Opera update 33.0.1990.43 killed flash

  • I am using Ubuntu 15. I already have pepperflash installed. It worked great until Opera updated yesterday. Now nothing with flash will work. Opera's site says download adobe flash and put it in /usr/lib/opera/plugins, but there is no Opera folder in /usr/lib. I installed with the install button on Opera's site. How do I get flash working again on Ubuntu?

  • Hi @cty68955, if you use the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, you have to run

    update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install
    

    to update it.

    Alternatively, use package adobe-flashplugin from the Canonical Partners repository (you might have to enable this repository in Ubuntu first, it's not enabled by default).

  • Hi @cty68955, if you use the pepperflashplugin-nonfree package, you have to run
    update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

    to update it.
    Alternatively, use package adobe-flashplugin from the Canonical Partners repository (you might have to enable this repository in Ubuntu first, it's not enabled by default).

    Does this mean that one has to run the update everytime there is an update to Opera ? If so that would be unacceptable.
    I have Chrome installed as well.

  • On my laptops I don't have the pepperflash plugin installed and the flash player is updated in Opera. In all instances I also have Chrome installed. I have now removed the pepperflash plugin from my desktop to see what happens when Opera gets updated again.

  • Does this mean that one has to run the update everytime there is an update to Opera ?

    No. What happened here is that Opera blacklists versions of Flash that have a known security issue. So because Flash was already installed but not updated (because of the weird way pepperflashplugin-nonfree works), and Opera put the version that was installed on a blacklist because it had known security issues, Flash stopped working. After updating Flash it worked again (because now the installed version was not on the blacklist).

    If you're on Ubuntu, use adobe-flashplugin from Canonical Partners instead, it gets updated regularly and doesn't require you to run any other commands.

  • Understood. Thanks avi.

  • I'm using opensuse tumbleweed, and I still have a problem with flash plugin. I have created directory:
    /usr/lib64/opera/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    but I cannot change the directory of flash plugin. I choosed settings > website > Manage individual plug-ins > show details, and what I can see is that flash plugin directory is fixed: usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
    How can I change it to /usr/lib64/opera/plugins/libflashplayer.so ?

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