This is Melissa- I’m on my Mint Dell inspiron mini and I have no flash! I can’t log into my usual account as it is saved on my chromebook and the charger died for it. I am going crazy having no access to you tube or being able to use audacious to play oggs and mp3s. The firefox I had on here made me update it but now there is no flash,


karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ Code: Select all
Code:: command not found
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: karij-Inspiron-1011 Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 1011 version: A06
Mobo: Dell model: CN0Y53 version: A06 Bios: Dell version: A06 date: 07/29/2009
CPU: Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192.25
Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac:
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac:
Drives: HDD Total Size: 168.1GB (17.6% used) 1: /dev/sda SAMSUNG_SSD_UM41 8.0GB
2: USB /dev/sdc OneTouch_III 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 6.5G used: 4.6G (75%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.17GB (16%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 139 Uptime: 4:58 Memory: 481.2/992.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

What’s the output from:

dpkg -l | grep flash


karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep flash
rc adobe-flashplugin 1:20170411.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin
rc flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii mint-flashplugin 2016.12.14 Metapackage for Adobe Flash plugin
ii mint-flashplugin-10.2 Adobe Flash plugin 10.2
ii mint-flashplugin-24 Adobe Flash plugin 24
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Thanks Mark- see the output results above. I will be taking this netbook to the computer shop when I can afford it. I was told on a Mint forum that this netbook probably can’t have the RAM added to, but we shall see…

I can’t afford a new SSD foir it for awhile- would a new HD make a difference? It must have had one when it was new ( got this second hand) as it says 160GB hard drive on a sticker by the mouse panel.

Does running:

sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk

then closing ALL web browser instances, and reopening Firefox result in working flash ?

No, it just endlessly buffers! I wish I hadn’t updated the firefox I had on here, but when prompted I thought it might make the netbook faster- well it has only there is now no working flash.


sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-flashplugin-24 mint-flashplugin-10.2 mint-flashplugin

then restart firefox

Any difference ?

Nope, sad to say. Still buffering. They told me on the Mint forum my version of Mint is too old to be updated, but to get it back to the old firefox I couldn’t understand the instructions.

In Firefox go to

Is there a section similar to this:-

[b]Shockwave Flash[/b]
Path: /usr/lib/browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash/
State: Enabled
Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0</blockquote>

If so, what does it say ?

Flash Player Plugin on Linux and older (click-to-play) has been blocked for your protection.

Why was it blocked?
Old versions of the Flash Player plugin have known vulnerabilities. All users are strongly recommended to check for updates on Adobe’s Flash page.
Who is affected?
What does this mean?

The problematic add-on or plugin will be automatically disabled and no longer usable.
When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons, plugins, or other third-party software that seriously compromises Firefox security, stability, or performance and meets certain criteria, the software may be blocked from general use. For more information, please read this support article.

Blocked on Aug 25, 2017. View block request.

In Firefox, go to

Then select the “Plugins” tab on the left.

Now next to “Shockwave Flash” choose “Always Enabled” from the drop menu.


I already did that many times last night and it says to update it then takes me to that page I posted which says it can’t be updated.


sudo updatedb

now what’s the output from:

dpkg -l | grep firefox


locate libflash

Is there not another flash or browser that would work with my old version of Mint that is easily installed? I will get Peppermint 8 put on here at the computer shop when I can.

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo updatedb
[sudo] password for karij:
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep firefox
ii firefox 52.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
ii firefox-gnome-support 22.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla - GNOME support
ii firefox-locale-en 52.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 English language pack for Firefox
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ locate libflash
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

No… there’s no 32bit chrome any more, and chromium(or any other browser) will use the same flashplayer … so if you wanna solve this you’re gonna have to answer my questions I’m afraid.

Can you post the output from:

dpkg -l | grep adobe-flashplugin


cat /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/manifest.json | grep version

arij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ kg -l | grep adobe-flashplugin
kg: command not found
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ cat /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/manifest.json | grep version
cat: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/manifest.json: No such file or directory
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Huh yeah, found that out last night Mark when I tried to load Chromium! I remembered from a post a few months ago on here you mentioned that Chromium has its own built in flash.