Enable The Flash Plugin For Chromium In Ubuntu

July 20, 2010 by
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how install the Chromium web browser in Ubuntu. Today I'm going to show you how to easily enable the Adobe Flash plugin for use in Chromium.

You've probably already installed the Flash plugin for Mozilla Firefox, but if not, install it from the command line with:  

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Now, all you need to do is create a symbolic link from the Flash plugin installation to the Chromium plugins folder. To do that, enter the following command in a terminal window.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/

That's it. Just close Chromium and restart it and Flash should now be working for you.

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10 Responses to “Enable The Flash Plugin For Chromium In Ubuntu”

  1. chris says:

    it does works from the first stroke. thanks a lot for helpful esential info.

  2. harry krishna says:

    same symptoms as tom. i have also removed/installed chromium/chrome/firefox, all with varying degrees of fail.

    seems like the version on adobe site is the one to have, but how do you get it in place?

  3. tom says:

    Didn't work. Said it is already installed and for the second command file exists. But Youtube says missing plug in.

  4. Alexander says:

    thx man

  5. subhojit says:


  6. Toby says:

    Thanks a lot for this. I had tried a handful of other methods without success but this one worked first time.

  7. Derek says:

    wow thanks!!! the original post totally worked for me!

    supposedly Chromium is supposed to auto update the flash player every time it updates, but mine would never update and say i had an out of date version and had to click the banner at the top to use it.

    this has been annoying me for a few days now, thanks for the insight

  8. Codfather says:

    Or you could just nab the version that comes with Google-chrome dev version - libgcflashplayer.so - and copy it to /usr/lib/chromium-browser

    You can also grab the inbuilt pdf reader code as well, libpdf.so

    Make sure you enable the pdf reader in about:plugins, it works really well and is worth the effort.

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