How does one install the Flash Plugin into Opera 9.64?

Asked by ernie on 2009-10-06

Is there a particular "trick" to installing the Flash Plugin in the Opera 9.64 browser? I have no such issue with Firefox (Shiretoko) 3.5. Am running Ubuntu 9.04. Thanks.

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Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #1

What seems to be your problem?

The flash plugin is common for FF and opera. In your Opera browser you can go to Help --> About Opera and look for Paths. Under Plug-in path you'll see the path to the plugins. The /usr/lib/firefox/plugins folder contains the flash plugin.

Anyway, in Opera 10 Flash 10 is working fine. If you want to keep your old version a possible fix can be found here:

Good luck.

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #2

In Opera tools>preferences>advanced>plugin options and see if plugin is listed.If not click on find new and then see if it is listed.It should be after bowser restart.

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #3

And as Cristi Nistor said you should upgrade your Opera from 9.64 to 10 .You can downloaded it from

ernie (ernieanglade-yahoo) said : #4

I am getting this error message (from the package installer) when I attempt to install Opera 10.

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

I used synaptic package manager to remove Opera 9.64, and then rebooted. But I still get the above error message when I try to install Opera 10.

Furthermore, it appears that the removal of Opera 9.64 did not take all since the icon is still in under Applications > Internet. And clicking it opens up Opera 9.64.

Assuming that the problem lies with a perhaps broken Opera 9.64, is there a sure way to remove it completely through some terminal commands -- before I attempt again to install Opera 10?


zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #5

sudo apt-get --purge remove opera

ernie (ernieanglade-yahoo) said : #6

Problem solved totally. Thanks for the prompt & competent help.