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Adobe Flash player in Opera on Linux mint


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:23 PM

Anyone had any trouble installing flash player as a plug-in in Opera on Linux Mint? Firefox seems to work fine-although it asks me every time if i want to run it. I don't know which version to download and how to install it.I.E. Tarball-YUm-Ubuntu or rpm- ???????



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

  1. Download the plug-in from Adobe's website. Get the .tar.
  2. You need to unpack it,( right click and select extract here )
  3. Copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/opera/plugins.
  4. Restart Opera.
     


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:54 PM

RPM would be the RedHat varient install (Fedora, centOS). You will have to use the Tarball-yum-Uubntu option, you will have to compile this.
Check out the following.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/63531/how-to-truely-install-a-tar-gz-file-on-linux-how-to-manage-manually-installed
http://www.opera.com/docs/linux/plugins/install/#flash

*EDIT Nick's got an easy way, follow his instructions!

Edited by DeimosChaos, 30 August 2015 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:14 PM

 

 

  1. Copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/opera/plugins.

You need to unpack it,( right click and select extract here )

extract where? and- opera was not in the /usr/lib/blank/blank



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:37 PM

Try $HOME/.local/lib/opera/plugins.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:14 PM

 

Try $HOME/.local/lib/opera/plugins.

As a terminal command? i did that and got no such file or directory-



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

 

extract where?

After you download the .tar to your downloads folder, Right click the install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz, and select extract here.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

You must be root to do this.

 


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:29 PM

Ok - update- this is a Facebook problem with videos and Opera- Videos from YouTube play just fine- so it must be a bug-



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:45 PM

@ DeimosChaos

 

*EDIT Nick's got an easy way, follow his instructions!

 

Its a trick I learned when updating flash or a browser in Puppy Linux.

 

Watch me change the browser.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:05 PM

Try installing Gnash or lightspark, rather than introducing vulnerabilities onto your system.

 

Here's a bit of an intro read to point you in the right direction

 

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/360557-weekend-project-open-source-alternatives-to-adobe-flash-on-linux



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:08 AM

 

Try installing Gnash or lightspark, rather than introducing vulnerabilities onto your system.

 

Here's a bit of an intro read to point you in the right direction

I will look into this when I have some time to study it- I am a relative newbie to Linux. What is the problem with Adobe flash? Virus?



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:09 AM

Ok - update- this is a Facebook problem with videos and Opera- Videos from YouTube play just fine- so it must be a bug-

 

Youtube doesn't use Flash in newer browsers.  It uses HTML5.


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:51 AM

 

 

Try installing Gnash or lightspark, rather than introducing vulnerabilities onto your system.

 

Here's a bit of an intro read to point you in the right direction

I will look into this when I have some time to study it- I am a relative newbie to Linux. What is the problem with Adobe flash? Virus?

 

Vulnerabilities.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 02:03 AM

 

Youtube doesn't use Flash in newer browsers.  It uses HTML5.

i didn't know that! learn something new every day!






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