Cannot Install Flashplayer plugin
The flash path in your command line isn't set. Have you tried this suggestion? https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-linux/15969-flash-on-linux-yet-another-way-to-fix-this#79972
I use flash beta 24 from adobe web site. No problems with it and was using it in firefox before. Extract to /usr/lib(64)/chromium/PepperFlash/.
Obviously, you may need to create the folder.
You need the 2 main files: libpepflashplayer.so and manifest.json.
I think the path paste the Adobe extracted files to for Vivaldi under a Debian linux distro is "/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/" it may be different for different type of linux,
[Vivaldi search paths for libpepflashplayer.so] /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/ /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/ /usr/lib/PepperFlash/ /usr/lib/chromium/PepperFlash/ /usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/ /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/ /usr/lib/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/ /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/ [Linux distro search paths for libpepflashplayer.so] /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # google /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so # debian/ubuntu /usr/lib/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # arch/slack /usr/lib/chromium/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # openSuse 32-bit /usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # openSuse 64-bit /usr/lib/pepflashplugin-installer/libpepflashplayer.so # ppa:skunk/pepper-flash /usr/lib/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # rosa/mandriva 32-bit /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so # rosa/mandriva 64-bit
Pasting the files in the "/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/" worked great for me but your Linux distro may use a different path and just for your info my distro is SolydX 8 which is based on Debian and the XFCE desktop.
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@luetage That solution is probably becoming obsolete with vivaldi 1.5 as 1) it seems to find the .so file in more locations than before and 2) it no longer checks for the file in the wrapper (but instead in the actual binary?).
If even vivaldi 1.5 can't find the file, then the
--ppapi-flash-pathworkaround still works, but becomes a bit more complicated because you have to add it from scratch instead of just modifying something that's already in the file.
I'm not sure when vivaldi 1.5 will be released as stable (I'm sure there's information out there in the vivaldi blog), but it probably won't take long and by then this problem should fix itself for most users.
Install the Official Adobe Flash package:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu `lsb_release -sc` partner" sudo apt update sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin
If you have Vivaldi older than 1.4.589.41, create a symlink so that it is found:
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/PepperFlash sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libpepflashplayer.so /usr/lib/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
I THINK flash is now properly working.
Adobe Flash Player - Version: 184.108.40.206
Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
Name: Shockwave Flash
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash .swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player .spl
At this time I would like to thank the two experts that were able to actually resolve the issue. They are typical brilliant Russians that have been recruited by US government to help fight cyber crime and finally put an end to the Nigerian spam scam.
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Seriously, thanks to all.