I use Opera, I have the latest version, and I just installed flash, it says to go to the Plugins menu and click 'Enable', however there is no Flash plugin on the PLugins menu. I found some answers relating to Windows saying to use a command line switch, such as here: http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15193364#Comment_15193364, but I don't how to do this in Ubuntu.

I'm on the latest Ubuntu, 64-bit. Not sure what other details are needed.

Any help is appreciated.


Opera & Pepper flash

Opera Forums: http://forums.opera.com/discussion/1850996/pepper-flash-on-linux/p1

ruario December 2014

If you use Ubuntu or Debian install the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package.

Ubuntu package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=pepperflashplugin-nonfree&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

More can be found:

  • It just download google chrome and uses that browser's plugin. Just installing chrome also works – Anwar Jun 8 '16 at 17:50

In Opera v 37 flash was not working until I installed the following two packages: adobe-flashplugin 1:20160512.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 AND adobe-flash-properties-kde 1:20160512.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

OS: Kubuntu 14.04 with Opera-stable v 37.0.2178.43

Nothing else worked. No pepper, no official adobe flash from the adobe website copying to all possible places nor creating new folders in /usr/lib/opera/plugins nor .... but finally with these two files it works.


First you should check if flash player is properly installed:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status

In new Opera the most appropriate way to flash player work is using PPAPI flash player interface supported by default in multiverse repository in Ubuntu, not adobe-flashplugin, full description how to do that is here.

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