How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04) - Page 2

2 Enabling The Flash Plugin

Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

If the Flash plugin is already installed for Firefox, we have to find out where it is located:

sudo updatedb
sudo locate

If it is installed, output should be similar to this one...

falko@falko-desktop:~$ sudo locate
/opt/Adobe AIR/Versions/1.0/Resources/

... which means the Flash plugin is located in /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ If there's no output, this means that the Flash plugin isn't installed - you can then install it as follows:

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer

Now we create a plugins directory for Google Chrome...

sudo mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins

... and copy the Flash plugin to it:

sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ /opt/google/chrome/plugins

Finally we have to tell the Google Chrome launcher that it should look out for plugins. To do this, we right-click on Applications and select Edit Menus:

In the Menu Editor, go to Internet > Google Chrome and click on the Properties button:

In the Launcher Properties window, replace the contents of the Command field with this line...

/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-plugins %U

... and click on Close:

Then leave the Menu Editor.

That's it! We can now launch Google Chrome (Applications > Internet > Google Chrome):

If you start Google Chrome for the first time, you'll see this dialogue. Make your choices and click on Start Google Chrome:

Now go to a web site that has Flash videos (e.g. YouTube), and you should be able to watch them which means that the Flash plugin is working:


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