[Update: September 14, 2007, I install this Opera-9.23 browser on the 32-bit version of Debian Etch.]
In this blog, I will describe how to install Opera 9.23 web browser in Debian Etch and how to setup its Java plugin. I assume that Sun JDK is already installed in the /opt/jdk1.6.0_02 directory.
Installing the Opera 9.23 web browser is easy. We just download the (.deb version) for Debian Etch from Opera web site. Then, issue the following command for installation.
>dpkg -i opera_9.23-20070809.6-shared-qt_en_i386.deb
That’s it for the installation.
To set up Java plugins for Opera web browser, follow the steps below.
– Open the just-installed Opera web browser
– Then, click on the “Java Optoins”
– Next, browse to the following path, /opt/jdk1.6.0_02/jre/lib/i386.
– Click Validate Java Path.
Now, web sites that contain java applications and applets should be working on Opera. We can check it by opening a page that contains java applets such as Java Applet tutorial on the Sun web site.
The thing is that many people misunderstand that Java plugin path is, /opt/jdk1.6.0_02/jre/plugin/i386/ns7, which is incorrect if the Sun JDK is used.