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Quick Fix: Chrome flash player not working on Fedora 25

After enduring Windows 10 for a few months, I decided to dump it and go for a Fedora/Win7 dual boot system.

Unfortunately, after installing Google Chrome to handle flash (via it’s in-built player), I got the typical plugin not loading icon every time I’d try to view a video.

Turns out, SELinux was to blame here. I’m not a huge fan of SELinux, and while it’s so deeply embedded in the system that it’s hard to rid yourself of entirely, fortunately it’s easy enough to disable the SELinux policy itself.

Steps are as follows:

1 – Edit /etc/selinux/config

Editing /etc/selinux/config

I use the nano editor, but feel free to use whatever you’d prefer. You’ll have to prefix it with a sudo unless you’re in as root.

2 – Change SELINUX=enforcing

SELINUX=disabled

You’ll see above that I commented out the original line with a # and added SELINUX=disabled . You can change it to SELINUX=permissive if you’d prefer – constant SELinux warnings in the past have made me pretty bitter towards having it on at all so I just turn the thing right off.

Save and quit, then restart the system. Open Chrome and you should be good to go!