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Old 08-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Opera 9.64 won't play flash


Hello, running Ubuntu 9.04 on my eee pc. Firefox bogs my measly system too much, and Kazehakase tends to lose keyboard interaction if I use it for more than five minutes, so I'm trying Opera. But now I cannot get Flash 10 to work with it. Flash works just fine in the other browsers though.

In Opera's tools->preferences->advanced->content, if I have the plugin path set to /usr/lib/opera/plugins (not the mozilla/plugins option) I get the prompt that I need to install Flash and am given a puzzle piece link to Adobe's site. But if I have the path option for to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins enabled, the place where the flash would be is just a blank spot. On youtube, it's just white like the surrounding area, as though the flash app was just removed completely.

Any hints or anything I can provide more info about?
 
Old 08-09-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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Just put libflashplayer.so inside the plugins directory.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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That didn't change anything.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
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apt-get install adobe-flashplugin ?

I can tell you it works for me in x64 Debian, Opera 9.64, and all I had to do was install flashplugin-nonfree (the Debian name for it).

Hit F12. Are plugins enabled?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #5
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Did you try removing mozilla and then apt-get install adobe-flashplugin?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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1) The correct command for flashplugin, Ubuntu, is

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

2) The plugins directory for Opera usually is :
/usr/lib/opera/plugins/
If no 'libflashplayer.so' there, you can just
link it to that location.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #7
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That didn't change anything.
This may sound obvious, but did you close the browser and reopen it?
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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I did insure that Opera was always closed during installations.

I tried isntalling flashplugin-nonfree, removing and reinstalling adobe-flashplugin, and now I've just removed firefox, opera, and all instances of "flashplugin" via the package manager. I reinstalled opera, then reinstalled the two flash options... and now I have nothing to play flash.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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wait, so it's still not working after the re-installation?
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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See if these help:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/27170

my.opera.com/ubuntunerd1/.../how-to-install-opera-web-browser-in-ubuntu-hardy-plugins

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-880659.html

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/19835
 
Old 08-12-2009, 06:45 PM   #11
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mag1strate: You are correct, all that reinstalling and whatnot didn't help. Thanks for finding these websites. Unfortunately, the first doesn't apply, the second doesn't work (I tried a few additions to get it running but I still get 404'd), the third addresses that the libflashplayer.so file needs to be linked to Opera (it's in both the firefox and opera plugin directories), and the fourth shows how it doesn't work with firefox (which it was working just fine with on my computer).

Once again, my problem is not that flash doesn't work, but that it only doesn't work with Opera. It was fine with Firefox and Kazehakase, with no changes/additions/problems whatsoever (the system came with FF installed. I installed Kazehakse via synaptic and flash never had issues). I've now tried installing every "flashplugin" option synaptic lists, both in synaptic, then via command line after deleting the installation.
 
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Hit F12. Are plugins enabled?

Browse to opera:plugins . What's there for flash?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 01:22 AM   #13
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Sorry my stuff didn't help, I hope you figure out whats going on!
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:28 AM   #14
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Sorry my stuff didn't help, I hope you figure out whats going on!
Thanks for trying though!

I think I have fubar'd something. I just realised that this new installation has no plugins showing up. I've been fiddling with that, til I used a program to open the browser. Then I got an error:
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Opera encountered a problem during plug-in setup.
Plug-ins will not work properly.
Check your installation.

Could not locate plug-in executable 'operapluginwrapper'
This executable is included in the install package.

Searched directory:
(The searched directory is empty.)

I'm gonna fiddle around with reinstalling Opera.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:42 AM   #15
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Okay, apparently a java program I use (the one that pulls up the internet when I need it to) wreaks havoc with operapluginwrapper. So, if I just open Opera normally, plugins are all there.

Quote:
Hit F12. Are plugins enabled?

Browse to opera:plugins . What's there for flash?
Yes, plugins are enabled. Opera:plugins shows the following:
Code:
Plug-ins
Shockwave Flashapplication/futuresplash	spl
application/x-shockwave-flash	swf
/usr/lib/opera/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Shockwave Flashapplication/futuresplash	spl
application/x-shockwave-flash	swf
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so

Shockwave Flashapplication/futuresplash	spl
application/x-shockwave-flash	swf
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
But still no flash.

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