In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Opera is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Opera Software and used web browser based on the Chromium browser project. Some users love Opera for its security features such as an ad blocker, battery saver, and free VPN offering for secure internet access.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of an Opera Browser on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Opera Browser on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing Opera Browser on Linux Mint 21.
By default, Opera is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the Opera Browser repository to your system using the following command:
echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/opera.gpg] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list
Next, import the GPG key:
curl -fsSL https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/opera.gpg > /dev/null
Now start by updating the packages list and install Opera Browser stable by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install opera-stable
Step 3. Accessing Opera Browser on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find Opera Browser in the Mint menu, in the Internet section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Opera. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Opera web browser on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Opera website.