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Old 03-05-2003, 01:23 PM   #1
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flash in opera

Flash on mozilla i have installed with no problems and with opera i have some problems...

When i try to install flash player 6 on opera 6.11 --->

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/opera

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

i have tryed other directory but still the same WARNING........

Might you had same problem ?

Maybe this info will be useful:

|-- 6.11-20021129.1
| `-- opera
|-- 6.11-20021129.2
| `-- opera
`-- plugins
|-- ->
|-- ->
|-- ->
|-- operamotifwrapper
`-- operaplugincleaner

|-- Beanstalk.Standard
|-- acpo
| |-- acpo1.bin
| |-- acpo2.bin
| `-- acpo3.bin
|-- adprefs.ini
|-- button.dat
|-- cache4
| |-- ..............
|-- contacts.adr
|-- contacts.adr.bak
|-- cookies4.dat
|-- download.dat
|-- global.dat
|-- jswarn.dir
|-- opcert6.dat
|-- opera.dir
|-- opera.reg
|-- opera6.adr
|-- opera6.adr.bak
|-- opera6.ini
|-- oprand.dat
|-- opssl6.dat
|-- urlwarn.dir
`-- vlink4.dat

Last edited by pixelV; 03-05-2003 at 01:29 PM.
Old 03-05-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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Running stuff like web browsers as root is not generally a good idea

I believe the flash plugin will work okay if you just put a link to in your opera/plugins directory. Look at your mozilla plugins directory for info... usually there is just a symbolic link to the real plugin, so you may just need to run:

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/opera/plugins/

I haven't actually tried this for Opera, but it has worked for me for other browsers.
Old 03-06-2003, 03:02 AM   #3
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I run Opera and just checked my plugins. My Flash plugin is linked to the following:


So, I think that wapcaplet's suggestion is right on the money.
Old 03-07-2003, 03:36 PM   #4
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Well, i want everything be so easy as you said, but still don't want to show me button "enter". Hei !!! I know some important thing. I can see flash 5 with netscape plugin. Maybe you ( Opera user ) can't see button "enter" on too ?

I don't know why installing flash 6 make some problems
WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.
Old 03-07-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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When I get home tonight I'll try to go there and see. BTW, I've got Flash 5 not 6 so I don't know how much of a difference this is going to make for you. Are you 100% sure that the "enter" button is flash?
Old 03-07-2003, 09:43 PM   #6
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You Know there is a very good help file on how to install plug-ins on the Opera support page... It explains it well!


Opera/help/contents/first time usage

Last edited by tied2; 03-07-2003 at 09:49 PM.
Old 03-18-2003, 02:37 PM   #7
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Do a search on this site for "Flash Opera" and this link will be in the list
it even has the links needed for the flash plugin to work properly under Opera


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