Backtrack Linux is an Operating System frequently used by hackers. Some very important hacking tools on Backtrack require Flash player to run example Nessus. Flash player usually works correctly over 32 bit Linux, but there are lot of issues surrounding the installation of Flash player on 64 bit. We know that all processors support the 64 bit operating system because of the simple efficient processing, higher ram support, and long ALUs.
Today I am going to teach you how to install Flash Player v11.x.x on Backtrack Linux 5r3 or any 64 bit Linux GNOME. 64 bit versions of software are still not perfect; despite workig perfectly on PC or laptop machines, it requires all processors and motherboard buses to support 64 bit and since technology is still too expensive, only high end laptops support it. No laptop manufacturer or assembling company provides assurance that the 64 bit Operating Systems will run perfectly without software glitches. So for better performance, it’s still advised that we install 32 bit versions of all such conflicting softwares, for example Flashplayer and Shockwave player.
Now let’s learn how to install Flash player on Backtrack Linux 5r3.
aptitude purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper*flash*so
rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
killall -9 /opt/firefox/firefox-bin
tar xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
mv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/