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Old 06-01-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Can Anyone Get Flash to Work in Chrome 5.0.375.55?


I've been using Chrome for Linux for a long while now. In the "beta" version 4.x, I could just create a folder called /opt/google/chrome/plugins, copy in there, and invoke chrome with the "--enable-plugins" command line switch, and Flash worked. Now, with the new 5.x version, that does not work. Nor does Flash show up in the "about:plugins" page, although all other plugins do.

Some reading on the new release says that it has an "internal" Flash player, which can be enabled with the "--enable-internal-flash" switch, but that doesn't seem to work for me.

Can anyone else get Flash working on the new version with the "internal" Flash player?

I am, of course, using the 64-bit version of everything on Slackware64-current.

EDIT: So . . . after further investigation, it appears that there is no internal flash player in the 64-bit Linux version. This makes sense, because the 64-bit plugin from Adobe is still considered an "alpha." Even still, shouldn't it work the old way?

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried 32-bit version? You may be able to run it with ndispluginwrapper.
Old 06-07-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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I'm with you. Flash gives me nothing but grief. If my browser crashes or has issues, whether it be Firefox, Opera, or Chrome, flash is almost 100% responsible. I hate flash and I'm with Steve Jobs on this. He's right. Flash is junk.

I'm using the latest version of Flash with the 64 bit slackbuild from It is working for me but I have no sound with it. Meanwhile, everything else has sound. If I try to adjust the sound. Flash promptly locks up and whatever browser was running ends up having to be killed.

Seriously, I crave the day when flash is completely gone and we don't have to screw with it anymore. God I hate Flash.


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