Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Enabling flash in Fedora 18.

This is going to be a very terse post because of how critical it is. Flash is essential to the life of any computer user that is heavily media-centric, and not having it around could cause problems for Fedora's prolonged installation. Unfortunately, the clucks at Fedora thought that shipping a broken GPG checking system was acceptable, so this can be a lot harder than it has to be. These steps and commands will allow you to install Flash (and any other software) in Fedora 18.

The steps

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck'
sudo yum install flash-plugin
This is by far the easiest way to 
go about the installation. What those
 two commands do is enabled a third-party
 repository named rpmfusion, and then install
 a package from there called flash-plugin that
 will integrate with Firefox.

1 comment:

  1. getting this error message. Any advice?

    # yum install flash-plugin
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found :
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from Dropbox: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found :