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Thread: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

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    HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    This simple script will add the flash plugin to Chrome.

    Please make sure that google chrome is updated as only the newer versions support plugins.

    Simple script for default configuration:
    This assumes that flash is installed in /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ and google chrome in /opt/google/chrome/
    1) Install flash:
    If you haven't already done so, then download and install flash from the adobe website.
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    2) Run the script:
    Code:
    cd /opt/google/chrome/; sudo mkdir plugins; cd plugins; sudo ln -s /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
    3) Edit the launchers:
    Click on System > Prefernces > Main Menu
    Then select Internet > Google Chrome
    Select edit and change the launcher to
    Code:
    /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-plugins %U
    If you have any other launchers on the panel or desktop, right click on them and select properties and then do the same.

    Not so simple way: via gui
    You need to find the flash plugin folder, if you can't find the /usr/lib/flash-plugin/ then you may also find it in the firfox/plugins folder. Now you need to make a folder in your chrome directory called plugins. Either copy into or make a link to "libflashplayer.so" in that folder.

    After this do step 2 of the simple method.

    I did this and youtube works for me, haven't tested anything else yet.
    Last edited by MadnessRed; October 12th, 2009 at 10:27 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    For me running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Toshiba satellite laptop, I still received errors with the flash plugin and Chrome would sometimes lock up.

    I just came across a posting for the chromium browser that solved my problem with a slight adjustment for chrome. The following is what worked for me:
    • sudo mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins
    • sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so /opt/google/chrome/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    I have this problem, when I download and open the .deb file, it says:"Error: Wrong architecture 'i386'" What should I do?

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    This works great. Thank you so much

    -Yos

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by MadnessRed View Post
    This simple script will add the flash plugin to Chrome.
    I don't get why this tutorial is necessary. I just installed the Ubuntu .deb from the Adobe website and double-clicked it. That Flash plugin worked for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. I didn't have to do anything else special to get it to work in Chrome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vihosa View Post
    I have this problem, when I download and open the .deb file, it says:"Error: Wrong architecture 'i386'" What should I do?
    It's probably the wrong architecture. Can you paste this command into the terminal and paste the output back here?
    Code:
    uname -m

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    Thanks!!!! I didn't have sound with YouTube, now I do.

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash in Google Chrome

    Aysiu - I have the same problem as Vihosa - Chrome isn't installing and is giving ab i386. When I pasted the text into the Terminal, I get this output:

    x86_64


    I'm a complete newbie, so I have no idea what this means.

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