.


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