@jimunderscorep said in Problem with saved passwords in Opera 62.0.3331.18 on Linux Mint 18.3:
Assuming that it is not a hardware failure, possibly the ram or the hdd, then opera's profile is probably corrupt. Backup your favorites, delete ~/.config/opera and start fresh.
Thanks for the reply. I'll give that a try!
No, the bookmarks were lost as I said because I did restart of the system.
I've just tried to chown the whole folder and files of config/opera and now it works like with sudo, meaning bookmarks, sites logins, whatsapp, etc. are lost, but basic settings, history, etc. are now back again in normal mode.
I am just not sure if by default all of files of this folder are owned by normal user or some of them are roots one so that there is not any privacy leaks or sth.
Good work. If you do not have chromium installed too, pin it so that apt won't upgrade it to the version from the repo
sudo apt-mark hold chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
And npin it when opera stable reaches 62 like so
sudo apt-mark unhold chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
In short, nothing at all.
The lack of borders around the opera's window is due to opera using its own csd and not the system's window manager, which (among other stuff like the min/max/close buttons) provides borders for the windows you have open.
Isn't opera a gtk app? Why it depends on gtk3 then?
$ apt-cache depends opera-stable | grep gtk
I think that the issue the @andre-l8bolt is facing is another side effect of opera's csd.
I only use the --disk-cache-dir like so
opera --start-maximized --disk-cache-dir=/tmp/cache
and it does work
$ ls -R /tmp/cache/
002ecc7e9b66795a_0 44210bab2d56655b_0 81d63b5b5172bf71_0 bf38f6f253c28461_0
0072193b1739fe49_0 445e89c261f02c02_0 8213a3f6b03f31f5_0 bf4c2979fc1ff379_0
01a339fa38a3942e_0 44e983a3724b660c_0 82397ebb51db6c77_0 bf5469c47d5aa9b8_0
021c62c615967ca0_0 4534b16bfa25c55d_0 824900d73745b431_0 bf7bdf73bfcf42e5_0
0222c61011cbd36f_0 453ec4097159849c_0 82efa800d30344bf_0 bfc8ed042dea3107_0
So please make sure the directory you use exists and you have writing access to it. I use the one mentioned above because I keep my /tmp in ram.
The parameter --user-data-dir does not work probably due to the lack of profiles on opera.
At home, on the local server, everything works - checked more than once.
the entire Park has deployed a modern OS - it works fine.
but such old systems, even the installation files are not found
Okay, so the topic can just be closed, so as to reinstall OS, no one will.
or maybe someone knows how can I replace this code
What you read is wrong, and let me explain why.
a) In order to install anything 32bit on a 64bit distro, you first need to enable 32bits in apt, like so
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
and then install something like so
sudo apt-get install mpv:i386
This will install the 32bit version of mpv from the repo, along with all its dependencies in 32bit. If the howto you read did not have the "--add-architecture" part, you probably did not install anything in 32bit, not only flash.
b) The package adobe-flashplugin is from canonical's partner repo, it contains both the npapi version (= flash for firefox and other browsers with less than 0.01% market share) and the ppapi version (= flash for chromium based browsers, like chromium, opera, vivaldi etc). Imho, this is the only right way to get flash on ubuntu and derivative distros, why? Because...
c) The package pepperflashplugin-nonfree is in fact a script that downloads the ppapi flash from adobe, extracts it and places it in the right place so that browsers can access it. Sounds good as an idea, but it has one major flaw.
The download url changes everytime there is a new version, so the script relies to an online file mentioning the version, and someone has to change that file from time to time. And he simply doesn't, making the script useless, or, as I have said before, poorly maintained rubbish. Remove it.
d) The package flashplugin-installer is script for the the npapi version of the above and it is poorly maintained too, for the same reason. Remove that one too.
Then install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg and chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra. I wrote all that on the other post, didn't you read it?
There is also the chance that you installed opera as a snap, from the ubuntu store. In this case, install chromium ffmpeg codecs from there as well.