Installing flash player in fedora is quite easy. You only need to fire up the terminal and run few commands.
sudo yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo yum -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
And now install it:
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
sudo yum -y install flash-plugin
And that’s it.
Using Firefox and having high CPU usage, some time even 100%?. Not exactly may be 100% but can say more than normal usage range like 30% to 100% range. I was having the same problem. Let me clear this what system i have: openSUSE 12.1 64bit KDE4.7.4 and installed flash player from YaST from non-oss repo. While having this high CPU usage with fan noise(running at high speed) while surfing flash sites or watching videos was a little hard for me to digest. So let’s start what i did which worked for me, i will also mention here that it’s not necessary that it will work for you or others, but give it a try.
1st thing 1st, if you are also using YaST package for flash, just simply uninstall it from software management(YaST > software management) including all the traces it have there(related to flash like flash-player-kde4, pullin-flash-player).
Now download flash player from these sites(download from one site).
Choose your system(32 or 64), and download the file with .tar.gz extension. RPM based package is also available, but this post is about manual install, so proceed with the tar file and after download extract it(any where you want. can use tar command or just use Ark,fileroller etc). Now open terminal and become root by su – , cd to the extracted directory e.g: cd /Backup/Applications/openSUSE/Flash_Player/.
Now make sure that you have this file inside Flash_Player directory libflashplayer.so.
Now run this command(this command is for 64bit machines and package, just remove 64 from lib64 for 32bit, [or check /usr folder for 32bit]):
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/
There are some other files like icons and kde stuff, but not necessary to copy that, if you still want then copy it to its respective directories using cp command(dir structure is already given like usr folder have sub folders).
Open your favorite browser now and see the difference(check addons in FF whether its enabled or not, also consider logout and login in case not working).
In worst case, if still high usage and want to go back to your previous settings, just run this command while in root session in terminal:
That will remove the flash player, now go to YaST > software management and install it again from there.
Now my cpu usage for flash sites is less than 10% which means it worked for me and hope it works for you too. (top command can show you the usage)
And that’s almost it.