Installing flash player for Opera browser in Ubuntu/Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10

I installed Opera and I began to love it. However, it can’t detect the flash player which firefox detect. It turns out that it is not in the path. If you visit a page that has flash, it will ask you to install the flash player. After you go to the Adobe site, select “.deb for Ubuntu 8.04+”, and this will run the installer. If it can’t install, you can right click from Opera’s Transfer, and open with GDebi Package Installer. This will install the libflashplayer.so at
/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin

Then go to Opera, click “Tools”->”Preferences”. Go to tab “Advanced” at the top, and choose “Content” on the left menu. Click on “Plugin Options” and click on “Change Path”.

Add the /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin path, and it will detect the new plugin 🙂

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