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As we still need flash player to view some websites, here’s how to install Pepper Flash or Adobe Flash in Ubuntu 19.04 for Firefox or Opera web browser.

Install Pepper Flash in Ubuntu:

Google maintained Pepper Flash is available in Google Chrome browser by default.

For Firefox or Opera users, you can install the plugin without installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu via following steps.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app laucher.

2. When terminal opens, run command to install the Pepper Flash:

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

3. Then install the plugin adapter to make it work in Firefox or Opera:

sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

Finally restart your web browser and enjoy!

Install Adobe Flash in Ubuntu:

For choice, you can install Adobe Flash plugin from Canonical partners repository.

1. Open application menu, search for and launch Software & Updates. Then navigate to Other Software tab, and enable ‘Canonical Partners’ repository.

2. Refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

3. And finally install the flash plugin:

sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

That’s it. Enjoy!

New Pepper Flash Installer for Chromium, Firefox

Last updated: November 6, 2016

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For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and based systems, a backport of pepperflashplugin-nonfree with direct download from Adobe website instead of using Chrome RPM is available to make installing Pepper Flash Player easy again in Chromium based browsers.

Since Google removed the latest PPAPI bundle from Chrome web browser, the Pepper Flash Installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree, available in official Ubuntu repositories does no longer work.

Although you can manually download the plugin, an updated version of the installer offered by J Fernyhough makes it easier to install the latest PPAPI by downloading it automatically from Adobe website.

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To install the new pepperflashplugin-nofree:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/pepperflashplugin-nonfree

2. Then update and install the new installer:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package directly from PPA page.

When a new flash release is out, just one command to install the updates:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

3. The PPA also contains, browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash, an adapter to make pepper flash work for Firefox based browsers, install it via:

sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash

Uninstall:

To remove the installer, simply run command:

sudo apt remove pepperflashplugin-nonfree browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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The Pepper Flash Player installer, pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, does not work any more for Chromium based browsers since Google Chrome 54 removed the latest PPAPI bundle.

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There’s now a new Pepper flash installer available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, that installs PPAPI directly from adobe website.

For those who want to install the latest PPAPI Flash Player (so far it’s 23.0.0.185), you can download the source tarball from Adobe website and install it manually.

1. Go to link below:

Download Adobe Flash (PPAPI)

Check your OS type from System Settings -> Details, then select in download page:

  • Linux (64-bit) or Linux (32-bit)
  • FP 23.0 PPAPI

Download PPAPI

2. Extract the downloaded .tar.gz package, and navigate to the result folder.

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3. pepperflashplugin-nonfree is still required to work as a wrapper. Install it if you don’t have it via command (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

4. Now move the libpepflashplayer.so file from downloaded folder to /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree directory.

You can do this via command:

sudo mv ~/Downloads/flash_player_ppapi_* var jetpackLazyImagesL10n = {"loading_warning":"Images are still loading. Please cancel your print and try again."};