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====libflashplayer for Adobe Flash====
~Allow **Flash** applications to be run usually for a web browser. A typical examples include video streaming and games.

~Install using either package, or GetFlash tool:

**Package option**
~Via [[software]] package:
~~[[ download]] the //.tar.gz// file
~~decompress it to extract its content: %%tar xfv install_flash_player*.tar.gz%%
~~replace any existing file at ///usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
~~re-start the Web browser

**""GetFlash"" tool option**
~See [[GetFlash]] page. This tool downloads and install Flash.


==Linux support==
~-**Adobe Flash Player 11.2** will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux. However, the [[Pepper Flash|]] plugin for [[Chromium]] allows later version to be used with that browser.

==Flash version==
~-[[ verify installed version]] (requires javascript enabled)

~for full functionality ensure that the Web browser's JavaScript setting is enabled:
~~[[SeaMonkey]]: ## Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Scripts & Plug-ins > Enable ""JavaScript"" for Browser##
~~[[Opera]]: ## Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > Enable ""JavaScript""##
~~[[Firefox]]: ## Edit > Preferences > Content > Enable ""JavaScript""##
~%%ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
==Also on the Wiki==
~[[Chromium]] - allows later version of Flash than 11.2 on Puppy Linux
~[[FlashExtractor]] - view and manipulate Flash files
~[[Gnash]] - Alternative Flash Player

==Related Webpages==
~[[ About Adobe Flash]]
~[[ GetFlash app thread]] - installs flash
~[[ pet (for older hardware) thread]]
~[[ lwn]]
~[[ Flash player (secunia)]]
~[[ Phoronix news]]
~[[ Adobe abandons Linux (Zdnet)]]

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