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Installing Flash Player in Fedora

I’ll admit that I’m not an expert on Linux. Proof of that was the difficulty I had in installing a Flash player for Firefox. I had no problems downloading the software, but during installation it asks where your web browser is to install the plugin. I’ve never been able to find exactly where Firefox gets installed in Fedora 6.

Fortunately, there’s yum to the rescue. The first thing you need to do is save the code below in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder under the filename macromedia-i386.repo.

[macromedia]
name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
baseurl=http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

Then from a Linux terminal, enter the following command:

yum install flash-plugin

Then you’ll have the Flash plugin working with Firefox.

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