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Old 04-04-2007, 07:23 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:
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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:

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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:
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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

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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, 07:51 PM   #2
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Problem solved! Please lock the thread.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 07:24 AM   #3
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Hi there,

I'm witnessing the same issues with my Opera browser, it's missing Flash Player..

How did you manage to fix this? I'm running on Ubuntu 16.04.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 08:13 AM   #4
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Hi there,

I'm witnessing the same issues with my Opera browser, it's missing Flash Player..

How did you manage to fix this? I'm running on Ubuntu 16.04.
You do realise that this thread is almost 10 years old! The solutions given then are pretty unlikely to be relevant today and the poster no longer here.

Please open your own new thread if you're experiencing problems. Remember to include all relevant info, including your distro (and version), and version of Opera.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 01:05 PM   #5
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Wow, thank you Mr. Hostile for giving such constructive Feedback.

No, I didn't saw the year of the post, as I wasn't looking for that, but for a solution to my issue.

Found the solution anyway on a Russian blog post. I won't come looking here for answers.
 
Old 02-03-2017, 01:11 PM   #6
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@hyrdruga Your reply was informative on the situation, to the point, and had a solution. It doesn't read as anything but professional to me.

@dminca Wish the best to you in your search for answers. But it might be helpful to you to understand the difference between helpful and hostile. Helpful is when someone points out an error on your part ("This thread is 10 years old"), an explanation of why its an error ("solutions given then are pretty unlikely to be relevant today and the poster no longer here"), and a solution to help you avoid the error and ask a helpful question ("Please open your own new thread if you're experiencing problems. Remember to include all relevant info, including your distro (and version), and version of Opera.")

This is not hostile at all.

Last edited by szboardstretcher; 02-03-2017 at 01:12 PM.
 
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:18 PM   #7
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Ok. Sorry about exaggerating a little there, but that didn't seem constructive to be honest.
Giving me advice on how to create a post and what to put in it? Ok I knew that before, I'm not that dumb. (not offense to anyone here)

Example of constructive feedback: to phrase things in terms of questions. This is a good form of feedback if you aren't sure what the correct course of action is and you want to spark a discussion.

Anyway. Thank you.

PS: also, you may close the post, since he resolved it. That's why I replied primarily, I didn't saw a lock on it :P

Last edited by dminca; 02-03-2017 at 01:20 PM.
 
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