Ubuntu: Chromium 34 and later cannot detect flash plugin


I've deleted ~/.macromedia and ~/.adobe contents and after a restart chromium can't detect flash plugin. It works just fine in Firefox

I have only "Chromoting Viewer" on chrome://plugins/

chromium-browser 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2  adobe-flashplugin  

I have profile-sync-daemon active (tried stopping it, of course) and broken PolicyKit as in NetworkManager broken after upgrade to Kubuntu Saucy

Does the detection depend on PolicyKit? What else can I do?


Chromium 34 in the main repos have started using Aura (early), which does not include support for NPAPI (this is a planned phaseout of NPAPI in Chromium). Therefore, you need to use Pepper Flash to be able to use Flash.

Installing Flash

Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and newer

If you have Trusty, you can just run sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree.

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) and newer

If you don't have Trusty, you can use this PPA to install Pepper Flash for any supported Ubuntu version above Precise. Run the following commands to add the PPA and install Pepper Flash:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:skunk/pepper-flash  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install pepflashplugin-installer  

Note that you need to configure Chromium to use Pepper Flash. To do this, open /etc/chromium-browser/default and add the following line to the end of the file on a new line:

. /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/pepflashplayer.sh  

Close all windows and re-open.

Updating Pepper Flash (on Trusty)

You can run sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status to see what version of Pepper Flash you have installed. If there is a newer version available, you can just run sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install.


I don't know for sure but I found here that Adobe Flash Player support had ended for Chromium from April 2014. I think it is better if you use Firefox Or you could use the Google Chrome rather than Chromium.


Chromium dropped support for NPAPI plugins, in favor of their PPAPI. One of them is "Adobe Flash Player" which from April onwards won't work in any version of Chrome/ium. Chrome has the advantage that includes the PepperFlash plugin which is PPAPI so maybe you should use that, or use Firefox in the meanwhile.


Ubuntu 14.04

 sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree  

worked for me.


If nothing works ...

Download Google chrome .deb file from google ,it includes adobe flash player in it .



I have in ~/.profile a setting:

export CHROME_USER_FLAGS="--disk-cache-size=50000000 --media-cache-size=25000000"  

that messed up the /etc/chromium-browser/default settings removing that line solved the flash player issue

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