Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Installing 64-bit Adobe Flash player in Ubuntu Lucid 10.4 on Chrome

This blog link talks about installing the 64-bit Adobe Flash player on Ubuntu v9.04.  But what about v10.04?

First, you need to install the chromium-browser:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Then you need to download the Adobe flash player:

You then need to copy the inside the .tar.gz file and copy it into the /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins dir.
tar xvfpz 
cp /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/

The final step is that you need to modify the Chrome to launch with the --enable-plugins

chromium-browser --enable-plugins %U

Footnote: I was not able to use the Ubuntu flashplugin-installer .so file package on Ubuntu Lucid v10.4 with Chrome. These instructions (above) worked for me.

You must shutdown all Chrome instances before restarting the browser. If the plugin is correctly installed, you should see something like the following:
Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
MIME types: 
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash 
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player 
Footntoe: I copied into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins instead of /usr/lib/chromium/plugins. Chrome seems to be able to load the Mozilla plugins correctly, and starting up Firefox will allow you to also use the same plug-in.

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