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Old 09-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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How do I get Flash working in Opera?


I can't get video to work in Opera 9.64 (the update to v 10 seems to be a broken package according to Gdebi, it states:-

Error: Breaks exisiting package 'opera-static' conflict: opera ( ).

The Flash listed in preferences is

What do I need to do? I like Opera but I have to use Firefox because of this problem.

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-20-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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The best way to resolve the broken dependencies is to remove the damaged program and install it again, or in this case: remove Opera 9.6 and install Opera 10. Then be sure you got a video player installed like mplayer or vlc for example. Download the latest version of the flash player at or if you got it in your repositories, it is also possible to install it that way. During the flash player install Opera should not be running. Start Opera and go to a website with flash components on it. Normally the flash should be working, and if not, try a rescan with Opera: Extra>>Preferences [[Advanced]] Content>>Plugins [[Find new...]]. Click Ok and reload the web page [F5]. If flash still doesn't work, you might need to create extra links from other webbrowsers like Mozilla to the Opera directory. First check if the plugin is present in the Opera directory:
ls /usr/lib/opera/plugins
If nothing present, execute the command below to create the link:
ln -T /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/opera/plugins/
Restart Opera and try again. Now it should be working.
Old 09-20-2009, 05:23 AM   #3
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All sorted


Thanks for the help, I just needed to remove 9.64 before downloading 10.0, then I changed the entry in plugins and hey presto, it works! Flash still seems to crash after watching a couple of vids though, but it does that with all browsers.

Thanks again


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