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In Firefox and Chrome (both latest stable, Ubuntu 11.04), flash is unavailable. I've uninstalled and reinstalled flashplugin-installer several times. I've tried creating a plugins folder in /opt/google/chrome and symlinking and in that folder. Going to about:plugins in Chrome shows me that the flash plugin is indeed installed and enabled, but nevertheless neither Chrome nor Firefox actually handle the flash.

I've looked through some questions here and none of those solutions seemed to help. Does anybody have any ideas?


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I'm running 64bit. – John P Bloch Jul 7 '11 at 1:36

What version of Ubuntu are your running 32bit or 64bit? If you are running 64bit I may have a solution for you.

sudo apt-get --purge remove flashplugin-installer
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

Then close all browsers, then rerun. Gives you 64bit for your 64bit OS.

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Nope, no difference. – John P Bloch Jul 7 '11 at 11:26
The installation instructions for 64-bit flash are outdated, please follow – Lekensteyn Oct 27 '11 at 9:46

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