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Created: 29.10.2017 14:20 Last Modified: 29.10.2017 14:24 Views: 8179
Keywords: adobe, artful, browser, firefox, flash, mozilla, player, ubuntu

Installing Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 17.10

Back in the days Adobe Flash used to be very popular technology. Although, Adobe plans to end support for it by 2020, there are still a lot of web sites relying on this outdated technology. In October 2017 the new version of the popular GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu with codename artful was released. This is the first version that comes with GNOME shell on Wayland.

After updating my Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 I had issues with Adobe Flash player in Mozilla Firefox 56.0 (64-bit). I had to executed the following commands in a terminal to solve the issue:

sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash pepperflashplugin-nonfree
sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

Execute the following command to verify the installation and check flash version:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status

For example, here is the status on my machine after the successful installation:

leon@leon-ThinkPad-T460s:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 17.10
Release:	17.10
Codename:	artful
leon@leon-ThinkPad-T460s:~$ sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status
Flash Player version installed on this system  :
Flash Player version available on upstream site:

Please note that you must restart the web browser before the new installation of Adobe Flash will take effect.

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