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How to Enable Flash in Google Chrome for Fedora 11 I686

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So you’ve installed the latest development builds of Chromium for Fedora Linux. The only thing lacking is that youtube is not loading. If not, what are you waiting for? Refer to one of my previous posts.

First make sure you install the Adobe yum repository.

As root:-

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Then install the flash plugin.

yum install flash-plugin.i386

The flash plugin will be installed in /usr/lib/flash- plugin/libflashplayer.so

Chrome plugins are supposed to be located in /usr/lib/chromium- browser/plugins. So lets create a symbolic link, so that whenever your Adobe flash plugin is updated, your Chrome automatically gets the latest version.

n -sv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Now start your Chrome browser from the command line, with the --enable- plugins switch. This will enable the flash plugin.

Here’s a screenshot of me watching a video from youtube on chrome:- [caption id=”attachment_241” align=”aligncenter” width=”300” caption=”Flash Player in Google Chrome for Linux”]Flash Player in Google Chrome for
Linux[/caption]

Say goodbye to geek productivity once this is done :D