Installing "flashplugin-installer"

I normally am a Mint user, but using UM a little now. If it is anything like Mint, I could do in Terminal.
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

I could also use the Ubuntu Software Center right?

Or Install Synaptic Package Manager, and install from there also right?

Any help would be appreciated.


As far as I am aware, it is already installed. See the Software Boutique, below:

Ubuntu has two types of flash plugins flashplugin-installer and adobe-flashplugin. The second one is from canonical partner sources. The first one is available to install from software boutique as steeve mentioned easy peezy.. But it will work only as npapi plugin that is it will work with only firefox. The second one works as npapi as well as ppapi (It is great if you are using 32 bit computer where there is no pepper flash available).
So it is advisable to install the second one.
First enable Canonical partners from software sources list:

Then install the package adobe-flashplugin using synaptic package manager:

Cheers mate if it helped..

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I was pleasantly surprised to see some good feedback today, thanks guys!

I think I will test it out on a Live DVD. What I was wanting is flash player newer than adobe-flashplugin, which is like version 1.20 or something. The flashplugin-installer is at like Version 11.xx something, and is required to do a few things I need. I did learn something new here today so thanks very much!

I know that when I install flashplugin-installer through the Software Manager in Mint, it tells you that adobe-flashplugin will be removed, which is installed by default. I was just wondering if installing flashplugin-installer through the Terminal Command would also tell me if adobe-flashplugin is going to be Uninstalled? Or if I would need to Un-Install it first.

Thanks guys, I’m going to give it a go in a Live Session just to experiment.


adobe-flashplugin (1:20161011.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  • New upstream releases
    • NPAPI:
    • PPAPI:

That is version for pepper (PPAPI) like in Chromium and 11.2xxx for Netscape API like in Firefox.

It is the latest available. “flashplugin-installer” is probably on the way out as Adobe picks up Linux support again.

I think they will be in conflict so just use anyone of your choice…

From my end, as I am also finding the need to do this recently (defaulting to FireFox) is to wget the .tar.gz off and then uncompress it, followed by:

$ cp ~/.mozilla/plugins
$ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Restart Firefox and that’s it!



That's confusing, I understand what is what for the most part, but launchpad is always confusing to me, can you please speak with them for me LOL.

If we have "adobe-flashplugin" installed the we only get (1:20161011.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) for Firefox.

But if we Install "flashplugin-installer" we get this: NPAPI: for Firefox.

Not questioning you, just saying it is a little confusing to someone like me.

Do you guys have a tutorial here(or just a good one somewhere) for getting pepperflash in Chromium? That is my next lesson, to get pepper in chromium and have it update auto if possible.

Here is the "flashplugin-installer"overview.

Thanks guys, I will need to come here more often, Elliot

Can you elaborate DLS, why don't you just install “flashplugin-installer” then it is all done and will update automatically. Or do you just like to do it with the Terminal. I wish I could do it that way haha, well I could if someone showed me exactly how. I get most of what you did there, just never did any wget stuff.

Whoopwhoop, Elliot

Hello Elliot,

Yes you are right, I believe that my method is only good to get the plugin working and not fully maintained automatically by the distribution, which is a negative.

To answer your question out: I have been using several Linux distros and have been getting different results and this is the one that “always” worked with Flash.

Actually, you can scratch that as of yesterday I instead deployed the pepper-flash plugin/package as I’ve read somewhere earlier this week that most would default on it.

Sorry that I cannot provide more technical details, as I am also just starting with MATE.

However what I can advise you to do is pratice wget + terminal using the following method:

  1. Use your favorite web browser to download something, anything (This needs to be a file however, may it be a .pdf, a .jpg or .tar.gz, it doesn’t matter)
  2. Once you have successfully downloaded the file, head in your download manager and single right click on the downloaded file and select “copy download URL” (Or similar).
  3. Press: CTRL+ALT+T as this will bring you a terminal window
  4. Take a “picture” of what’s listed in that directory by invoking: ls -l
  5. Now redownload the same file that you have downloaded from your webbrowser but using wget using the following format: wget URLFROMCLIPBOARDHERE followed by ENTER obviously.

You should see stuff scroll on the screen which is the download being processed.

  1. Once you’re back at the prompt of the terminal (after only a couple of seconds, depending on the filesize and link speed) reissue: ls -l which should then show you the downloaded file.

You can, of course, also open your computer browser (Nautilus?) and double confirm that the file was properly downloaded.

Granted, this is not exciting not super advanced but yet hopefully it will make you more comfortable using wget and the terminal.

While you’re there you can also issue: sudo apt-cache search pepper followed by sudo apt-get install PACKAGENAME (which I will let you figure out :slight_smile: )

Hope this helps,


Thanks DLS I will be looking over your Post carefully when I get time! Got to get the hang of this stuff sooner or later.