How to - Install Google Chrome browser with Flash plugin on Ubuntu 9.10 w/video

Update 04-05-10 - Since Last week, Google Chrome Browser now comes with Flash built-in (although you may have to add --enable-plugins to the command in the Chrome startup shortcut). Please disregard the instructions below, and get the new version Chrome instead, at http://www.google.com/chrome

How to install Google Chrome browser with Flash plugin support on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) GNU/Linux




1. Import the GPG key for the chromium-daily PPA repository:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

2. Edit your sources.list file to add the chromium-daily PPA repository:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following these lines below the last line in /etc/apt/sources.list , save then close:
#Chromium Web Browser
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

3. Update your source repository listing to include the latest change:
sudo apt-get update

4. Install the chromium browser
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

5. Install the flashplugin-nonfree package. Note: This provides it for Firefox as well
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Note: if you want to add the flashplugin plus other restricted formats capabilities, e.g., mp3:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

6. Make a symbolic link to the libflashplayer.so in the chromium-browser plugins folder
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/

7. To use the flashplugin in Chrome, you will need to use the command below to start it
chromium-browser --enable-plugins %U

8.(optional) Modify your Chromium Web Browser start button in Applications>Internet
Right-click > "Edit Menus" on the "Applications" menu in upper-left, then click "Internet", click to highlight the "Chromium Web Browser" button, then click Properties, then change the "Command" field to "chromium-browser --enable-plugins %U" (no quotes). Then click Close until you exit the Edit Menus dialog.

9.(optional) Add the newly modified "Chromium Web Browser" button to your panel
Click Applications>Internet>then right-click "Chromium Web Browser">click "Add this launcher to panel"

video made with gtk-recordMyDesktop - find it in the Ubuntu Software Center

Cheers!
Shannon VanWagner
02-28-2010

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