Adobe flash player no work on Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits
dnightmare2 last edited by
Hi Guys, i have this problem, Adobe flash no is working in this browser I installed pepperflashplugin but this no work sorry my english n-n see down some [attachment=2735]v3.png[/attachment] [attachment=2736]v4.png[/attachment] pics, Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/75017/v3.png[/img],[img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/75017/v4.png[/img]
1. Does the plugin show up in chrome:plugins
2. Is the plugin activated
3. Does information at https://www.adobe.com/de/software/flash/about/ shows something about plugin
if not try to update the flash plugin in Terminal with:
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree –install
The plugin works fine for me.
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS x64
Linux ubuntu 3.13.0-79-generic #123-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 19 14:27:58 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Pepper Flash 18.104.22.1686
Vivaldi 1.0.403.17 64bit
Do you really have a 32bit Linux architecture?
FoxyBurner last edited by
PLEASE, forgive my French here and there … :blush:
Hi, There it is
My Humble Step by step using a Terminal for Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) works for others Ubuntu Trusty based Linux Distros as some Linux Mint flavors but not all.
A kind of a Tutorial that may work for other Chromium based web Browsers as well. AIMING to USE PEPPER FLASH PLUGIN in Linux
as a replacement of the not any more maintained Legacy Adobe flash player plugin for Linux but security fixes (Adobe-Flash-plugin 11.x.x)
This post might contains mistakes, misspelling, typos and others mismatches
EVERY COMMAND LINE EXECUTED IS THE SOLELY RESPONSIBILITY of the ONE PRESSING the RETURN KEY .
I have a HIGH-STANDARD on Security and TRUSTFULNESS so every time I suggest you to run a command in a terminal I also suggest you to read the Unix Manual Page of that Command.
STILL I have spent time to write a believed helpful post for I myself got troubles to use a decent Flash plugin with Chromium and some based browser on it. I must admit that wasn't the case with Vivaldi about PepperFlash however I have no idea how often the plugin is updated, if ever. That should not be the case with the PepperFlash-nonfree plugin from the Ubuntu trusty multiverse repository.
! Step by step (ALL REQUIRED to act like root super-user or Sudo)
#OVERVIEW" section " What We Will do "
1. installing the Multiverse Ubuntu Trusty Repository where the "pepperflashplugin-nonfree" Debian Package is. This aim to add the 3 repositories in '/etc/apt/sources.list' I use ftp protocol rather http for it is A LOT FASTER within Ubuntu web domain ― this is a tip.
We will we use the "add-apt-repository" terminal command line
1.1 trusty multiverse (ftp)
1.2 trusty-update multiverse (ftp)
1.3 trusty-security multiverse (ftp)
! TIP: you can do it within 'synaptic' as well under setting then hit the tab 'other software' then tap the 'add' button at bottom top then do the all the steps 1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3 describe in the "TO DO" section after this "OVERVIEW" section.
! 2. Installing from the Ubuntu Official repositories the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package
2.1 will we use the 'apt-get' terminal command line.
! TIP: you can do it within 'synaptic' as well.
! pre3. Close-down Vivaldi . (use another web-browser to read this if needed)
3. Then You have to let the AWESOME Vivaldi Browser to know that it have to use pepperflashplugin-nonfree instead of the legacy adobe flash no more maintained for Linux platform since 2012 by adobe, but security update.
This will required to create a Software 'apps launcher' or 'desktop launcher' depends.. So I will describe to Edit the '/usr/share/applications/vivaldi-beta.desktop' file as root.
! TIP: you can do it with a simple text editor as root. (like leafpad, mousepad, pluma, KWrite, pico, nano, vim, or so…)
! 4. Checking the version of flash OFFLINE with a command line (what PepperFlash library EXACT version is installed on your system)
4.1.1 Checking on Vivaldi About page
4.1.2 Checking on Vivaldi Pluggin page
4.2.1 Checking Online duckduckgo Secure&privacy search engine
4.2.2 Checking Online abobe.com
4.3 Play a YouTube Video in Flash about Vivaldi…
! 5. Voilà its done !
/ Shall we Start .....
\ Maybe Before the End of the world will be better /
\ __ //
#TO-DO" section " Let's getting our hands got dirty in a X-Terminal … :whistle: "
! 1. ADDING the Trusty Repositories (multiverse) where the "pepperflashplugin-nonfree" Debian Package is. This aim to add the 3 repositories in '/etc/apt/sources.list' I use ftp protocol rather http for it is A LOT FASTER within Ubuntu web domain ― this is a tip.
! The command MANUAL in Terminal or here online: man add-apt-repository (Ubuntu WebSite) as references.
! 1.1 trusty multiverse (fast-ftp)
sudo add-apt-repository --yes deb ftp://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted universe multiverse >! ``` 1.2 trusty-update _multiverse_ (fast-ftp)
sudo add-apt-repository --yes deb ftp://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
1.3 trusty-security multiverse (fast-ftp)
sudo add-apt-repository --yes deb ftp://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse >! ``` **TIP:** _you can do it within '**synaptic**' as well under **setting** then hit the tab '**other software**' then tap the '**add**' button at bottom top then Copy and past the deb URL Linux/distro repository section for each the step **1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3** describes ABOVE._ (synaptic example); APT: deb ftp://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main restricted universe multiverse >! 2\. Installing from the Ubuntu Official repositories the **pepperflashplugin-nonfree** package **TIP:** _you can either do with '**synaptic**'_ >! The command MANUAL in Terminal or here online: [man apt-get](http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/en/man8/apt-get.8.html) (Ubuntu WebSite) as references. >! ``` sudo apt-get --quiet update sudo apt-get --quiet --yes install pepperflashplugin-nonfree sudo apt-get --quiet auto-remove >! ``` >! > autoremove > is used to remove packages that were automatically > installed to satisfy dependencies for **other packages** > and are **now no longer needed.*** > (saving Hard Drive spaces) >! [hide] ~~3\. **Close-down Vivaldi** . _Use another web-browser to read this needed page or print it if you need to._~~[/hide] >! **4\. Checking the flash version OFFLINE** in a Terminal (PepperFlash EXACT library version installed a particular path on your system) >! **4.1 in a terminal run**
sudo strings /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so|grep ^LNX|sed -e "s/^LNX //"|sed -e "s/,/./g"
! > That Code will look into the libpepflashplayer.so Library Binary code for the LNX HardCoded Version number compiled in it, and return it in the terminal as the REAL VERSION of the Pepper Flash at that path.
! Note that often the "/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" is the lastest ppapi pepperflash version available on linux system. still some people dont have it. That why I suggest the use of the Ubuntu PepperFlash-nonfree plugin package. (specially when one remove a chromium based browser)
4.1.0 Checking on Vivaldi Flash page
! go there in Vivaldi Web Browser
look at the third line called "Flash plugin"
@in my system:
! > Flash plugin 22.214.171.1246 /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
! 4.1.1 Checking on Vivaldi About page
! go there in Vivaldi Web Browser
Look at the sixth lines called "Flash"
@in my system:
! > Flash 126.96.36.1996
! 4.1.2 Checking on Vivaldi Plugins page
! go there in Vivaldi Web Browser
look at the frame called "Adobe Flash Player - Version : xx.x.x.xxxx"
Adobe Flash Player - Version : 188.8.131.526 Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0 Desactivate (link) [mean it is ACTIVATED] [x] Always run the plugin (check box) Name: Shockwave Flash Description : Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0 Version : 184.108.40.2066 Location: /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so Type : PPAPI (out-process) Desactivate (link) >! Type MIME application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Description Flash File Extensions .swf application/futuresplash Description FutureSplash Player File Extensions .spl ```**So here be sure of three things** **1.** Having a shockwave-flash version over 20 (in 2016) **2.** Having the plugin ACTIVATED must see a desactivated link otherwise click on activate (link) **3.** Make sure the Always run the plugin check box in that plugin frame is been checked otherwise checked it. [/hide] **4.2.1 Checking Online duckduckgo** _a search engine protecting your privacy at most and Securing your online searches._ >! https://duckduckgo.com/?q=flash%20version&t=vivaldi >! > You're using Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0. >! **4.2.2 Checking Online abobe.com** >! Going there https://www.adobe.com/Fsoftware/flash/about/ You should see the moving adobe cube You should see your real Flash Version in the little frame under Both are /x-shockwave-flash enbeded code, it means if you see no animation or if you are been told to get shockwave-flash pluggin something is REALLY going WRONG on your system… :( [hide] **4.3 Play a YouTube Video in Flash about Vivaldi…** >! https://youtu.be/HQR2Vxz_UVE [/hide] **5\. Voilà its done !** >! IF EVER Vivaldi does use the Legacy Flash Plugin 11 Here some clues; >! >! 6.x.x Then You have to let the AWESOME **Vivaldi Browser** to know that it have to use **pepperflashplugin-nonfree** instead of the legacy adobe flash no more maintained for Linux platform since 2012 by adobe, but security update. >! Start Vivaldi ― telling it to use the PepperFlash Library ― with the Terminal should help you.
! ```If this works for you you may found yourself to create a launch apps shortcut to your Desktop Flavors menu or DockBar as a regular user using the exec command above.
! TIP: Here is a list of availabe Chromium Command Line Switches (arguments passed to the executable binary) that mostly might work with vivaldi as of today with some exception.
! TIP: you can copy and past the file '/usr/share/applications/vivaldi-beta.desktop' to your desktop and editing the "exec=" line with the needed switches as above in the code with a simple text editor. (like leafpad, mousepad, pluma, KWrite, pico, nano, vim, or so…). | You may have to copy it with super-user power to your simple-user space(desktop) as Probably the New-copied file got inherited files-permissions from the original whom is owned by root as it is copied from ./usr/... Then You may have as root (or sudo) to 'chown' & 'chmod' the file copied. to set the ownership and Read-Write-Execution-Stickybyte permission to the local user, mostly you, for that file been copied under root (sudo) permission.
DesertOutlaw last edited by
Found an EZ way to install pepperflash for Vivaldi on Ubuntu 14.04
From the responses I read, looks like its working for most those that try it. Just make certain to shut the browser down before installing. Flash worked fine after restarting Viva.
FYI, had no problem installing flash on Windows7-64-bit, but on both Ubuntu and Windows7, the player needs to be manually started. Therefore, need to learn how to configure Viva for automatic starting. Same player will start automatically using other browsers.