Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games.
This web page describes how to install the Adobe Flash Player, formerly known as the Macromedia Flash Player, on Debian systems. This page serves as the homepage of the Debian package flashplugin-nonfree.
The newest versions of the Debian package flashplugin-nonfree have this warning in the package description:
WARNING: Installing this Debian package causes the
Adobe Flash Player to be downloaded from www.adobe.com.
The End User License Agreement of the Adobe Flash Player
is available at www.adobe.com.
/etc/apt/sources.list file includes the contrib section ( for more information see sources.list )
Install flashplugin-nonfree (from section contrib):
Any commands with a # at the start means “as root”.
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
# update-flashplugin-nonfree --status # update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
How to Uninstall the Adobe Flash Player, and the flashplugin-nonfree package:
# update-flashplugin-nonfree --uninstall # apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
Konqueror (if Netscape plugins support is present)
Opera >= 9.50 beta 1
… and more.