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March 15, 2007

A quick install of the Opera browser on Feisty, the next version of Ubuntu.

Filed under: Kubuntu, opera, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 7:23 am

A test install of Opera 9.10 9.20 to see if all is well on the Opera/Ubuntu Feisty compatibility front.

In this story flashplugin-nonfree, sun-java6-plugin and sun-java6-jre are installed, all available in the repositories of Ubuntu Feisty (universe multiverse).

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jre

I used the Firefox browser, went to the Opera site and clicked the Download Opera Button.

  • Selected Ubuntu Edgy Eft to install.
  • Clicked Download Opera
  • Let GDebi install the Package….

Opened Opera and Flash worked out of the box. 🙂

Continuing with Setting up Opera:

For Java I went to:

  • Preferences,
  • Selected the advanced tab,
  • selected Content.
  • Enable Java
  • Select Java options
  • Set up Java path; in my case
  • /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
  • Select Validate Java Path

It told me it was valid so clicked OK and was done.
Now a restart and also Java works now 🙂

Opera is installed and all is well for Opera in the upcoming version of Ubuntu Feisty.


Unfortunately no longer works, as is said in the comments : Segmentation fault 😦
Read Ubuntuforums.org for more information about this problem.

Opera works again, no more segfaults! (stable version is now 9.20)



  1. Good guide, thanks. In the apt-get install line, please remove the comma.

    Comment by Tec — April 5, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  2. That quite segfaults on my install 😦

    Comment by Egon — April 6, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  3. Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    Comment by dunDer — April 6, 2007 @ 11:42 am

  4. seg faults. Maybe we need a new Opera for 7.04?

    Comment by Rakken — April 6, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

  5. Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    Comment by Risto — April 9, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

  6. These instructions worked like a charm. Used to seg fault. Now starts the way it’s supposed to.

    Comment by Glauco — May 5, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

  7. Works for me. Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Someone — July 3, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  8. how do i install opera on a i686 computer and not an i386? i have an amd64 computa with feisty fawn

    Comment by musa — July 14, 2007 @ 4:57 am

  9. i install opera it is faster

    Comment by pankaj — November 28, 2010 @ 9:06 am

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