Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)

This is it. This is the officially blessed version of the Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux (x86). Not a beta version; the final version. It’s released. Today.

Go get it.

399 Responses to Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)

  1. Kelsey Hightower says:

    Thank you!

  2. me says:


  3. Matt Philmon says:

    Thank you SO MUCH!!!

  4. matt says:

    Many thanks for your hard work, the beta’s been very good so I have high hopes for this release!

  5. PLEASE please tell me that this one doesn’t have the instability of its predecessor in Firefox 2 under Linux…I am very, very happy to see 9 regardless of bugs though. Thank you so much, Adobe, for budgeting in Linux dev time for Flash.

  6. Nicely done. You’ve significantly reduced the number of times I hae to reboot per day. Thanks.

  7. Mikael says:

    And where do i find a stable version of gflashplayer?

  8. clicks says:

    What else can I say? Thank you!

  9. ericsk says:

    What a excellent job!

  10. Anonymous Toad says:

    Yet Another Thank You Post.Been using it since the first beta was released. Light-years better than F7.Will be installing it as soon as Debian version-upgrades from most of us really appreciate all the work you all do. Now we just wait for an AMD64 version of the binary. Is F9 also chock full of 32-bit i386 code that can never be ported to 64-bits?

  11. ClΓ‘udio Pinheiro says:

    Congratulations for the feat!

  12. Samael Wang says:

    Great news, thank you!

  13. drΓ© says:

    Thanks a lot! You’re halfway done…

  14. Olivier Debon says:

    Thank you Mike!!!Very good job.

  15. Ray says:

    Great work!!!

  16. Gore says:

    Great work !

  17. Espen says:

    ThanksI have struggled with flash for a long time and I finally got it working now. The install did not succeed at first and my problem was related to two packages previously installed.I run a Debian i686 system, and typing “about:plugins” in the browser reveled that an additional flash player was installed.I guessed that “libflash0c2” and “libflash-mozplugin” did belong to glpflash, and thus removed them from the system.Now flashplayer finally works … thanks πŸ™‚

  18. Swift says:

    Where is the corresponding standalone player? (gflashplayer)Thx.

  19. Gabriele says:


  20. salanimi says:


  21. FFI says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  22. Although I find it nice that Adobe finally has decided to show its Linux users some attention, I’m not really impressed by how this beta has been handled.The ALSA backend has major flaws, and although I reported it both during the first and second beta, it is still broken in the final release. The thread is here if there, evidence withstanding, is someone at adobe who gives a rat’s ass about it:http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=72&catid=616&threadid=1216478&enterthread=y

  23. Zarate says:

    Brilliant!Do we have any change log?

  24. FFI says:

    but why does the rpm install in such weird directories where my browser doesn’t look,why not just /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ?

  25. maaS says:

    Thank ya so much !!

  26. Vincent says:

    Thanks a lot :DAnyone made Debian packages already?

  27. pan69 says:

    Congratulations to the whole Flash Player team! You guys have done a fantastic job!

  28. Bibbl - Der Trollgott und Frauenbgeluecker schlechthin says:

    Thank you…

  29. Gilles says:

    Has the standalone player disappeared from the surface of Earth ?

  30. Pierre Baux says:

    Thank you!

  31. Please please please get more than just one developer on this project. Months ago you promised simultaneous releases to all platforms and shortly afterwards fooled everyone by announcing Adobe Acroboat Reader 8 for LInux/UNIX. But instead, all you gave was Actobot Reader 7.08. Linux is still waiting for you.If you keep treating Open Source as second-class citizens, this growing community will treat you as a second-class company, refuse to embrace Flash, or just work on gnash, which is making excellent progress by the way.Mike and the community might be able to get things done, but as a wealthy commerial company you continue to disappoint many people.Thank you, Mike, for the excellent work (and for eating a lot of c**p from people).

  32. elbenditu says:

    Great job! Thanks.PS. considering open-source it? πŸ˜‰

  33. Jack Waltzer says:

    GOOD WORK! πŸ™‚

  34. michael says:

    Thank you! Is there a changelog available?

  35. Pete says:

    May I ask where is support for Opera hiding?

  36. ar_it says:


  37. oyvind says:

    Thanks for your hard work on bringing Flash 9 to Linux. It’s very much appreciated! πŸ™‚

  38. Mark Lynch says:

    Excellent news, thanks for all the hard work put into this.Happy Ubuntu user!

  39. cartman says:

    Is it me or there is no standalone version? Anyway nice work done πŸ™‚

  40. Hurrah !This is great, great news. Many thanks for all your (and others) hard work getting this done.Is there a debug version of the player in this release too ? I can’t get to adobe.com as it seems to be a bit busy πŸ™‚

  41. rysiek says:

    yay, finally! πŸ™‚

  42. Marcin ZabΕ‚ocki says:

    Thanks, at least! πŸ™‚

  43. mm says:

    Good work ! Thank you, Adobe.It seems very usable. I am very glad.

  44. miceuz says:

    what about standalone player? will it be available anytime soon?

  45. billy says:

    Cool. However, and correct me if I’m wrong, there seems to be no stand alone player in the tar.gz arachive even though the readme.txt indicates there should be.

  46. flash developer says:

    Thank you so much

  47. tony says:

    it brings a tear to my eye.

  48. Zbigniew L. says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  49. Talou says:

    Oh yeah ! thank you for this nice work !It works nice too under opera 9.10 (except a little crash of the plugin wrapper while closing opera).Does the wmode=”transparent” bug be planned in the roadmap ?

  50. plasma says:


  51. Matt says:

    Cheers,Kudos to all who made this a reality, keep up the support for Linux et al.

  52. justin says:

    Fantastic news! Thanks Adobe πŸ™‚ One thing though, on the main Adobe site the top nav gets displayed BELOW the flash movie. I’m using: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0 (Ubuntu-edgy) [ Known WMODE issue. -Mike M. ]

  53. Karpiu says:

    THX !!!!

  54. me-to says:

    Thank you (to) !!

  55. RImbaud says:

    You are great. Thank you so much for doing this so quickly.Now how about Photoshop πŸ™‚

  56. yo says:

    Thank you??? it’s a commercial product.

  57. Arxus says:

    don’t work!!

  58. David GreenWood says:

    Working great.

  59. Dawid H. says:

    Thanks. Where’s the standalone player?

  60. Andre says:

    The RPM is also available from the repo at macromedia.mplug.org.

  61. Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves says:

    It has been a long way to get to this point. Congratulations to you and your team.

  62. John says:

    Ahhh! My mic still doesn’t work with FMS apps!Any tips? Something I can do.

  63. Paulo Dias says:

    Thanks for all the hard work and commitment. Now a question :)How about the standalone player? Where can i get the final version?Also, the ajax/javascript menus still appear below the flash window, are you guys working with the mozilla project in order to fix this?Thanks again.

  64. Woo!More love for Linux.

  65. techno says:

    Thank you very much for this work, and thanks for always think in us (linux users) πŸ˜›

  66. andrew says:

    Mike, and everyone else who has been working on the Linux player, Congrats on shipping!

  67. Crispibits says:

    Well done m’lad – now go and have a bit of a lie down before you start the Shockwave player…. :-)Seriously though – well done, both for getting it done and for rising above the puerile comments left by some people.

  68. debdeb says:

    Thank you for this release, you guys just made some penguin people very, very happy, like myself. :)Thanks!!!!

  69. thanos says:

    Finally! Thanks. Another barrier of using linux is down. Now linux users can see the web the way the rest of the world does..

  70. Enrico says:


  71. Mix user says:

    Thank You, No thank You!Since I guess the flash player is behaving as badly on Linux as on Win.I rather keep the control myself whether to play the animations or not.

  72. Tester says:

    Where is the standalone player? Why is the tgz not versioned?

  73. Abaddon says:

    It doen’t work for me… I installed on my gentoo@amd64 and tried with 32bit version of Opera. Browser didn’t find the plugin.

  74. Yannick says:

    This is great! Thanks!

  75. John Eggert says:

    Has adobe allowed this to be used on FreeBSD yet? [ This was resolved some months ago. But do you really care? -Mike M. ]

  76. yinYang says:

    Thank you … and continue the great work in linux … the community is wathing and backing you πŸ™‚

  77. tikurion says:

    Nice – although the beta version worked really fine already.

  78. hackbarth says:

    Thank you!

  79. Laur MΓ΅tus says:

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!=)

  80. Robert Nasiadek says:

    Great! Thanks!

  81. cythrawll says:

    Finally! I love you guys! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :D, great job! keep it up!

  82. Linux Lover says:

    Thank you! Thank you!

  83. Emilis says:

    Works on Ubuntu Dapper (6.06) when installed from tar.gz. Didn’t work when converted RPM to DEB with alien.New users may have trouble locating /usr/lib/firefox etc.Thanks!

  84. Much appreciated. Thanks!

  85. Lars Jensen says:

    Thank you!!!

  86. Rodney Brown says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  87. Marcelo de Moraes Serpa says:

    Thank you very much!!

  88. Joao says:

    Very good news. Thanks.

  89. CJ says:

    Woo, excellent! Not that the past few betas haven’t been working perfectly for me, but it’s always nice to get the “final” version. Thanks a bunch for all your work on this!

  90. Nice…(Finally…)I still hope that Adobe will have a better policy for releasing their products in the future.You want Flash to be a real cross-platform product, then do make sure that you release all versions for all operating systems simultaneously.(And perhaps try to find ways to support more alternative operating systems)

  91. Anonymous says:

    Happy dance!

  92. Klaas Vaak says:

    About fucking time…After the most preferable action, namely the total eradication of Flash, a good second would have been not to be treated as the lowlife Adobe obiously thinks Linux users are.May Adobe can get this right next time there is an upgrade of this piece of horrendous software.

  93. Nirmal says:


  94. Saito says:

    Thank you very much!

  95. Scott says:

    Many thanks!

  96. Tijs says:

    Thnx!! πŸ™‚ – Great news.

  97. Anonymous says:

    Thanks it is working well. I tried to watch Flash video over at foxnews.com and I could hear it but not see it. [ Known issue related to WMODE/transparency. -Mike M. ]

  98. Thijs says:

    Thanks Adobe! And good luck with the Apollo stuff for Linux in the future πŸ™‚

  99. alessandro t. says:

    grazie mille!

  100. Stoffe says:

    Awesome. Thanks! Now keep it updated and in sync in the future. πŸ˜‰

  101. David says:

    Two days ago I explained to my wife why she had to reboot into windows to view some websites.Last night, I setup a virtualization of Windows in Linux – just to view Flash 8 content.Thanks for releasing Flash 9 player for Linux!

  102. Nick Hadaway says:

    Thank you!

  103. ETS says:

    THANKS!Finally I will be able to experience the true life of the web with the nice beauty called Macromedia FlashPlayer!

  104. Brian Kelsay says:

    Thanks. Now even us Linux users can go watch stupid videos of people hurting themselves. πŸ™‚

  105. hangover says:

    thanks adobe, hope to see also a 64 bit build!

  106. Jimmy says:

    The standalone flash player is also available for this version too:http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.htmlI think it’d be helpful to package it individually, not just bundled with the “debugger” stuff, but it’s not that big so it’s ok πŸ™‚

  107. Peebles says:

    Thanks for the effort. Version 10 same time as Windoz release, thanks.Thanks again.

  108. Adrian N says:

    Thank you very very much. Your efforts are so much more appreciated than you might think. Adobe finally seems to realize that windows is not the only operating system out there, and for that, at least I am thankful.

  109. Sombra says:


  110. Lphant says:

    Thanks!That’s fantastic.

  111. Anonymous says:

    AT LAST!!!

  112. Chris Higgins says:


  113. Erik says:

    Thank you so much!

  114. Daniel says:

    Thank you!!!

  115. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot.

  116. HubmaN says:

    Oh man! Thank god! I kiss your knees, I no longer feel inferior! THANK YOU!!!!!

  117. Anonymous says:

    YEAH !

  118. cyprinus says:

    YEAH !

  119. deepak says:

    Umm.. where can I get the standalone flashplayer?

  120. Teodor Baciu says:

    Thank you

  121. Brian says:

    This version caused me to loose camera support. I lost microphone support when I installed the beta version. The only gain (and this is a big one) was the ability to read text again.

  122. Mike Nuss says:

    Thank you! There are thousands of users who will rejoice at this, even if they don’t speak up. Good work!

  123. moep says:

    finally πŸ™‚

  124. David says:

    Thank you so much.I’ve been waiting ages for it. πŸ™‚

  125. Øyvind says:

    Thank you!!! Now, How about a Photoshop CS3 or 4 client for Linux ?

  126. Lars says:

    Many thanks!

  127. Nico says:

    Thank’s πŸ˜‰ Merci πŸ˜€

  128. Michael says:

    It’s probably in some changelog somewhere, but what are the changes between the last beta and this release?

  129. Roy S says:

    Too bad it doesn’t work.It crashes firefox every time I go to YouTube. [ File a bug if you hope to resolve this. -Mike M. ]

  130. Anonymous says:

    thank you!

  131. Pablo says:

    Muchas Gracias! πŸ™‚

  132. schmichael says:

    As the huge tool who posted to digg that it would never happen: congratulations on the release and many many apologies for my ignorance!If it makes any difference I’ve sworn off digg altogether. πŸ™‚

  133. David Anderson says:

    Thanks for your hard work!

  134. snipe2004 says:

    Thaaaaank you πŸ˜€

  135. Tod says:


  136. Fabio says:

    Thank you, this makes a lot of websites much more enjoyable!

  137. hasan says:

    Thank you guys :)you are the best πŸ˜‰

  138. Andrew Price says:

    Installed on my Edgy laptop — works beautifully. THANKS!!

  139. Maimon Mons says:

    Thanks a lot. Both for creating the linux product and dealing with the linux community, which may appear as rabid dogs at times. :-)(But we mean well.)

  140. Jack says:

    It’s about time. This should have been released at the same time as the Microsoft Windows and Mac versions. As a result of delayed releases and no releases many sites fail to work. You can’t simply upgrade when no upgrade is available. Not to mention, when is it going to be possible to get Shockwave? Adobe’s failure to create cross-compatible formats is preventing use of these technologies. This is why I haven’t purchased Adobe software for creating rich content. You just can’t do it-without receiving complaints from users.

  141. Matt Seitz says:

    I had posted some instructions to the beta forum about how to get sound working correctly with KDE. Is there any way to access that message?

  142. you says:

    THANK!!!! YOU!!!!!!!!

  143. john-scott says:

    Thanks! Perhaps you’re already aware, but there is a problem in the way the adobe.com front page is rendered. The navigation menus open up behind the flash animation (Firefox v2.0.0.1/Ubuntu 6.10/Flash Player 9 Final). For a screenshot see: http://bp0.blogger.com/_9H_LrMl672s/Ra5aZVEfXMI/AAAAAAAAAAM/mIfEAgWytUU/s1600-h/Screenshot.pngOther than that, I’m enjoying the ability to use web sites that require v9 without having to reboot into Windows. Thanks again. [ Known WMODE issue. -Mike M. ]

  144. mickey says:

    thanks! πŸ™‚

  145. Hubert Łępicki says:

    Thank you for that release but… khm, khm, I’ll try anyway to avoid flash. While it’s not free software it will never become acceptable web standard. And you (Adobe) and we (users) will still have problems with different versions of OS not being supported or even different processors (like amd 64, where is the working binary?).

  146. katalin says:

    first thanks !, second could you change the apache mime.type to application/x-rpm for .rpm ? πŸ™‚

  147. Just installed the ‘final’ plugin, and I’m still having lockup issues when doing things like simultaneously watching a YouTube video and then going and checking my IMAP mailbox. It seems any semi-large network burst will lock the plugin up, only to have to close all Firefox tabs that have flash plugin running. Same thing as someone posted earlier about Beta 2 – it will play for a few seconds (without sound) then freeze. πŸ™ [ Formal bug report? -Mike M. ]

  148. rschmidt says:

    Any word on the standalone version? The readme mentions it but it’s nowhere to be found, either in the .tar.gz or the RPM version. The previous betas both shipped with a standalone player.

  149. Isif says:

    My company has been waiting for this before deploying any Flash 9 content on our corporate site. Linux is now too important to us not to have proper support. Around 70% of our systems are AMD64, and we regard a proper 64 bit version as crucial if Flash is to have a future on our corporate site. Some of our boxes don’t have any 32 bit libraries. For now though, at least we can roll out firefox with flash to ~450 desktops.Thanks for the efforts.

  150. Jesse Stroik says:

    Thanks for this. We have a lot of desktop linux users by necessity and many of them would love to also have flash 9 installed.

  151. someone says:

    Thanks for this release.But i still can’t use full-screen with flash videos.When i use the full-screen button all that happens is that the video get paused.I thought this should work in the stable release.And i couldn’t find the old forum for bugreports. (so where do you bugreport bugs if you find any now?)I saw in the release notes the full-screen mode isn’t supported :(But if i remember right you said it would work in the stable release.Accept for that it runs great so far and you made an good work.

  152. Jimmy Lin says:

    THANKS!I hope you fixed the sound-clogging problem!

  153. Josh Tynjala says:

    Rock on. Great job, Linux Flash Player Team!

  154. me too says:

    Thanks!I’m a bit confused, though. The RPM contains/usr/lib/flash-plugin/LICENSE/usr/lib/flash-plugin/README/usr/lib/flash-plugin/homecleanup/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so/usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup/usr/share/doc/flash-plugin- says:To execute the Standalone Player, you will need to change the permissions of the file. An example of how you could do this on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 or RHEL 4 is:$: chmod u+x gflashplayerWhere do I find this gflashplayer executable?

  155. Shish says:

    Ummm… what happened to the standalone player? That was the version I used most πŸ™

  156. Bryan says:

    Though I’ve been using the beta for a while new, and it’s been stable for my use, it’s nice to finally have the final product in-hand.Nice job to all involved!

  157. D4rkDuk3 says:

    was a long time waiting, but is finally here, just thanks

  158. rschmidt says:

    For those who would like to use the standalone FP9 player for Linux, it’s available for download in the Adobe Flash Player Support Center, and is contained in the ‘debugger versions’ package for Linux. A little poking around on the Adobe website revealed this, but it’s not at all obvious from the regular user-oriented sections of the website.

  159. thanks from all Italy…grazie da tutt’Italia…Francesco

  160. Also me says:

    THANK YOU!!!111

  161. happy says:

    hooray! thanks for all the work, I look forward to future versions!

  162. Derek says:

    Changelog from beta2 available? Any real drastic changes since then?

  163. PSD says:

    The “Go Get It” link connects to a page called Adobe Flash Player Download CenterWindows. How does Linux run a .exe file? [ When you access the download page from a Windows-based browser, it will offer you the Windows version. The download page is smart like that. -Mike M. ]

  164. At about:plugins, the beta 2 displays “9.0 d78” and the final version displays “9.0 r31”. Is that right ? [ Yes, believe it or not. -Mike M. ]

  165. Me says:

    Is there a changelog between the last beta release and the final release?

  166. sΓ©bastien says:

    Thank you so much !

  167. Daoro says:

    Oh. My. God.WHAT A GOOD NEW ! Thanks !(but still not free software, so there’s room for improvement πŸ˜‰ )

  168. Franlever says:

    THANK YOU!!I am an opera user and I was waiting for this very much.I suppose it wont crash anymore πŸ˜€

  169. Leif says:

    Awesome.Thanks for the hard work, and for listening to all of us bitch, whine, and moan, as well as listening to the feedback and suggestions.

  170. nexxu says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  171. poster says:

    Thank you, about time πŸ™‚ .

  172. Felix says:

    OMG!!! Thanks!

  173. Dorin Lazar says:

    Congratulations! Just gave it a test, it works amazingly! Wonderful job!

  174. Wegux says:

    Thank you very much

  175. Carnildo says:

    And if it’s still buggy, what do we do? I haven’t had any great luck with the ALSA sound in the two beta versions. [ You could always file a formal bug report. -Mike M. ]

  176. Brandon James says:


  177. Jason says:

    Just wanted to drop by and say thanks. I know you guys haven’t always had an easy job accomplishing Flash 9 for Linux, but thanks for hanging in there and making it a great product.-jc

  178. crashes says:

    Too bad it just causes firefox2 to crash. [ Does it bother you enough that you’ll file a bug report so we can figure out why? -Mike M. ]

  179. Christian says:

    Have I been looking forward to this day? Yes – I have :)Thank you.

  180. Toolman says:

    Thank you Adobe for taking the time to support the FOSS community, The betas have worked well so this final release is likely great too!

  181. MaurΓ­cio Machado says:

    Great! Finally! Thank you! :)NOW Flash is multiplatform!

  182. Benjamin Sergeant says:

    Some dummy videos work on Mandriva Linux 2007.0 ; installing from the rpm removed the previous distro bundled flash 7.[root@marge1 Desktop]# gunzip -c /root/oldflashplugins.tar.gz | tar tf -usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.sousr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplayer.xptusr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.sousr/lib/netscape/plugins/flashplayer.xptGood job !

  183. kriko says:


  184. Anonymous says:

    Thank you !

  185. Antonio says:

    Thank you

  186. thanks says:


  187. Dom Delimar says:

    Thank You!Without really doing any serious testing it does seem a bit faster while watching videos on YouTube.And it’s really nice to witness the audio/video synchronization issues being resolved now.BTW, it’s sooo nice, for a change, to see Linux release cycles having higher version numbers than any other platform – it used to be the other way round. ;)Keep up the good work!

  188. pablodav says:

    Great ! … Thanks you all !…

  189. Thank you, Adobe!Less than three months from beta to final release! Isn’t it easy developing on Linux?Now… about that Shockwave…

  190. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot!!!

  191. englishmen says:

    It crashes occasionally crashes for me but its good.

  192. Robin Bultot says:

    Thank you!Will there be a standalone flashplayer for linux?

  193. wilhem says:

    Thanks a lot

  194. Robin Bultot says:

    Right.. Readme.txt .. *dumb*

  195. Robin Bultot says:

    Where to get the standalone version? The Readme.txt says:Installing the standalone player:o Unpack the tar.gz fileo To execute the standalone player,+ Double-click, or+ Enter in terminal: ./flashplayerBut I can’t find the flashplayer file

  196. Carlos Camacho says:


  197. Wilhelm Maybach says:

    Thanks you!!!Abode Rocks

  198. iocc says:

    finally the sound isnt desyncedTHX!

  199. mav says:

    At last! This day will be remembered. The day when Linux users finally aren’t behind Windows in viewing flash animations/movies.Good job!

  200. Alexandre Fiori says:


  201. Anonymous says:

    Finally is right. I hate constantly being told I can’t view a website because of this stupid plugin.

  202. Joel says:

    Well done Adobe. This are good news for linux users.We’ll expect for more releases for this platform.Later.

  203. Joe Buck says:

    Thanks. However …I read the terms of use. They appear to forbid anyone from installing onto more than one computer (say, a laptop and a desktop). Is this intentional? [ You might be the only person who has ever read that thing. Install Flash Player wherever you please and be merry. -Mike M. ]

  204. Thank you very much!By the way, if anyone’s wondering about Flash in Opera. Opera have released a new version that doesn’t also die when the Flash plugin crashes.Thank you for removing one of the hurdles stopping Linux adoption: now on to world domination! πŸ˜€

  205. Would I prefer a free (as in libre) player?Sure.But…You guys have delivered on your promise, and that counts for something. I’ve already enjoyed the beta and am sure to enjoy the real deal.Thanks.Now, about that free player…

  206. Hm… the EULA got spoiled in 9beta and didn’t really got fixed in release, no?So far what I read here (referenced from Readme.txt in tarball) prevents Linux distributions from shipping FP9, wonder if that’s really what Adobe wanted.

  207. Rob says:

    WooHoo! It’s already in the portage database!

  208. Josh says:

    Thanks! One thing I noticed, though is that the large banner at the top of Adobe.com loads on top of the navigation drop down menus above it. I am using Firefox on Ubuntu Edgy Eft. Suggestions? [ Known WMODE issue. -Mike M. ]

  209. ben says:

    ThAnK YoU!!!Seriously, this is great!CheersBen

  210. pillowpants says:

    you guys rock!!!thanks for the superb work on this πŸ˜€

  211. ArrenLex says:

    How does this release differ from beta 2?

  212. Luca says:


  213. Mike says:

    Great thanks. And please, don’t just leave it for years now πŸ˜‰

  214. Chris Ribble says:

    Good job Mike! Now, how about full-screen support?

  215. Chris Ribble says:

    Oh! It was my browser’s settings to block pop-ups! Sweet!What do the naysayers have to say now?!

  216. DJ Gentoo says:

    On behalf of all Linux users that haven’t said anything about this (yet), THANK YOU!

  217. schwascore says:

    thank you

  218. Sarath Menon says:

    That’s all I am waiting for. A free/libre flash. Sorry Adobe, you were great in releasing pdf, but this doesn’t cut out.

  219. Brendan says:

    Sweet. Thanks for releasing this. Does anyone know if there’s a Debian/Ubuntu package available for this somewhere yet?

  220. emp says:

    Uhm… it doesn’t work onmy system. I do not have gtk2 installedand I will not install them.Bye, bye flash player πŸ˜‰

  221. Good! Thank you!I hope this final version will crash my Web browsers less often when visiting Websites with embedded Flash content.I have a question though: Why does the installer not recognise Opera as a Web browser? It is one of the better browsers; so I think Adobe should support it on Linux.Have the Flash brand been completely taken over from Macromedia and turned into an Adobe brand now?

  222. Dave B says:

    The nbc.com/Video bug where the player does not go to the actual video one wants to watch after the ad seems to still be there. Highly annoying.

  223. Marcelo says:

    What about a changelog from previous betas?

  224. pato says:

    thx u very much, all the penguin team is great πŸ™‚

  225. Ken Zhao says:

    Good news, thanks.

  226. Andrey Panov says:

    Flash plugin is now based on GTK+. Can it use the same theme (fonts, look etc.) as other GTK applications?

  227. Amish says:

    Wow! Before I even install it!Thank you!

  228. Anon Y. Mous says:

    Thank you!

  229. Harry Bock says:

    Thank you for all your hard work! We really, really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  230. Jon Ammerman says:


  231. Morgan says:


  232. me says:


  233. Benjamin Crowell says:

    The new player crashes on my system (ubuntu breezy badger).

  234. Osho says:

    foxnews video still not working.http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.htmlthe audio comes but video is empty.Osho [ Known issue pertaining to WMODE/transparency. -Mike M. ]

  235. Chris Barber says:

    Sweet, thank you!

  236. J says:

    Thanks Adobe! No longer do I have to feel like a second rate citizen of the internet!

  237. Christian says:

    It doesn’t work with oss / nforce :*(

  238. sire says:

    thank you so very much!! ..a small step for adobe, but a leap for the mankind πŸ™‚

  239. Dirk says:

    I just installed and tested the new plugin to my plugins-folder of firefox (i only copied the .so-file), and it works great.Thank you to the Adobe developer team for the final version of the Flash plugin!Kind regards from Germany,Dirk

  240. pig says:

    At last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It’s released

  241. vyruss says:

    Congrats on a job well done (and much needed)! Every major bug seems to have been ironed out. Now for an open source version that will help Adobe improve its product even more πŸ˜€

  242. vyruss says:

    Congrats on a job well done (and much needed)! Every major bug seems to have been ironed out.I won’t say it, but everybody knows what people expect of Adobe as the next step to improve Flash Player :DKeep up the good work!

  243. synck says:

    thank you πŸ™‚

  244. nobody says:

    Great, thank you!However, I still have a problem with flash videos sometimes freezing for a while, then jumping a few seconds forward while displaying some frames of the video and playing back the corresponding pieces of audio of the part that’s being skipped during the jump. This happens even though the video has been cached way beyond the point that is being watched, so this has nothing to do with the video streaming source being slow or anything.I’m running Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) with Firefox this a known problem? Sorry, couldn’t find the current location of the bug tracker, so I thought I’d just ask here. Anyway, that’s all the information I’m able to provide of the problem.

  245. michal says:

    Just tested – automatic plugin installer in FF installs Flash 9!I have been using the second beta very successfully , so I am certain everything is OK with the plugin.Thank you for the great work.

  246. dkl says:

    Well done guys!

  247. Aleks says:

    Thanks a lot πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  248. Anthony Durity says:

    Many thanks for supporting the Linux community. Thank you!

  249. Seven of Nine says:

    Any changes between the last beta and this (final) version?

  250. RQ says:

    Great great great! THANK YOU! But where is the Projector version?..

  251. Grant says:

    Just 2 questionsa) is there any way to start a swf in fullscreen mode using the new flash 9 standalone player.b) any plans to make the new flash 9 standalone player work with gnome-screensaver instead of xscreensaver.

  252. Sorin says:

    Unfortunately it crashes Firefox (both and under Linux. First I thought it’s a Firefox issue, but since it happens w/ both versions I suspect it’s the plugin’s problem.

  253. RQ says:

    Oh, I found out where the standalone version is. But I think, it deserves a link here too: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html.

  254. berto says:

    nice one! cheers!

  255. Christian says:

    It doesn’t work with oss – nforce or is just me? [ Linux Flash Player 9 uses ALSA for audio output. -Mike M. ]

  256. Radu C says:

    My first thing to do, open the Garfield comic strip which has a lot of flash stuff on it and used to lock up my browser. My first reaction after opening the page: “Wow! It works!” πŸ™‚ Thanks for this release.

  257. nadav kavalerchik says:

    thanks you πŸ™‚

  258. Angelo Rossi says:

    At last! Power to the penguin !!!

  259. horza says:

    thank You all very much for finally releasing it. the dark age of flash in linux is finally over.kudos to all that developed it. it really works great.

  260. picpak says:

    SWEET.Thank you!!

  261. triplah says:

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.best news in ages… :Dand solaris gplv3 πŸ™‚

  262. r says:

    thanks ;)It feels a bit though like the end of an era ..ah well there ‘ll always be flash 10 i guess πŸ˜‰

  263. Gabry says:

    I have the same problems I had on the BETA2, ie:ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1057:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed: Device or resource busyAnd eventually the browser crashes when there are clips that require audio…Anyway my distro is quite old, so the problem may be an incompatible alsa library, there is a way to use OSS also on the new plugin?

  264. linux user says:

    No, thank you.

  265. Fourbissime says:

    thanks team. thank you so much.

  266. Andrew says:

    Where can I submit a bug report? Audio from flash just stopped working mid browsing. I have rebooted, reinstalled both firefox 2 amd latest flash 9. Others are still having issues with sound too.

  267. daniyel says:

    Yes, thanks much! πŸ™‚

  268. abel says:

    thank you!

  269. Congratulations on a job well done.

  270. Alex says:

    Thanks for not ignoring us Linux users!

  271. me says:

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  272. me says:

    thank you!

  273. Wilhelm Maybach says:

    cisco.netacad.net is not working with the flash 9? many people have problem with this, you know a solution ?

  274. bochecha says:

    Merci beaucoup πŸ˜€

  275. Rob H. says:

    Thanks for fixing most of the annoying issues that plagued Flash 7 on Linux. I look forward to seeing the transparency issue resolved in the future…When Flash CS3 professional comes out later this year, I will buy it now, as I skipped Flash 8 due to no updated Linux client at the time of its release. Could you PLEASE put some kind of “includes unsupported Linux client” message at the minimum on the studio version?

  276. Ariel Faigon says:

    I would like to add my thank you on this as well.One disappointment though is that a very annoying bug still exists in flash not respecting z-layer setting.See the charts in the new yahoo financeExample URL:http://finance.yahoo.com/charts#chart1:symbol=spy;range=1d;charttype=line;crosshair=on;logscale=on;source=undefined.The bottom of the drop down menu for the technical indicators is blocked (not visible) by the chart itself.I reported this several weeks ago and it wasn’t fixed. This seems to be is a Linux only version problem. [ Known WMODE bug. -Mike M. ]

  277. Anonymous says:


  278. Misa says:

    Thanks Adobe i will buy your products

  279. Nuno Silva says:


  280. Fibonacci says:

    Did you notice how the link you provided just prints a message of “couldn’t find a web reader for your platform blah blah blah”?

  281. Fibonacci says:

    Oh, and we would like the announced (in Readme.txt) standalone player too, instead of “bash: ./flashplayer: No such file or directory”.

  282. Sgt. Pepper says:

    Thanks,thanks and thanks for this adobe =DIs dreamweaver 9 going to be released for linux?that would be wonderfulThanks

  283. Sgt. Pepper says:

    Thanks for caring about linux

  284. Sgt. Pepper says:

    Thanks for caring about linuxSaludos desde Argentina

  285. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much. Having an official flash player for linux is so important.Let’s youtube again :p

  286. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant … this download made my day … thanks so much for making Flash 9 available for us Linux users…

  287. Anonymous says:

    Mike M,Love your comments under people’s post very funny.Thank for the flash-player.Do you use Linux? And if so what distribution. [ Gentoo, in sickness and in health. -Mike M. ]

  288. jay simpson says:

    Mike M,Do you use Linux at home? and if so what distribution?Thanks so much for make flash-player 9. Plus I love your comments under people’s post. [ Gentoo, for better or worse. -Mike M. ]

  289. Morris Cornell-Morgan says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  290. zhanghao says:

    Thank you

  291. Raul Dias says:

    Just to make sure this is a known issue.wmode: transparent does not work.

  292. BA says:

    Thank you so much for all your hard work :-)You’ve instantly made the lives of millions of people much happier.Excellent and once again thanks!

  293. Mikael Lindqvist says:

    Hello,Thanks alot!!A question, does it if I run Linux on an Intel based Mac?

  294. Brendan says:

    Thanks for putting this out. It works pretty well. My only problem is really high CPU usage (like 95-100%) when watching any flash video. Is anyone else seeing this issue? Should I file a formal bug report? I’m running Xubuntu Edgy/Firefox 2/Flash 9,0,31,0

  295. barosl says:

    Finally you made it… Thanks!

  296. Michael Wu says:

    Thank you for your great work first. However, it exists a serious conflict between flash 9 and gcin ( gcin is a popular Chinese input method used in Taiwan ) that makes firefox prone to hang. Could it be fixed ?

  297. Mauro says:


  298. Matthew Lenz says:

    ubuntu edgy firefox + flash 9 = multiple crashes throughout the day. still getting lagging audio as well. :/

  299. ced117 says:

    Great, many thanks πŸ˜€

  300. ced117 says:

    Great, many thanks !!

  301. Per says:

    Thanks for the release, but I’m sad to say that it seems a bit unstable. I had it installed for two days and have probably had about 20 crashes. Had to revert back to Flash 7, which is rock solid.

  302. Talou says:

    Oh I found a weired tricky workaround to set a div over a flash animation on firefox 2 : position:fixed. Year, it’s useless, but possible with some bad javascript.

  303. Jorge says:

    Just another thank you !!!!

  304. JimBob says:

    Congrats on the full version!Now if only the standalone would accept left-clicks from my mouse, I’d be truly ecstatic.In the 1st beta it works, but its been broke in the later versions. It acts like when you click something then move the mouse off of it before releasing, because it activates the buttons, just won’t do anything, even in the settings…

  305. tonyb says:

    I’ll use it when its libre.I’ll still thank *YOU* for working hard, but I’ll thank adobe when its libre, if it ever is.

  306. Geoff says:

    Is there a proper bug-report form somewhere online? (The forum seem pretty desolate.) I know you don’t want bug reports here, but on Firefox 1.5.x and now 2.0.1, and on Mozilla the new plugin (like the beta before it), produces a segfault every time (it works for a few seconds usually then bang). I would like to be able to supply full details in the appropriate place.

  307. BRuM says:

    At last! Good job, thanks!

  308. remi says:

    THANK YOU. thank you. THANK YOU.

  309. Jack Ripoff says:

    This is crap. Heavy, bloated, full of flaws and available only for x86. Stop calling this hard work, this is garbage. Adobe couldn’t care less about their customers. Please collaborate with Gnash, development is too slow and it is very important to free us from this vendor lock.http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

  310. Anonymous says:

    The player works awesomely!I am running a 64-bit Gentoo machine and using the nswrapperplugin. The results have been amazing! I can even say it works better than its 32-bit Windows counterpart. There have been no lockups, videos play smoothly, and the audio stays in sync. Once again, very nice job and thank you.

  311. medeshago says:

    Thank You!!

  312. Peet McKimmie says:

    “Your architecture (\x86_64\) is not supported…”And no option to just install the 32-bit player. :’-(

  313. Mark Czubin says:

    Thanks, I just upgraded after having problems with a flash video using a beta version and all problems disappeared.

  314. Mikael says:

    The standalone player doesn’t work. Mouse clicks inside the flash area aren’t registered.

  315. Targa says:

    Now you can start Photoshop on Linux…;)Thx

  316. Alok says:

    Long awaited. And although i have nothing more to add, I like to lengthen this list of comments. Which Mr. B Gates is bound to check some day .. he he he he. Take that you fear mongering piece of crap seller.

  317. TiCL says:

    For all the people who are having trouble with foxnews.com, this greasemonkey script might come in handy:http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/1371

  318. Dobri says:

    Thank you!

  319. FreeFull says:

    Thank you!!lol

  320. FreeFull says:

    Thank you!!:)Now make shockwave for linux πŸ˜›

  321. orlando says:

    thanks, and congratulations to ADOBE, Mike and his team for this !

  322. Alex says:

    Thank you so much!

  323. steve says:

    Thanks!!, now I can watch fugly advertisements on my laptop!

  324. Leonel says:

    Frankly this still seems beta to meThis flash game makes my firefox crash for example.Is anyone still working on this? [ Sure, a few of us. Maybe file a formal bug report so we can track this properly? -Mike M. ]

  325. John says:

    Still not ready for me.Nspluginviewer eats ressources like crazy, konqueror is slow as hell. Plus from times to times I have to kill it to get audio from Amarok, so I’m wondering about the ALSA integration here.

  326. Jason says:

    where can we submit bug reports? in all seriousness, my browser crashes so much since i’ve installed the flash 9 plugin… it’s completely unusable – reverted to flash 7 plugin.w/firefox and firefox on slackware 10.2, browser will consistently crash if I go to yahoo.com and then click ‘login’ link… for starters.

  327. lordpuppet says:

    The argentine ubuntu comunity thanks you Penguin for your team’s hard work in this. Thank you, Danke! Grazie! GRACIAS!!

  328. Geoff says:

    If Jason (“Where can we submit bug reports .. ) comes back – I asked the same question without any reply so far, and have therefore posted in detail on the Forum: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/categories.cfm?catid=184&forumid=44I suspect it is the same problem. Please look at my post there and maybe add to it. We need to build up momentum to get this fixed.

  329. jevsan says:


  330. jeff says:

    Thank you for your hard work!!

  331. jojomonkey says:

    2 days ago I was really excited – now having installed it I regret it since it’s so buggy firefox is crashing left and right !!!!!!crashes are happening in firefox 1.5.x and 2.0.x.I’m quite disappointed.

  332. dan says:

    problems with crashing myself on Firefox Decided to delete the plugin. Going to see about finding an open source one. :/

  333. Anonymous says:

    I had sound with beta 2, but not with this final release :(Surely I will try to downgrade to beta 2

  334. kevin says:

    ahh, many many many thanks!

  335. skhizein says:

    Thank you!!!

  336. Felipe Perucho says:

    Gracias.Don’t you guess? Thank you.

  337. griasr says:

    thanks finally πŸ™‚

  338. Panos says:

    Thank you very much!

  339. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for caring about linux!

  340. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, at last.

  341. M. Dickson says:

    Ahhh… the wonderful feeling of… something. Flash 9 in Konqueror on Gentoo?Thank you Adobe, and Mike, and anyone else, for taking the time, and [I hope] the money, to do a Flash client for Linux.It’s good to know that Adobe is still a center of Technical Excellence, judging from the quality of this player. And I bet it’s nice to see so many thank you notes.

  342. Aaron says:

    That link takes me to a d/l for Flash 7… so confused. What am I doing wrong?

  343. dpbjinc says:

    What happened to the download? I’m just getting a page to download FP7 now.

  344. Matt says:

    That’s funny, every link to FP9 that Adobe gives all goes to flash player 7, not 9. Am I missing something? This is driving me crazy. Why would you create a link that says 9 which really goes to 7?

  345. oyvind says:

    The Flashplayer 9 download link (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/) now offers me version 7.0.69 .. has version 9 final been pulled back ?

  346. Anonymous says:

    It’s not able to download current version ( Why?

  347. kurt says:

    When I click the link it tries to make me download flash 7 what is going on

  348. jules says:

    thanks a lot, had quite a few crashes with the betas but not 1 with the final version thanks again πŸ™‚

  349. Freaky says:

    Whow, that must have been buggy since now I just go to 7,0,69,0 if I click on get flash player on the adobe.com website.The beta ran fine here btw. Not that I visit that much flash sites.

  350. david says:

    link at:http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/seems to want me to download flashplayer 7 rather than 9http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gzyou can get around this by copying the url and changing the 7 to a 9, but shouldn’t this be linking to the correct thing?

  351. gbroos says:

    Thanks!Works perfectly (sound, no system thrashing as with the last beta). Ubuntu Dapper Drake AMD64.

  352. Matti Kukkola says:

    Thank you very much πŸ™‚

  353. Devon says:

    πŸ™‚ good!!!

  354. James says:

    Thanks Nick, it helps when you’re a web developer by trade πŸ˜‰

  355. Barry says:

    Thank you very much.

  356. gcin 1.3.3 and later can work smoothly with flash9. πŸ™‚

  357. firos says:

    Do I have to be root to make the flash player system-wide for all users when installing?[ Generally, yes. Or your account needs to have access to write to the directory where the system-wide file lives. -Mike M. ]

  358. atare says:

    Linux is a good OS just to mess around with but i would’nt use on a day to day basis for exactly this reason – not much is compatible with it! If more was compatible with it then i would probably use it cos its free πŸ™‚ but there isnt so i dont, but even with that issue at hand it still almost beats windows! doesnt beat mac though – mac rocks.

  359. Scott says:

    You guys rock, thanks for the hard work!!!

  360. Francis says:


  361. Hans00 says:

    good work and good OS πŸ˜‰ !! thx πŸ˜‰

  362. Ben says:

    I’m starving without a Flash Player for PPC Linux. Please help! (and yes, I have already used the Adobe “Wish Form”)

  363. Kirtimaan says:

    Thanks,I am using Adobe flash player 9 without any problem with Opera and Mozilla browser.I am sure that there are a lot of linux lovers like me waiting for Adobe to release Flash development enviorment for Linux OS. We are ready to pay for it and don’t want it be open source.Again, good work and thanks for your good efforts.

  364. eDog says:

    ERROR: Opera is not supported.:) I’m, blyac'(ru only), happy πŸ™‚

  365. Anonymous says:

    ERROR: Opera is not supportedLOL?

  366. ChurruKa says:

    Plans for a AMD64 Linux version?

  367. karolvs says:

    Thank you, best regards from an italian penguin!

  368. Brett Millett says:

    It’s great to find a big-time software company that supports Linux. Thanks Macromedia/Adobe! I’m so pleased that the community in general has adopted flash to the degree it has. It makes for watching Internet video content much less of a pain for Linux users like me πŸ™‚

  369. Anonymous says:


  370. Seskin says:

    I have AMD 64 Dual Core and when I start the installer It have this error:ERROR: Your architecture, \’x86_64\’, is not supported by theAdobe Flash Player installer.Why? No is it plugin for64 Arquitectures?

  371. Anonymous says:

    Opera is not supported but it works better than Mozilla — slightly. Anyone have this problem? In Opera 9 the flash player just fails completely after a minute (max), but in Mozilla any Flash page crashes the whole browser.

  372. Luther Woodrum says:

    I followed the directions as root and installed flash9. It works fine when I run as root, but when I run as a user, it brings up “download plugin” when I go to a url.It is already installed. Why doesn’t it know that?If I try to download the plugin as a user, it says “no plugins were installed. adobe flash player failed Manual install”.If I click on manual install, I just get to the download page where I got it from already.I am running slackware lionux with kernel 2.;6.21.3Luther Woodrum

  373. gifts says:

    Thanks Adobe. I’ve noticed a move towards the open community lately, and really just want to let you know that this is not going un-noticed… ie, lots of respect to you guys for doing this, and remembering that the open community is a huge part of the computing world. It’s good to get their business as well! So, thanks once again. Don’t let up! This kind of thing is what will help to make computing fun and exciting again, with a positive and exciting future. It really needs to move from corporate and back to community. That’s what computing does, and the internet has shown this to be true.

  374. Jason says:

    Interesting workaround for crashes… I’ve found that if I start up firefox, and go directly to youtube and get ready to watch a video… and then leave that tab open and carry on with the rest of my web browsing as usual, firefox & flash 9 doesn’t crash.Anything else… for lack of a better description… when firefox is ‘surprised’ by flash… it will crash very regularly.This applies to all of the Flash 9 versions I have tried… official releases and betas… sounds silly, but the ‘youtube’ fix lets firefox and flash 9 run for hours without a crash…

  375. Klaus Koch says:

    While Flash9 is sweet (thanks) the limitation for recording sound only from the microphone makes it unusable for a great number of Linux users. While all other programs are able to record sound (i.e. Skype, Ekiga), Flash can’t., at least not with my Soundblaster Live card. I wonder why? Any work around you could think of?

  376. Jon R says:

    Any idea if there will be a minor update to try and compensate for the WMODE issue? I hate having to switch to Konq. to watch foxnews.com videos!

  377. Patrik says:

    "Use root window" seems to be broken in standalone player.> flashplayer -root test.swf(flashplayer:20810): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x260004a unexpectedly destroyedSegmentation Fault [ The root window thing was an unsupported feature all along that will go away for good in the upcoming release. -Mike M. ]

  378. mark says:

    Well, I tried it on Firefox 2, 3 and even Seamonkey. It crashes when I try to play flash video. Close but no cigar. I had to remove it since I can’t tolerate several browser crashes a day. I will check back in a year to try out Flash 10.

  379. Is there nightly build location to download beta versions of the Linux Flash player?There is a problem with Firefox and Flash using very high cpu usage when watching full screen movies. I’ve tried the latest 9,0,115,0 version and reverted back to 9,0,48,0 to no avail. Turning off hardware acceleration didn’t help either.

  380. Paul Sand says:

    It’s kind of a shame about the root window feature being deleted; I think this makes flashplayer incapable of use as an xscreensaver module, described here: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#mpeg

  381. Tux says:

    Well, yes, thanks for releasing into GNUlinux, but… will you release a less buggy Flash plugin soon? Many sites are loosing customers because of it, apart of 64b GNUlinux users…

  382. Ryan says:

    Will there be a fix for the WMODE issue anytime soon? Is this something that needs to be updated only in Flash, or also in Firefox?

  383. no 64 bit says:

    Very good, still no 64 bit support. I have everything running 64bit but browser 32 because of this.Thank you Adobe! Great