I am actually using Lubuntu, and I can't install the Abobe Flash Player Plugin with Chromium. When I download it on the Adobe Flash Player website, Lubuntu ask me (in French, sorry, I live in France) : "Chromium doit lancer une application externe pour gérer les liens de type apt:. Le lien demandé est apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-parter. L'application suivante va être lancée si vous acceptée cetet requête : xdg-open Si vous n'êtes pas à l'origine de cette requête, il s'agit probablement d'une attaque contre votre système. Si vous n'avez pas lancé cette requête de manière intentionnelle, cliquez sur Ne rien faire." Then I click on "Lancer l'application" ("Open the application") and Chromium only open a new page without nothing written (except "Google"). The problem is I can't watch videos on Internet without that plugin. Thank you for your help.

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You may have some trouble with Flash Player in Ubuntu - Adobe stopped support for Linux about a year ago. There are several solutions for Chromium, such as using Popper Flash Player, or using Pipelight in wine. I resorted to using Chrome from Google, as it has a built-in flash player.



  • Thank you, but when I tried to install google Chrome or pepper flash player, the same message appeared... And Chromium only opened a new page. I think I can't install any packages... That's weird because I have installed Skype before, also using Lubuntu and Chromium, once again. Should I install an another Linux distribution ?
    – user299004
    Jun 30, 2014 at 16:00
  • I think I may have seen the same message long ago when I installed Crhome, but I ignored it and went on to view videos Jun 30, 2014 at 16:14
  • I finally installed Chrome, but the deb version :) And I can watch videos ! Thanks
    – user299004
    Jun 30, 2014 at 16:38
  • Glad to hear it worked for you! Thanks for the feedback. Jun 30, 2014 at 16:39

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