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How to Install Flash Player on Ubuntu

Solution:

Flash is no longer being developed for Linux, and the newest versions are only available built-in to Chrome. If you use the Chromium browser, you can extract the Flash plugin from Chrome and use it. If you use Firefox, you’ll need to change to a different browser if you want the latest versions. If you use Chrome, as long as your browser is up to date, you’re good to go.

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1  Open the Ubuntu Software Center. You can start it from the Ubuntu task bar.
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2  Click the Edit menu and select Software Sources.
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3  Click the “Ubuntu Software” tab.

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4  Check the “Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)” box.Click “Close”.
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5  Wait for the Software Center to update sources. This may take a few minutes.
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6  Search for “Pepper Flash Player”. Download the browser plugin.

The package name will be “pepperflashplugin-nonfree”, but it is a free plugin.

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7  Open the Terminal. You can start it from the task bar, or press Ctrl+Alt+T

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8  Type .sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree and press  Enter.

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9  Wait for the installation to complete. This may take a few moments. Once the installation is complete, your computer’s name will appear again. Type exit and press  Enter to close the terminal.
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10  Restart your browser. Flash is now installed for Chromium.
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Updated on March 21, 2018

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