Install Adobe Flash Player 9 on OpenSolaris 11.2008

Install Adobe Flash Player 9 on OpenSolaris 11.2008

I have just installed the newest version of OpenSolaris on my laptop, and now I’m going through the installation of the ‘be-or-not-to-be’ software, I have noticed that the OS 11 has a nice package manager, but I couldn’t find the flash player on it. Here you have a short and easy instructions on how to install flash player on your best of the best opensolaris box:

1. Go to any page where you expect flash contant (e.g
2. Click the ‘install flash player’, unfortunatelly it’s not that easy (the reason I’m writing this post) but you can download it on you desktop. If this for some reason doesn’t work (I got some security errors, just use wget to get the file – wget already installed 🙂 ).
3. Un-gzip it.
4. change to root on the console (su -)
5. copy the to the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins directory
6. restart the firefox
7. Enjoy flash movies!! 🙂

Good luck!

7 responses on “Install Adobe Flash Player 9 on OpenSolaris 11.2008

  1. Anonymous December 9, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Or go to, and get a certificate to access the Extra Software repository–which has Adobe Flash Player.


    $ pfexec pkg install flash

    or use the Package Manager…

  2. ooblogger December 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    nice one, thanks!

  3. skipjack January 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for the post it helped a solaris newbie alot

  4. Anonymous March 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks, this worked great. One note though, I had to reboot the OS to get Flash to start working, not just Firefox itself.

  5. renjeth March 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

    yeha its working ……..

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