Ubuntu – Flashplayer 11.1 on Ubuntu 12.04


I am new to Ubuntu and I've visited pretty much every webpage that exists on the internet about how to install canonical Flashplayers. Ubuntu 12.04 comes with Adobe Flashplayer 11.2 but that is not the most recent version and Adobe no longer supports Ubuntu apparently. I have no idea how to install Flashplayer 11.1 via Terminal. I was able to find a site with canonicals (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree) but I have no clue where to go from there, though I've tried for approx. 4 hours to figure it out on my own. I am hoping someone could take me step by step through the exact code. For example, "download, then install file" is not specific enough since I am completely new to this. Please help!

Best Answer

If you want the latest version of flash installed, you will have to install Chrome at https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Flash for Linux will be the latest version in Chrome only at the moment.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-linux-12-xx-13-xx/ has instructions on how to install Chrome once you download it.

Chrome and Flash will show up in the update manager when a new version come out. Therefore, once you install Chrome, you can install the latest version of Chrome and Flash easily.

Once you install Chrome, you can remove flash through the Ubuntu Software Manager since Chrome has Flash built-in.