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?
@emoxam , I use 57.0.3098.116. I have no problems with video. To be more correct, they exist after update of Opera. But I manually replace codec. After that video works fine. To fix video issues look here: https://forums.opera.com/topic/30254/video-playback-issues
In short, you can't because dpkg (the thing that does the work when you double click the .deb file) does not have a silent switch or a -y to answer yes to all questionsas apt does.
If you did have the repo installed beforehand, thus have opera as an available package, you could install it like so
apt-get install opera-stable -y
@nikt11 said in Linux 32 bit developed?:
@kghn "The .deb installer I downloaded from opera.com didn't work" what does that mean, what are the errors?
I downloaded opera 45 from ftp: https://ftp.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/45.0.2552.898/linux/ and install on Debian 9.2: dpkg -i opera-stable_45.0.2552.898_i386.deb
Everything works fine. Debian 4.9.51-1 (2017-09-28) i686 GNU/Linux
just wanted to say thanks for this recommendation
I'm running Xubuntu 16.04.2 on a bunch of x86 machines I have lying around, and didn't think there were any versions higher than Opera 12.
but your installation worked for me, and I'm happy to have a decently updated version.
also regarding something from earlier...
why I use Opera over the rest is because of it's security and low memory use.
as far as I'm aware, most other browsers just don't compare.
also, most of my PCs have 2GB with only a few having 4GB (I have nothing higher)
and I believe Opera still uses less memory than FireFox.
anyways, hopefully my use will help spur development back up, as there's many reasons 32bit PCs are still used.
security is pretty much the only reason the 32bit build should ever see an update...
like how M$ had to patch XP a final time for a major flaw.
Hi @MartinTheWanderer, you're welcome. It looks like a bug in some cases, I can't reproduce it myself. You can file a report about it, using Opera's bug report wizard. Regarding second issue, try to run the Opera with --disable-namespace-sandbox switch, but even it fixes it, that's also a workaround to the real problem, perhaps it will be fixed in one of next versions of Chromium.
@s390g2 said in [Bug] HTML5 h.264 codec videos no longer working on Opera - 54.0.2952.41 / Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (x86_64; XFCE):
I also find that the fix doesn't work. So, anyone with the chromium-codecs-extra installed, do this:
ln -sf /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so libffmpeg.so,
-run in opera install dir.
btw, v68 of the lib works as well as v67.