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soa 08-13-2008 06:08 PM

installing 32bit opera after installed 64bit opera

So after i have found out that 64bit linux (i have debian etch) does not support 64bit opera flash/java..and (+other good) stuff i googled and googled and found nothing. respectively found that i should install 32bit opera where everything will work just fine.

So i have removed 64bit opera with apt-get remove opera(i have installed it usually with apt-get install opera), which looked like it has been removed (of course not the home .opera folder with settings)

so after that i have found nice guide on how to install 32 bit app with usage of 32bit libs. well followed that downloaded i386 deb package of opera_9.51.2061.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb. well everything went fine, i could run opera just fine. But when i go to help>about it says in browser identification: Opera/9.51 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) so that clearly looks that i still have 64bit. Well in spite of that i have tried to install flash plugin (because i thought that it would be something from the old settings folder..). so i have copied to .opera/plugin/ (not .opera folder is the same from old installation) like in instructions. but flash does not work :(

so now i dont know if i have still the 64bit version or what(could it be because of that .opera settings folder??)...pleease help, i like opera more over ff where i have installed flash successfuly.

thanks in advance, i am not very experienced user so i migth have overlooked something

jlinkels 08-13-2008 06:51 PM

When you installed this package with dpkg you should have had an error complaining that the architecture isn't correct.

This can be overcome by first installing ia32-libs and ia32-gtk-libs. The you should install your the i386 version with an architecture override:

dpkg -i --force-architecture  opera_9.51.2061.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb
The bad news is that while this is the correct way for installing 32-bits apps, I was not able to install Opera like this. I received some other error message.

I too am fed up with the Flash problems in Opera. Since Flash is not specifically written for Opera, and the Opera developers blame Flash for the problems they have I don't expect a solution anywhere soon.

The way I have got Opera64 to work with Flash is described in this thread .

Unfortunately from one day to the next Flash broke. I can sometimes watch videos, but after that Opera starts eating up 100% processor resources. Like described here.


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