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Flash > Adobe Flash Player

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 wiki 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.

End User License Agreement of the Adobe Flash Player

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
The End User License Agreement of the Adobe Flash Player
is available at


  1. Ensure your /etc/apt/sources.list file includes the contrib section ( for more information see sources.list )

  2. Install flashplugin-nonfree (from section contrib):

# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


How to update the Adobe Flash Player:

# 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

Supported browsers in Debian

Unsupported browsers

Bug reporting

If you find a problem with flashplugin-nonfree, then you are most welcome to report it in the Debian bug tracking system.

However, we cannot modify the Adobe Flash Player to fix problems in Debian. So if you find a problem with the Adobe Flash Player, then please report it to Adobe.

If you have found a workaround for a problem, then you are welcome to add an entry in the "troubleshooting" section below. (Please here no instructions for alternative ways to install the Adobe Flash Player.)


AssetCacheSize = 50
LocalStorageLimit = 5

See Also

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