I can't install flash. I used the script from the website but get the follwing error message. How do I do this?

Installing Flash for Midori
Press Enter to continue, or abort by pressing CTRL+C
--2015-12-23 11:56:04--  https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
Resolving fpdownload.adobe.com (fpdownload.adobe.com)...
Connecting to fpdownload.adobe.com (fpdownload.adobe.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2015-12-23 11:56:04 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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I appears that Adobe have released a minor update that broke the link. The script on howtoelementaryos.org has been repaired, but it should be noted that it was written for Luna, and may not function correctly, if at all, on Freya distributions. You should also know that howtoelementaryos.org is not an official elementary OS site.

  • Then how do I install flash if that doesn't work?0
    – user3548
    Dec 23, 2015 at 19:58
  • You probably shouldn't. Even Adobe are diminishing Flash, and have basically stopped developing it. From here on in it's just security fixes. YouTube and Netflix can both run without Flash.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Dec 24, 2015 at 21:09

I modified the script on howtoelementaryos.org otherwise it would not work with Midori 0.5.11 on elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (64-bit) :

I inserted these two lines at the very beginning of the script :

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 &&

sudo apt-get update &&

clear &&


fi &&

I inserted this line just before the last line of the script :

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper &&

nspluginwrapper -a -v -n -i

I hope that my steps are correct and that my comment may help other users.

  • As far as I can tell, the script the correct nspluginwrapper depending on your architecture. You need to install nspluginwrapper:i386, specifying the architecture, to install the 32 bit version on a 64 bit machine
    – Lewis Goddard
    Dec 28, 2015 at 11:26

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