log in as SU (root)
(some read out happens)
(you should see this)
E: Repository 'http://deb.opera.com/opera-beta stable InRelease' changed its 'Origin' value from 'Opera Software ASA' to 'Opera Software AS'
N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository can be applied. See apt-secure(8) manpage for details.
Do you want to accept these changes and continue updating from this repository? [y/N] y
y (is your answer)
Someone on the RV'ing forum where I'd also posted this query asked if I'd deleted my browers history. I had not. Cookies and cache yes, history no.
When I cleared the history, I can now access the single link at the forum I'm interested in. No more redirecting.
@abasko said in opera starts very slow !:
this time for Opera show up. How to start Opera with clean profile ?
I think opera should include a switch like this one.
Self explanatory I guess and a life saver in situations like this one. The only thing you have to do before running it is to close any chromium instance that is running.
Yes I did that and was very nervous and didnt see there are the same files inside although the path was named different. Now when I compared them I replaced everything and all my settings came through. Thank you very much for the help. I just love Opera and using it more than 10 years now. Best browser for me. Love it that I can use it in Linux too.
Actually the opera devs are to blame. They could build opera for linux so that it will use the system's ffmpeg libraries (= the 3 libav files I can not remember now) and play everything, like all distros do with their chromium browser package. Or even make opera use those if they are available
But no, they choose to follow the ubuntu's way and build opera with its own libffmpeg and you know the rest of the story.
On top of that, since h264 is proprietary, I think they could buy a licence. How? By spending some of the money they get from all their search providers.
Yes, those 6 search engines that show up on the right click > search, that they can not be shuffled or removed, sponsor opera to use them.
As for how much does a h264 licence cost, please google "h264 license mpeg la".
After stumbling around for a while trying to fix this error, I changed permission in one of the parent directories and finally got an error message in Opera that mentioned that I didn't have permission to change the profile. And Opera wouldn't open. Now I was getting somewhere! Something to actually fix!
Changing the permissions of the folder mentioned in the error message fixed this issue. The error message no longer appears when I open Opera.
Unfortunately, I got interrupted around that time and I've forgotten which folder it was. But I never did find any mysterious file or folder that could be called 'Profile'. I guess it's what Leocg says, the entire directory is my profile.
Other than the permissions for a folder that I hadn't changed prior to the error message needing to be changed, I can't think of anything unusual that might have caused this error.
@tedhelp Its a nice workaround, but it still has at least two downsides:
on every opera update you have to re-enable it
when u click on a hyperlink elsewhere, the window gets shrunken again from maximized to default
Any fix for this fix?