Ubuntu – Chromium 34 and later cannot detect flash plugin


I've deleted ~/.macromedia and ~/.adobe contents and after a restart chromium can't detect flash plugin. It works just fine in Firefox

I have only "Chromoting Viewer" on chrome://plugins/

chromium-browser 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2

I have profile-sync-daemon active (tried stopping it, of course) and broken PolicyKit as in NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy

Does the detection depend on PolicyKit? What else can I do?

Best Answer

  • Chromium 34 in the main repos have started using Aura (early), which does not include support for NPAPI (this is a planned phaseout of NPAPI in Chromium). Therefore, you need to use Pepper Flash to be able to use Flash.

    Installing Flash

    Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and newer

    If you have Trusty, you can just run sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree.

    Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) and newer

    If you don't have Trusty, you can use this PPA to install Pepper Flash for any supported Ubuntu version above Precise. Run the following commands to add the PPA and install Pepper Flash:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer

    Note that you need to configure Chromium to use Pepper Flash. To do this, open /etc/chromium-browser/default and add the following line to the end of the file on a new line:

    . /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh

    Close all windows and re-open.

    Updating Pepper Flash (on Trusty)

    You can run sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status to see what version of Pepper Flash you have installed. If there is a newer version available, you can just run sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install.

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