i've got static opera 9.22 installed as well as netscape-flash 188.8.131.52-r1. I cannot view any youtube or google video. As well as any other video-playing flash.
Firefox works fine, Opera does not.
I don't think, it's actually a gentoo problem. But it's a problem, that gentoo-people should be aware of.
# emerge opera netscape-flash -vp
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] www-client/opera-9.22 USE="gnome qt-static spell" 0 kB
[ebuild R ] net-www/netscape-flash-184.108.40.206-r1 0 kB
Steps to Reproduce:
Try your luck w/ Opera folks, we've done what we could (Bug 127200).
At least older flash player plugins could not handle composite enabled
X displays very well. You might therefor also require the following export
that fixed flash on earlier firefox (and opera) for me.
Place early in the /usr/bin/opera script
As described in bug 127200 and in a ebuild message, adding /opt/netscape/plugins=2 to ~/.opera/pluginpath.ini solves this.
BUT, this still isn't the best solution. Bug 127200 comment 18 says that /opt/netscape/plugins/ path is deprecated. If so, why is libflashplayer still being installed there?
I think the actual fix to this bug is change netscape-flash ebuild to not install in /opt/netscape/plugins.
(I would reopen this bug if I could)
Please, complain upstream. It works just fine with any other browser using flash, we have zero control about Opera code.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Please, complain upstream. It works just fine with any other browser using
> flash, we have zero control about Opera code.
But you have control about where to install plugins. And, like I said, Jeroen Roovers told us that /opt/netscape/plugins/ is deprecated. Why isn't it removed, then? (and the plugin placed on /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/)