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  • All chromium-based browsers support pepperflash, which includes both Opera and Vivaldi - Konqueror (the KDE browser) is not actually chromium-based and so I'm not sure if it uses pepperflash or not. (In principle, khtml is the progenitor of both Safari and Chromium, but I'm not sure how much has been backported to Konqueror.)

    And I've approved one of your posts - when a post gets held don't bother trying to repost as that'll be held too; that one I deleted.

  • Good morning, sgunhouse and jayaguru-shishya. This thread is getting more interesting by the day!

    jayaguru-shishya, I'm now beginning to think that you may have actually installed Flash three times. I'm certain that you've installed Flash correctly once, but this installation is possibly being interfered with by either one or two other unnecessary installations of Flash.

    So, for starters, why do I know that you have installed Flash correctly once?

    I know this because your output from the command you ran says this:

    "pepperflashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version."

    This is good news, and exactly what we want to see!

    However, from you have posted, we know that you have also installed an Adobe command and possibly a PPA for Flash too. These other installation may or may not be interfering with you current correct installation of Flash.

    So, let's begin at the beginning:

    Let's update, upgrade, remove and clean everything we can before we begin this process:

    If you want, you can copy and paste these commands into the terminal.

    Let's update first.


    sudo apt-get update

    Now, let's upgrade. Put in a Y, and then hit ENTER, if the terminal asks you to.


    sudo apt-get upgrade

    Now, let's autoremove those unnecessay KDE packages:


    sudo apt-get autoremove

    Now, let's clean out whatever other bits and pieces you have installed.


    sudo apt-get autoclean

    Now, let's go into Ubuntu's Dash (hit the Windows Key or the Dash icon tab in your side panel in Unity) and type the words Software Sources or Software and Updates. You'll see it. It's called one or the other. Click onto Software Sources, or Software and Updates, and open it. And. now, when inside this window, click onto Other Software.

    jayaguru-shishya,do you see any PPA there in the list that says Pepperflash? If your answer is YES, then put a check next to that PPA and then click onto REMOVE. We want to get rid of the darn thing. If your answer is NO, and there's no PPA with Pepperflash, this is a good thing. But, first get back to me with your report. We're not done with this correction yet, jayaguru-shishya, but we're starting to make progress with it!


  • Thanks, perknh! I've ran the commands in the terminal now. And yeah, I have the following items in the list: trusty main trusty main (Source Code)

    The latter appeared in the list FOUR TIMES !!! I am slowly starting to realize that running all the possible command lines that can be found from different websites isn't the way to go (I tried to follow instructions from multiple websites). Here's a photo of how it looks like:

  • I should thank you, jayaguru-shishya. You're giving me a workout I haven't had in a while!

    Okay, let's get rid of that Skunk Flash PPA. You don't need it, and you don't want it. I can promise you that.

    First let's install a tool to purge unwanted PPAs:

    Run (You can copy and paste this into your terminal.):

    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

    And now that we have the tool to purge this PPA, let's remove and purge that Skunk* Flash PPA once and for all --knock on wood!

    Run: (You can copy and paste this into your terminal.)

    sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/pepper-flash/ppa

    Say, yes, or put a Y in the terminal if we're lucky enough to remove this old PPA on the first shot.

    Get back to me on this. I want that PPA out of there.


    *jayaguru-shishya, I have a feeling this PPA is not called Skunk for nothing, but we'll see what happens.

    (Skunks, generally, unless provoked, are very gentle creatures. Unfortunately people who are called skunks usually aren't nearly as gentle and kind as the creatures they are named after --which is why I'm somewhat concerned about this PPA. We have to get rid of it, and I want all packages and dependencies associated with it gone too. We're not only trying to remove it. We want to purge it completely out of your distribution too.)

  • Hi there, perknh! I wonder if I did it right:

    1. I first removed the aforementioned PPA's from the "Software & Updates -> Other Software" list. It seems this step can be reverted though if necessary.

    2. Next, I ran in the terminal the command lines that you gave me above. After the "sudo ppa-purge ppa:skung/pepper-flash/ppa", I get the following:

      xxxxxs~$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/pepper-flash/ppa
      Updating packages lists
      PPA to be removed: skunk/pepper-flash ppa
      Warning: Could not find package list for PPA: skunk/pepper-flash ppa

    Down with the skunks! Hoorah!

  • Hi jayaguru-shishya,

    I was afraid it might give us a fight. We now have to play with the command:

    Now try:

    sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/ppa

    That may do the trick for us. Copy and paste this command, jayaguru-shishya. Skunk is with k and not a g. It's a Native American word.


  • Hi there! I executed the command in the terminal, but the problem seems to persist. This is what I get:

    xxxxxs:~$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/ppa
    [sudo] password for xxxxxs: 
    Updating packages lists
    PPA to be removed: skunk ppa
    Warning:  Could not find package list for PPA: skunk ppa


  • Alright, it is fighting us. Let's remove these Skunk PPAs first --one by one. Go back to Software & Updates. Click on one Skunk PPA at a time and remove each Skunk PPA one by one.

    Remember we have a copy of them now, so we know what we're going to try to purge after after we remove them.

  • Greetings, perknh. Actually, I already did as I reported two posts ago. 😮 Unfortunately, I can no longer revert the removal since my Linux Ubuntu just freezed, and I had to boot my laptop...

    So indeed, removed they are! 😛

  • Great, jayaguru-shishya, it sounds as if they are both removed and purged. But, for the heck of it, run:

    sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/ppa

    one more time.

    Let's read what it says. And, if it's gone, the next thing we want to do is remove and purge Adobe Flash.

    To do this I need to know what command you used to install Adobe Flash --but not Pepperflash --that's the good guy! What command did you use to install Adobe Flash?

    Was it

    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

    by any chance?



    I need to get supper ready, jayaguru-shishya, but we're getting there!


    Unity is famous for being a stick in the mud, but that PPA certainly wasn't doing you any good. Skunk Flash, can you imagine?!!!

  • Sure, take your time! 😃 It's soon midnight here in Finland too 😛

    I ran the "sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/ppa" command line one more time. The feedback remains unaltered:

    xxxxxs:~$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/ppa
    [sudo] password for xxxxxs: 
    Updating packages lists
    PPA to be removed: skunk ppa
    Warning:  Could not find package list for PPA: skunk ppa

    And yeah, with 95% level of confidence, "sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin" it was. I think it was the first set of instructions I followed, found here: (it says 32-bit system, although I am running a 64-bit one). Cheers!

  • Thank you, jayaguru-shishya.

    I'll grab a bite while we do this. But if you need to hit the sack, by all means do so. This can wait until tomorrow. There's no emergency here.

    What we'll need to do is reverse the command:

    We'll try:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin

    Let's see if that gets rid of Adobe Flashplugin so that you only have Pepperflash on your system. I'm assuming that you and I both are Chromium/Chrome/Opera enthusiasts --and not so much for Firefox. Our focus, of course, is Pepperflash here.

    But, I'm curious if that command will rid you of adobe-flashplugin.

    Then I'd update, autoremove, autoclean, and logout or reboot, just to see if we've gotten rid of any conflicting programs which might have been interfering with your Pepperflash installation.

    That's the plan, jayaguru-shishya. And, if you need to get some rest, please do so.


  • First, open dash and search for Software & Updates. Then Check main, universe, restricted and multiverse (if they already aren't). Then, to to the "Other Software" tab, and check "Canonical Partners". Then click close, and reload (in the window that pops up).
    When you've done this, open a terminal and run this command:
    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
    Then restart Opera.

    Yes. adobe-flashplugin package contain NPAPI and PPAPI flash.
    The simplest solution is usually the correct one 🙂

  • @jayaguru-shishya @perknh Can you please at least try the adobe-flashplugin package?

    Software & Updates > "Other Software" > check "Canonical Partners" > Close > Click "reload" in the pop-up window.


    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
  • Thank you, adasiko and gustavwiz,


    I was thinking about this last night. We're working with Chromium-based browsers here and not with Firefox. Are you, by chance, using Firefox. Pepperflash is Chromium-based solution. And, I'm quite certain that flashplugin-installer (flashplayer for Firefox) is the way to go for Firefox.


    The problem many people, not only jayaguru-shishya, are having right now with Chromium's pepperflash plugin is a problem which affects Opera for Linux too. The problem has to do with Pepperflash's signature. Also, we're talking about Linux here. Abobe Flash may be working fine for Firefox in Windows --I don't know. I've been away from Windows for a long time now, and I rarely use Firefox because I prefer Opera --followed by Chromium and Chrome.

    Below is a long and recent thread about Pepperflash which is followed by a discussion, within the thread, about Firefox. This is informative, and will help anyone using Ubuntu or an Ubuntu-based distribution whose having an issue with Pepperflash right now.

    Right now we're trying to clear some Flash issues for jayaguru-shishya. It's a process, and it takes a little time. Our goal is to get his current Pepperflash installation updated to where it should be, without conflicting software. He's almost there now. He doesn't need a Skunk Pepper-Flash PPA, and he doesn't need adobe-flashplugin directly when Google has created a solution using Pepperflash. Doing any of these things again are going to mess him up again with his Chromium and Opera installations in Ubuntu.

    If you're really interested in this topic, please read this thread from Peppermint:,3351.0.html

    And please read this thread from Debian:

    And please read these posts from our moderator, sgunhouse. I corrected any misspellings that I could see. We're both trying to help this fellow who is new to Linux.

    May 3

    "I don't run Ubuntu, I can't comment on that stuff. I just know that pepperflash is the one you need. In Opera you can go tp opera:plugins to see which plugins it sees, but in the latest versions even if it sees the NPAPI plugin it won't actually use it. Not certain if that's only the unstable versions or the stable as well."

    and from yesterday, May 4:

    "All chromium-based browsers support pepperflash, which includes both Opera and Vivaldi - Konqueror (the KDE browser) is not actually chromium-based and so I'm not sure if it uses pepperflash or not. (In principle, khtml is the progenitor of both Safari and Chromium, but I'm not sure how much has been backported to Konqueror.)

    And I've approved one of your posts - when a post gets held don't bother trying to repost as that'll be held too; that one I deleted."

  • Nothing work. Somebody gіve me please step by step tutorial how to make to work flashplayer in opera on debian 8. Thanks.

  • Hi there @perknh! I ran the "sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin" comman in the terminal, and this it what it gives:

    xxxxxs:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge adobe-flashplugin
    [sudo] password for xxxxxs: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED: adobe-flash-properties-gtk* adobe-flashplugin*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 38,6 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
    (Reading database ... 188010 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing adobe-flash-properties-gtk (1:20160407.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ...
    Removing adobe-flashplugin (1:20160407.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ...
    Purging configuration files for adobe-flashplugin (1:20160407.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...

    @adasiko and @gustavwiz, exactly. If you see the Adobe Flash'es website (, they state the following:

    NOTE: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.


  • @perknh: No, what I'm trying to say is that adobe-flashplugin seems to contain pepperflash (the PPAPI verison of flash). That's why you should try to install it.

    Edit: Now I've tested in on another machine, and it worked.

  • What version does it report.

  • Hi jayaguru-shishya. sgunhouse, asked a good question to gustavwiz. But it's a great question for you too. What version of Adobe Flash Player do you now have now in your Chromium browser and Opera browser after you run the command


    in Chromium's and Opera's omnibox (or search bars)?

    This is the version I have in Chromium:

    Adobe Flash Player - Version:
    Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0

    And, this is the version what I have in Opera-stable:

    Adobe Flash Player
    Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0

    See, they're the same!

    With a little luck, jayaguru-shishya. you're going to have the same versions that I have now --crossed fingers, and knock on wood!



    Hi gustavwiz,

    All Flash comes from Adobe. Google has an agreement with Adobe and has created its own version of Flash for Chromium-based browsers. Really, Pepperflash IS Adobe Flash that has been modified for Chromium-based browsers --Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi, etc. That's why we're using this command for Pepperflash for ourselves, but, you're right, it is all Adobe Flash.

    What version do you have, gustavwiz?


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