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I can't read my digital newspaper on my pc because it needs Adobe Flash to open it. I am using Elementary Loki with Google Chrome. I have tried several things from several forums which didn't work and they were all for Ubuntu and other distros or for Firefox, also I am a beginner but I have learned several useful commands.

I have tried the following unsuccessfully:

  • Tried finding Canonical Partners in AppCenter, but couldn't find any.
  • Tried to find support for Chrome, only found for Firefox and nothing worked.
  • Tried sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
  • Tried downloading flash.tar.gz and

    cd /tmp
    tar -xvf flash.tar.gz
    if ! [ -d /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ ]; then
      sudo mkdir /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin ;
    else
      echo /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ already exists ;
    fi
    sudo cp -f libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/
    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so 
    

    and got an error:

    cp: cannot stat 'libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory
    

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki (64-bit)
Processor: Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Memory: 3,9 GB
Graphics: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

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Install It using :
~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

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Getting flash to work reliably on new versions of Chrome can be a bit of a pain in Linux. I've had mixed results. But this might get you started:

  1. Make sure you have pepperflash (Chromes flash alternative) installed on your system

    sudo apt install synaptic
    
  2. Within Synaptic search on pepperflash and check the box then install it

  3. Go here for the Google Chrome support with instructions on how to enable flash within Chrome

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    I've installed Synaptic and also pepperflash, even followed all chrome configurations from your link, still when I click on the newspaper link it takes me to adobe page. I really need this to work to prove a point to some friends. They think that GNU/LINUX is still too limited. But I know better, I run pretty much everythin in it, the only glitch has been this Flash Player. I would welcome more ideas, but if you have no further instructions, I would like to say that I really appreciate you support, it meant a lot!!! – Marcelo Jun 13 '17 at 20:48
  • Like I said, flash is really buggy in Chrome. You might want to run Firefox for that. Also have you tried the default browser, Epiphany? – Pretzel Jones Jun 14 '17 at 11:45
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    I use Firefox to read my digital newspaper but the reason why I was using Chrome is that I also have Netflix and it won't run on Firefox. So, I thought that I could get only one browser to do both things, perhaps Firefox, and this would also show my friends that it wasn't that hard to make the transition to GNU/Linux. Nevertheless, this is not a dealbreaker for me. I am happy and grateful with the GNU/Linux. And once again, your help has proven vital and I can't thank you enough! – Marcelo Jun 15 '17 at 10:10
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    I think this might resolve your issue: askubuntu.com/questions/912544/… – Pretzel Jones Jun 15 '17 at 18:28
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    Fantastic!!! It worked just fine, thank you so much!!! – Marcelo Jun 15 '17 at 22:33

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