Opera, freezes on start up
I use Linux and at the moment I am dual booting PCLinuxOS and Manjaro Linux. I have no issues with Opera on PCLinuxOS, however I have a big problem with Opera and Manjaro Linux. I open it and it stops cold. I did not believe it when I was told that , now, Opera is based on chromium. Why??
Chromium freezes on me when it is on Manjaro Linux as does google-chrome, on Manjaro Linux. I like Opera, it is my second favorite browser. I have posted on the Manjaro Forum about the problem. I'd like to know if there is a workaround or could I get Linux 12.16 for a 64 bit?
Are you using the nouveau driver? If so, try using the nvidia binary driver instead.
If you can't, try running without hardware acceleration by using 'opera --disable-gpu". This workaround should work for Chrome as well.
I had the same problem with Opera freezing up all the time with Ubuntu 14.04.
Here's the thread that solved it for me.
Changed the nouveau driver and all is well. The only difference is Opera is not as speedy as it used to be but it doesn't lock up anymore.
I will tray Opera, chrome eat my ram like an alligator eating gnus crossing a river. LOL