Adobe Flash Doesn’t Work in Ubuntu Chromium

 

A quick fix for installing Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 12.04’s Chromium application.

 

Sounds like someone did a fresh upgrade or install! That’s fine, you’ll be back on YouTube in 40 seconds with this simple command line fix.

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-downloader flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-downloader flashplugin-installer

You’ll actually need to restart Chromium, unlike how many upgrades you may be familiar with on the platform.

Further Troubleshooting

Although this wasn’t the case for me, it’s possible you have the plugin installed already. To look at your configuration try the following in the Chromium address bar:

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// Shows all configuration -- just an FYI
about:about
// Shows plugins (this is what you want)
about:plugins
// Shows all configuration -- just an FYI
about:about
// Shows plugins (this is what you want)
about:plugins

It’s possible it’s just disabled for whatever reason. Obviously if it doesn’t show up in the list, you need to go back to the install process.

 
 
 
 
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