How To Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 & Fedora 28/27

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Opera is a freeware web browser developed by Opera Software. Opera runs on a variety of personal computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Editions of Opera are available for Android, and iOS operating systems, as well as Java ME-enabled devices.

Here is the guide on how to install Opera browser on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 & Fedora 28 / 27.

Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 & Fedora 28/27

Open a terminal and switch to root user.

sudo su -

Import the public GPG key of the Opera browser.

rpm --import https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key

Add Opera browser repository to the system.

tee /etc/yum.repos.d/opera.repo <<REPO
[opera]
name=Opera packages
type=rpm-md
baseurl=https://rpm.opera.com/rpm
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://rpm.opera.com/rpmrepo.key
enabled=1
REPO

Install the Opera browser using the YUM command.

### CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 ###

yum -y install opera-stable

### Fedora 28/27 ###

dnf -y install opera-stable

Output:

Fedora 28 - x86_64 - Updates                                              1.1 MB/s |  22 MB     00:19
Fedora 28 - x86_64                                                        1.1 MB/s |  60 MB     00:53
Opera packages                                                             10 kB/s |  11 kB     00:01
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:00 ago on Friday 17 August 2018 07:56:55 AM IST.
Dependencies resolved.
==========================================================================================================
 Package                     Arch                 Version                      Repository            Size
==========================================================================================================
Installing:
 opera-stable                x86_64               55.0.2994.37-0               opera                 52 M
Installing dependencies:
 libXScrnSaver               x86_64               1.2.2-14.fc28                fedora                29 k

Transaction Summary
==========================================================================================================
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 52 M
Installed size: 181 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-14.fc28.x86_64.rpm                              33 kB/s |  29 kB     00:00
(2/2): opera_stable-55.0.2994.37-linux-release-x64-signed.rpm             1.8 MB/s |  52 MB     00:28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                     1.7 MB/s |  52 MB     00:30
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                  1/1
  Installing       : libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-14.fc28.x86_64                                               1/2
  Running scriptlet: libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-14.fc28.x86_64                                               1/2
  Installing       : opera-stable-55.0.2994.37-0.x86_64                                               2/2
  Running scriptlet: opera-stable-55.0.2994.37-0.x86_64                                               2/2
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service
  Verifying        : opera-stable-55.0.2994.37-0.x86_64                                               1/2
  Verifying        : libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-14.fc28.x86_64                                               2/2

Installed:
  opera-stable.x86_64 55.0.2994.37-0                  libXScrnSaver.x86_64 1.2.2-14.fc28

Complete!

Want to try Opera beta, run:

### CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 ###

yum -y install opera-beta

### Fedora 28/27 ###

dnf -y install opera-beta

Run the below command to add Opera logo to the Opera browser launcher icon.

sed -i 's/Icon\=/Icon\=\/usr\/share\/icons\/hicolor\/128x128\/apps\/opera\.png/g' /usr/share/applications/opera.desktop

Access Opera Browser

Opera browser cannot be started as the root user. So, you would need to start the Opera browser as a regular user.

CentOS 7 / RHEL 7: Application >> Internet >> Opera.

Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 - Start Opera Browser on CentOS 7
Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 – Start Opera Browser on CentOS 7

Fedora 28/27: Activities >> Search for Opera.

Install Opera Browser on Fedora 28 - Start Opera Browser on Fedora 28
Install Opera Browser on Fedora 28 – Start Opera Browser on Fedora 28

OR

$ opera

Beta:

$ opera-beta

Opera browser running on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7:

Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 - Opera Browser running on CentOS 7
Install Opera Browser on CentOS 7 – Opera Browser running on CentOS 7

Opera browser running on Fedora 28/27:

Install Opera Browser on Fedora 28 - Opera Browser running on Fedora
Install Opera Browser on Fedora 28 – Opera Browser running on Fedora

That’s All. You have successfully installed Opera browser on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 & Fedora 28 / 27.

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