Install Adobe Flash Player on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 13

If you have just recently upgraded or installed Ubuntu 13.04, here’s one important package to install – Adobe Flash Player. Almost all websites online today require some version of flash player to properly render in your browser.

Flash is increasing being used to add streaming video and audio files, displays advertisements and enable interactive multimedia content websites. Most rich online applications use flash as well. So without flash player, you won’t be able to interact properly with some of these websites.

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to quickly and easily install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 13.04. This can also be applied to other versions for Ubuntu, including earlier ones.

As your may already know, Adobe stopped development on Flash Player for Linux last year and the current version which is 11.2 is the last that was developed.

The last version still works, however, if you need versions newer than that, you may have to download and install Google Chrome.


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal.  When it opens, run the commands below to enable Ubuntu Partner’s repository. This repo contains important packages that are not installed by default.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"




Finally, run the commands below to install Flash Player Plugin

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer




Alternatively, you can install Ubuntu Restricted Extras which are packages that are left of by default by Canonical because of legal and other reasons. Installing these extra packages will allow you to play MP3 and DVD files, enable Microsoft Core fonts, Flash Player plugin, and many more.

Below is the command to install the extra packages.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras





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13 thoughts on “Install Adobe Flash Player on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

  • Luciano

    It works with almost every website :) The exception that I found is one brazilian cell phone operator ( It crashes the plugin (10.3 d162).

  • Paul

    I am a complete Newb, to Ubuntu. I went to follow these directions, but when I launch the Software Center, I do not have the Menu bar with File Edit View and Help. I know its something stupid, but could some one tell me how to bring that up.

  • Kristin

    I don’t have the power icon on the menu bar. Is there some other way to access these steps without going through that icon?

  • Griever

    Hello, I have followed these directions, but I am stumped. No matter how I try, I cannot install the Flash Player. I am tired of using Windows 7 as the OS for some reason slows my computer to a crawl when doing anything. If someone could help me out, that would be great!

  • naveen

    hi guys i’m using win7, but i’ld love to have 11.04 as other OS. i’ve even downloaded it but can’t find the right installation guide to do it. i’ve a hard disk of 30gigs vacant to install it. can anybody help me out to do this without losing the data on other hard drives

  • Joe

    If you couldn’t find the flashplugin64-installer package, you probably didn’t reload your list of available packages. You can do this with “sudo apt-get update” in the terminal.

  • Jon

    the flash thingy works but makes the system extremely slow after a few seconds playing, whatever I tried, it is completely crap. It is almost a good reason to go back to Win 7….