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Old 04-04-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
jlconferido
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Installing Flash Player in Opera


I am a newbie and a very confused one at that. Can someone help me how to install flash player in Opera? I have done some things already but I think I need more help to make things work especially in Opera because its my favorite browser. So, I will make this as coherent as I possibly can. So, please give me your precious advice.

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How to install Flash Player in Opera
Since Opera is a 32-bit application and it also works in amd64 system. Installing Flash Player and other 32-bit plugins in Opera is a workaround for amd64 users who are not able to run those applications in other web browsers. Here is the way to install Flash Player for Opera.
Install OpenMitif
Open Opera, click "Tools --> Advanced --> Plugins" to check the default plugin path. Assume it is "/usr/lib/opera/plugins/"
Download the latest flash plugin tarball install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz from http://www.adobe.com
tar -zxvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_9_linux
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins
sudo cp flashplayer.xpt /usr/lib/opera/plugins
If your Opera plugin path is something else, just replace the path in the above commands with your own path.
So, this is what I did:

1. I went to terminal and type su for accessing the root account (this is right, isn't it?).
2. I typed tar -zxfv install_flash_player_9.tar.gz -C /home/mapmaker and this appeared:
Quote:
mapmaker@mapmaker-desktop:~$ su
Password:
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz -C /home/mapmaker
install_flash_player_9_linux/
install_flash_player_9_linux/Readme.txt
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker#
Does this mean that the Flash Player was installed? I see that there is a install_flash_player_9_linux in my /home/mapmaker folder with a lock icon on top.

3. This is the path of plug-ins in Opera: "/usr/lib/opera/plugins/libnpp.so"

4. I type cd install_flash_player_9_linux and this is what happened:

Quote:
mapmaker@mapmaker-desktop:~$ su
Password:
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz -C /home/mapmaker
install_flash_player_9_linux/
install_flash_player_9_linux/Readme.txt
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# cd install_flash_player_9_linux
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux#
4. Then, i typed sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins and this appeared:
Quote:
mapmaker@mapmaker-desktop:~$ su
Password:
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz -C /home/mapmaker
install_flash_player_9_linux/
install_flash_player_9_linux/Readme.txt
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# cd install_flash_player_9_linux
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux# sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux#
5. Then I typed sudo cp flashplayer.xpt /usr/lib/opera/plugins

Quote:
mapmaker@mapmaker-desktop:~$ su
Password:
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz -C /home/mapmaker
install_flash_player_9_linux/
install_flash_player_9_linux/Readme.txt
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_9_linux/libflashplayer.so
install_flash_player_9_linux/flashplayer.xpt
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker# cd install_flash_player_9_linux
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux# sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/opera/plugins
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux# sudo cp flashplayer.xpt /usr/lib/opera/plugins
root@mapmaker-desktop:/home/mapmaker/install_flash_player_9_linux#
But, when I check tools>advanced>plug-ins no flash player! Can someone teach me please? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-04-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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