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Linux Ubuntu 15.04 Flash problem

  • I have been using Opera for some time now with no problems and this morning my Opera updated to version 35. and now flash no longer works. Is there an easy way to update the flash plug-in? A deb. file would be nice.


  • sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
  • Hello thetrainer,

    Of course now, as you probably know, Ubuntu's Vivid Vervet 15.04 has reached end of life --so there will be no more support for it from Ubuntu. But, thetrainer, Ubuntu 15.04 was still supported the date of your question, so it is good question as to what was going on with Adobe Flash in your particular case.

    Perhaps this command will help you, however. I certainly don't see how it can hurt. Realize, running this command may take a couple of minutes.

    sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

    Then, you can check its status with this command:

    sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status

    Here's an example of the results of may computer's Adobe status check:

    Flash Player version installed on this system :
    Flash Player version available on upstream site:

    I have both Google Chrome Stable and Opera Stable installed on my computer.

    Hope this helps,



    Here's another thread within Opera related to this topic:

  • Thank you for the replies. I put Ubuntu 15.04 by mistake I actually have 15.10. As for the solutions I already have Pepperflash installed, but it stopped working when Opera updated to version 35. I also had Adobe flash installed which did not work at first, but after running install adobe-flashplugin from terminal it started working. I too have Google Chrome install and Chromium. When I could not get it working I downloaded the developer version of Opera and it worked fine. Again, thank you kindly.


  • It is possible to install other versions with update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree command.
    If you list the contents of the script you will find options to install unverified, beta and unstable versions.
    I think i tried unverified versions, but now I am back to stable I think. I am not sure because the status request is a bit, bah:
    sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status
    Flash Player version installed on this system :
    Flash Player version available on upstream site:

    But at least it is possible to try
    sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install --beta (or --unstable/unverified)