Install Flash player easily on BT 5 R2 by n1tr0g3n.. step by step

Install flash player on Backtrack 5  R2  step by step…

Download the file below and click save to save the tar.gz file like shown in the screen shot

Now type the below inside termianl, make sure you are in the downloads directory first  do an  ls   if needed to make sure.

tar xvfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

The result should look like the screenshot below if it went correctly

Now keep terminal open and type in the command below and press enter

mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins

Last but not least type the command shown below into the same terminal window and press enter

mv -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Thats it, Flash Player should now be installed and working. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helps someone out..

23 comments on “Install Flash player easily on BT 5 R2 by n1tr0g3n.. step by step”

  1. n1tr0g3n_Admin

    Your welcome guys and I found this the easiest way to get flash up and running and the most reliable so I figured I would post it up for people that might be in the same bind I was..

  2. Ewitz

    Hi n1tr0g3n,

    These instructions worked perfectly for me. Thank you very much for providing these fairly easy instructions! I’m running backtrack5 64bit.


  3. Eric

    Hello N1tr0,

    I’m curious if you’ve tried installing Flash 11 for backtrack 5 R2 64bit? I’ve tried performing those same steps with the “.so” file and it works, but websites continue to say that I don’t have the latest version. Do you have any idea what could be wrong?


    • n1tr0g3n_Admin

      It haven’t tried installing the newest version of flash player because it has a bug that will make the people in youtube videos look like aliens, they come out blue looking. So I haven’t tested it yet but if you run into that problem just right click the video and go to settings and uncheck the box that says “Enable Hardware Acceleration” and refresh the browser. Should fix that.

  4. M15T3Rx

    Oh thanks man you make my day perfect. since 3 hours i’m sitting and trying that shit Flashplayer.

    And now it works :)

    thanks a lot

  5. brobagger

    That worked like a charm. Quick and easy. Thank you. I took one look at the process that the backtrack site gives you to install and I was like “there has to be an easier way it’s just flash”…. and there was. Thank again.

  6. Fmantov

    Unfortunately it didn’t worked for me. I have an old PC (but it can run BTr2); following your steps: nothing. Now it didn’t ask me to install Flash but the youtube video space remains empty.

    • n1tr0g3n

      Hey whats up john I’m glad you got flash installed because it can drive some people crazy, I think this is the easiest way to get it installed by far. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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