1:54 - Friday, 25 April 2014

Problems With Adobe Flash Plugin In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

#Topics: adobe 12 plugin problems,ubuntu 12 04 flash problem,ubuntu 12 04 adobe flashplayer plugins install,problème flash ubuntu 12,lts 12 04 flash firefox

Though the Software center is showing that “Adobe Flash Plugin” is installed in my computer, which is a Compaq Presario c700 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, yet some websites like www.youtube.com is prompting me to download Adobe Flash Plugin to view online streaming.

PS: I have the latest version of Adobe Flash Plugin

I ran into the same issue. dpkg showed that flashplugin-installer was already installed but no flash in Firefox. I resolved it by running

sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer

After encountering a problem with adobe flash player not being clickable on cam chat sites I became very aggravated..and it takes that for me to fix stuff I guess.

Remove Flash player plugin from within firefox [is what I use]

sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get autoremove then,

use terminal to re-install flash plugin:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

After doing the exact above actions the adobe flash player problem was solved.

I had the same issue before, on another computer, and after trying countless different ways to fix it (including completely removing and installing flashplugin-installer, adobe-flashplugin, the version from adobe’s website, pepper flash, etc…), I finally fixed it by using an older version of flash.

I basically went here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html, then I downloaded 11.1 (no real reason why, it’s just because I didn’t want to try each version, so I decided that it would be better to have a version too old, than to have to download test each one).

I installed flashplugin-installer again, then I extracted the archive, went to fp_11.1.102.63_archive -> 11_1r102_63_32bit (change 32bit to 64bit if your system is 64-bit), extracted flashplayer11_1r102_63_linux.i386.tar.gz (replace i386 to x86_64 if you system is 64-bit), and then copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/.

After I had restarted chromium, everything worked fine! This should work for firefox too.