Installing flash plugin on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

Today I’ve updated my linux box to the latest stable KUbuntu release. Everything went smooth except that flash plugin seems missing. YouTube as well as Google streetmap claim Flash plugin 10.x is not available. Adobe website says that the plugin has been integrated into the browser..
The point is I’m not able to see any flash content! So what the heck?
Looks that Chromium doesn’t have flash plugin at all (Maybe Chrome has it!), and flasher-installer package didn’t work during the upgrade.
Then to make it working, I did the following steps:
1) Download the flash plugin from adobe website (Linux 64bit version in my case) http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
2) Uncompress the downloaded tarball: tar xvzf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
3) Move the shared object to the right dir: mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/
4) Restart your chromium

Maybe there are other ways like installing the flash plugin from some ubuntu unofficial repositories.. but I preferred this way.

Enjoy!

One comment on “Installing flash plugin on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

  1. An alternative is:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure flashplugin-installer

    (and just leave the field blank when it asks you for the .tar.gz file path.)

    // Javier

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