Installing the flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64

Quite a mission, but I learned the hard way to always go back to the Ubuntu Forums.

I’m running one of the first AMD64 processors which, I leaned, complicated matters.

Let me document this installation process of the flash plugin on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 as I follow it.

  1. remove previous versions of flash like so
  2. install the flash plugin as described here
  3. if you have a older 64-bit cpu like me (like a Xeon or AMD64) do this
  4. Visit Adobe Flash’s test site to see if you were successful

The process above also gets flash working on Google Chrome.

Thank you to the community on the Ubuntu Forums.