I understand that the Linux builds of Chromium are still very alpha, but I'd like to enable the flash capabilities.

How do I get flash working in Chromium?

2 Answers 2


First of all, copy the flash plugin.

$ sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

Then start Chromium like this.

$ chromium-browser --enable-plugins

This answer is outdated; you no longer need to do this to get flash running in Chromium.

  • 1
    If you don't have a plugins directory under your chrome directory, making one seems to work. Aug 3, 2009 at 19:31
  • There is no need for this painful hack in Debian: unix.stackexchange.com/q/7942... or at least not anymore.
    – tshepang
    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:56
  • Yes, Chromium isn't as "unstable" and as much of an development version as it is for normal usage at this stage.
    – Thor
    Mar 10, 2011 at 11:21

Chrome supports flash (and plugins generally) in recent builds. It was featured on lifehacker not so long ago with links to repositories.

They are experiencing some technical diffuculties, the site is slow and more down than up. I am happy that I managed to copy the url from the search results.

  • OP was using Chromium, not Chrome.
    – tshepang
    Feb 24, 2011 at 6:29

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