How to get Flash working in Opera 9.20

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Opera is a cross-platform web browser and Internet suite which handles common internet-related tasks including visiting web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting online and displaying Widgets. Opera's lightweight mobile web browser Opera Mini and most current versions of its desktop application are offered free of charge.

Install Opera web Browser in Ubuntu

Download Opera 9.20 from here

Now you should have opera-static_9.20-20070409.1-qt_en_i386.deb package you need to install using the following command

sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i opera-static_9.20-20070409.1-qt_en_i386.deb

Now you need to download lesstif from here and install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture lesstif2_0.93.94-11.4ubuntu3_i386.deb

Now you need to download openmotif from here and install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i --force-all openmotif_2.1.30-5_i386.deb

Now you need to install Flash9 from here

Now you need to extract this file using the following comand

sudo tar xzvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

Now you need to go in to the install_flash_player_9_linux directory

cd install_flash_player_9_linux/

sudo cp /usr/lib/opera/plugins

sudo cp flashplayer.xpt /usr/lib/opera/plugins

Now you need to install following packages

sudo aptitude install ia32-libs ia32-libs-sdl ia32-sun-java5-bin ia32-libs-gtk flashplugin-nonfree sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jre

Now you need to install Get qt3 libs download qt3 libs from here and install this package using the following comamnd

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture libqt3-mt_3.3.8really3.3.7-0ubuntu5_i386.deb

Now you can launch your opera webbrowser and enjoy your news,programs etc

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13 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    you can see why geeks like linux. Dont get me wrong, I like it too but how much hassle to install a plugin?

  2. joebert says:

    I have to agree with Paul, what a pain in the ass.
    Surely there’s an easier way to get Flash Player working for Opera on Ubuntu, somewhere.

  3. admin says:

    try this procedure to install flash for opera

    To install Adobe Flash Player after you installed Opera in Ubuntu,

    sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

    After the install routine is done you need to add the path to plugins options in opera. Alternatively you could link To find where the new binaries are located do

    dpkg -S flashplugin-nonfree

    app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/flashplugin-nonfree.desktop
    flashplugin-nonfree: /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree
    flashplugin-nonfree: /var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree
    flashplugin-nonfree: /usr/share/lintian/overrides/flashplugin-nonfree
    flashplugin-nonfree: /usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree
    flashplugin-nonfree: /usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree/changelog.gz
    flashplugin-nonfree: /usr/share/doc/flashplugin-nonfree/copyright

    Alternatively you could link the lib’s binary to Opera’s plugin directory:

    sudo ln /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/ /usr/lib/opera/plugins/

    you may need to restart opera in order for plugins to actually work.

    In opera’s address field type opera:plugins to see what opera knows about flash

  4. Marko says:

    Im very new to linux, but i feel compelled to write this as ive tried everything else that was on the web and didnt work.

    After weeks of dicking around, writing command lines dealing files types dont wont open in linux Ubuntu.

    This worked for me seconds after i tried it, as follows:

    Goto System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search

    In the search window type flashplugin,

    in the results you should be presenrted with flashplugin-nonfree

    This is the plugin you need to install, once installed it worked straight away with a restart.

    I dont know why or how it worked(as i said im a nOOb) but it did, and im very happy!!!!!


  5. Frank says:

    @ Marko
    Marko dude, You are on a pwnage…
    If you trick work, I’ll try it out when I’m home

  6. kel says:


    Dude you’re a star – I’ve been trying to figure this one out for weeks (another newbie). I installed flashplugin-nonfree and woohoo I got flash !!!! Nice one mate, All seems so simple (now)!

  7. Salvador64 says:

    Yeah, that works, for other browsers (mark) but I came to this damn forum for answers on getting flash to work for OPERA.

    64bit Opera 9.20 is fucking great, but I cant get flash to run on it.

    10 bucks to whomever can tell me how.

  8. Stein says:

    It works for opera too. Running opera 9.52 on ubuntu 8.04.1 i386. All I had to do was just search up the package and install it. (And restarting opera, of course.) It might not work in 64bit, but since I’m pretty fresh with ubuntu myself I have no idea what you should do.

  9. I don’t recall exactly how I installed Flash for Firefox, but it ended up in ~/.mozilla/plugins/. All that was required to get it working in Opera was:

    sudo ln -s ~/.mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/opera/plugins/; fc -s

  10. Kristjan says:

    Install flashplugin-nonfree and latest Opera (download it from opera website) and you have working flash in Opera 9.62. It worked for my ubuntu 8.10 i386.

  11. Jan says:

    Simply download opera 9.6 for ubuntu from the opera website and install. Flas works. So do not use synaptic, wich is installing 9.2 in wich flash does not work. Thank you

  12. acro.mosh says:

    just got flash to work in opera. easily.
    assuming you already have flash installed for firefox.

    adam@adam-laptop:~$ sudo -i

    root@adam-laptop:~# gedit /usr/share/opera/ini/pluginpath.ini

    when in gedit
    change line
    ; Flash

    save and restart opera.
    fun flash times had by all.

  13. Camila28 says:

    Hi, had the same problem, and solve it doing this:

    From the Opera navigator itself:

    Go to:—> Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Content -> Plugin Options.

    Select from the list:

    Shockwave Flash

    and click “FIND PLUGINS”.

    Restart Opera to enable flash.

    Apparently as soon as you install Opera, doing this is necessary to get your Flash works in Opera.

    This settings are listed and better explained, here:

    It’s a good document, and adds more about other flash errors that might occur.

    (Sorry if my english is not that good).

    I hope this helps ;).


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