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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Opera 9.5 x86_64 and flash: can it be done? [SOLVED, it can] Reply with quote

I've been doing a lot of searching, testing and debugging but so far have not been able to get Flash 9 running on a 64-bit 9.50 build of opera. When opening a page with flash (youtube f.e.), the browers locks up for about 30 seconds after which the flash plugin is disabled. When running from the terminal I see a message stating the plugin doesn't respond and is being disabled.

So my little question is: does any 64-bit opera user here have a working 9.50 build with flash 9? I've reached the point where I need to start a firefox-bin when in need of flash, which isn't that convenient to be honest :-)

See my reply below for the solution.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Opera 9.5 x86_64 and flash: can it be done? Reply with quote

jurrie wrote:
I've been doing a lot of searching, testing and debugging but so far have not been able to get Flash 9 running on a 64-bit 9.50 build of opera. When opening a page with flash (youtube f.e.), the browers locks up for about 30 seconds after which the flash plugin is disabled. When running from the terminal I see a message stating the plugin doesn't respond and is being disabled.

So my little question is: does any 64-bit opera user here have a working 9.50 build with flash 9? I've reached the point where I need to start a firefox-bin when in need of flash, which isn't that convenient to be honest :-)


It`s not possible at this moment i think :

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198162

Code:
"Plugins on UNIX might be even more broken - big changes
    coming up... (Do not bother filing plugin bugs on UNIX)"

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works for me out of the box.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay got it to work with Flash 10, but I guess the steps will also work for Flash 9. I had to do the following:

Code:
emerge nspluginwrapper


Then link the wrapped .so to the plugin directory.

Code:
cd /opt/opera/lib/opera/plugins/
ln -sf /usr/lib64/nsbrowser/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so


Now my plugins folder contains:

Code:
libflashplayer.so
npwrapper.libflashplayer.so


You will need both files in the directory for Flash to work properly.

I got the idea from this article, suggested to me by ronacc on the opera forums.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG it works!!!! :idea: :!: :idea: 8O
Thank you Thank you Thank you :mrgreen:

Code:

cd /opt/opera/lib/opera/plugins/
ln -sf /usr/lib64/nsbrowser/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
ln -sf /usr/lib32/nsbrowser/plugins/libflashplayer.so



Thank you again jurrie and kisses :D

P.S. This thread must be made sticky :idea:
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see it helped you out. I was hoping it would help someone else too, and I see it did :-)
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jurrie wrote:
Good to see it helped you out. I was hoping it would help someone else too, and I see it did :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this work for opera 9.27 the current default portage build? I have tried the steps you posted but it didn't work for 9.27 I wonder if opera needs to be pointed at the nspluginwrapper link?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimbo5584 wrote:
Would this work for opera 9.27 the current default portage build? I have tried the steps you posted but it didn't work for 9.27 I wonder if opera needs to be pointed at the nspluginwrapper link?


Opera 9.27 is 32-bit only, so nspluginwrapper is not needed.
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