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October 18, 2007

Howto: Install the latest Opera Browser on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Filed under: Browsers, opera, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 12:57 pm

Opera 9.24 came out recently and here are the install procedures for Ubuntu 7.10 ( Gutsy Gibbon).

First go to the download area for the .deb package.

Same package is now also available in the “partner repository” (Thanks Kevin). The static version however, for Gnome and XFCE4 users who want no KDE components, a manual download, as described below, is still needed

KDE users can safely go tho the Shared folder to download the opera_9.24-20071015.5-shared-qt_en_i386.deb package.

Gnome and XFCE4 users, should get opera-static_9.24-20071015.1-qt_en_i386.deb. in the Static folder

Click the download link and let Gdebi install the package.

Opera is installed now and assuming you have ubuntu-restricted-extras (and/or kubuntu-restricted-extras, xubuntu-restricted-extras) , Opera works with flash automagically.

All there is left to do is to set up Java, here is how:

Open the Opera Browser, Select tools, then Preferences, in Preferences select the Advanced tab, in advanced select “content”.


Now Flag “Enable Java” and click the Java options button, a pop-up appears asking for Java path:


the correct path would be in this case: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- Click validate Java path to check if it is being detected.

Thats it , Java should be fully functional now, Opera is ready for usage.


about ubuntu-restricted-extras:
This package depends on some commonly used packages in the Ubuntu multiverse repository.
Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding,
support for various other audio formats (gstreamer plugins), Microsoft fonts,
Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, LAME (to create compressed audio files),
and DVD playback.



  1. Thanks for “how to install Opera” in Gutsy. It worked exactly as you said and avoided difficulties I had on Feisty.

    However, do you know how to fix Opera so that it can “Speak” the word I look-up at the online dictionary:


    when I click on the speaker icon?

    In the same installation of the same computer FireFox does Speak them.

    My Opera installation does play and sounds google-videos well.

    If you do, would you please e-mail me?


    Comment by manlio lopez — October 20, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

  2. how do i install flash for opera?


    Comment by Dino Rubio — October 21, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

  3. Here is a better way to install Opera on Gutsy.
    “sudo apt-get install opera”
    it is in the repos.
    Make sure that you have all repositories activated.

    Comment by Kevin — October 24, 2007 @ 4:11 am

  4. you are correct , its available in the partner repository , missed that one

    Comment by tuxicity — October 24, 2007 @ 6:19 am

  5. I did not find it in the gutsy repo? I checked. This guide is very helpful. The repo method is better.

    Comment by Kazuya — October 24, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

  6. Just so you know on amd64 Gutsy installs java is to be located @ /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- instead
    Peace x

    Comment by Slowflow — November 14, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

  7. In case anyone has trouble installing Flash for Opera on Gutsy, check out this link:

    I had quite an adventure getting it to work. I’m sure people got it to work by following how-to, but in case you had trouble like me, this Ubuntu Forum posting should help tremendously. At first, it talks about Flash on Firefox, but then shifts to Opera.

    Comment by Chris — February 14, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

  8. I cannot install Opera ubuntu will not permit it;;;I am very puzzled especially being new to ubuntu

    Comment by Mick Rogers — March 13, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  9. Thank you for this useful guide ><;;

    Comment by Ringoshu — May 18, 2008 @ 6:38 am

  10. “how do i install flash for opera?”
    Then for yuo in Opera say, that yuo not have flash plugin, then goto Adobe page download compressed archive, extract and run some executable from terminal and follow instruction instalation.

    Comment by Alikas — May 20, 2008 @ 6:21 pm

  11. Works 🙂
    But there is no flash plugin for opera on Adobe site – only for mozilla.
    Where can i get deb package for opera?

    Comment by Akceptor — September 25, 2008 @ 8:50 am

  12. visit us!

    Comment by Domaveree — June 12, 2009 @ 2:41 am

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