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I have used version 188.8.131.52 with Opera 9.25 for 3 months without problems.
(May be time to update, newest is ver. 184.108.40.206)
One of the ways to make it work:
Copy or link 'libflashplayer.so' to /usr/lib/opera/plugins http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
I found the directory. How would I go about linking the files in the terminal? When I tried to copy and paste from desktop to the plugins folder it would not let me (assuming something to do with root?)
I have a similar problem. Flash doesn't work in Opera 9.27 (it didn't in previous versions too). The main problem is, that I have the libflashplayer.so in the /usr/lib/opera/plugins folder (actually I have a simlink of /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflasplayer.so there), and in the plugins viewer it is listed (the /opera/plugins and /flashplugin-nonfree too), but still Opera doesn't play flash videos. The flash video's size appears as a gray box, but thats all. A gray box, but no movie or sound.
What can be the problem? I have the same problem in Windows.
Well, alexAR55 hasn't replied to the last post, so maybe it is now working for him, and he was so happy he did not bother to say so, or perhaps he has given up. We will never know until he posts a follow-up.
Opera and flash seem to be having trouble: Check your favourite search engine: There are many complaints.
I have the same problem in Windows.
What "same problem" ? If it is that flash doesn't work with opera then maybe choose a better/different browser (that does work with flash), or do without flash.
Or maybe dig out the source code and help to resolve the problem - many people might thank you for your contribution
Well, geez thanks for the "constructive" suggestion, tredegar. I did everything you said before I put that post of mine in this thread, but still didn't work. That's why I asked what I asked.
That particular "same problem" means what it means. I have the SAME problem in windows too. Flash behaves exactly the same way like in Linux. That better browser you're talking about (I guess firefox) is not better at all, it's only different as you said. It's slower than Opera, less secure (can't handle cookies as good as opera, need lots of extensions to make it comparable to Opera, etc...), and it has all the features FF has, and even more.
As you suggested, I will live without flash. I just downloaded a flash blocker script for Opera, so flash animations won't even load from now on, just an icon will appear to inform me that there supposed to a be a flash of some kind.
If really need flash, I will launch FF for that small amount of time as I did before.
What you must understand, that I wrote this post of mine, because I hoped and still hope, that someone will give me a usable answer. As you can see I'm not an LQ noob, and I'm quite familiar with the non-written rules. I posted here because I didn't find anything usable in my "favorite search engine".
About the source code: I'm not a programmer and I don't have the time to become one, so that solution won't work.
But thanks anyway...
Well, I'm happy to announce, that flash finally works in opera 9.2x. The solution came from my brother. All I needed to do, is to delete entirely the latest libflashplayer.so, and copy an older flashplayer, namely version 220.127.116.11. With this opera handles flash animations correctly.