How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2009-08-25 16:49. :: Ubuntu | Desktop

How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com>
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Last edited 08/24/2009

This tutorial explains how you can install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production systems.

This document comes without warranty of any kind! I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Installing Google Chrome

Open Firefox and visit Scroll down to the Linux section and pick the right .deb package for your architecture (google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb or google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb):

Click on the Accept and download button to accept the Google Chrome Terms of Service and to start the download:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with GDebi Package Installer (default):

A Package Installer window opens. Click on Install Package to start the Google Chrome installation:

Type in your password:

Afterwards Google Chrome is being installed:

Click on Close to leave the Package Installer after installation has finished:

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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2010-07-27 23:33.
follow these instructions and you can't go wrong! superb!
Submitted by Omer (not registered) on Mon, 2010-02-01 01:45.

consider using link (ln) instead of copy (cp)?

 so the command would become:


 ln -sf <path to library><lib> /opt/google/chrome/plugins/<lib>


Submitted by William Kilmartin (not registered) on Fri, 2009-08-28 04:52.

I spent an hour trying to find a simple tutorial to add flash to Google Chromium for Ubuntu.

 Thank you very much for putting this together! It worked perfectly!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Thu, 2009-08-27 17:18.
... are there not enough open source browsers?
Submitted by Tim (not registered) on Thu, 2010-07-01 15:42.

... are there not enough open source browsers?

 There is always room for improvement. Chrome is lightening quick compared to the others.

Submitted by Dan (not registered) on Sun, 2010-07-04 01:20.

I love Crome and Firefox, but for different things.  I love Chrome for its speed, but it has some bugs that cause it to crash or be incompatible with some sites.  I love Firefox because it seems to work better, and I love the plugins and configuration I have set up for SEO and performance work.

The version of Chrome I use has plugins, but Firefox seems more mature.  However, I find Firefox takes longer to start up, and while it seems reasonably quick initially, it seems to need rebooting after running awhile.