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Opera 53.0.2907.99 broken on mint

  • Since a little while opera does not start anymore on my laptop.
    After executing rm -rf .cache/opera .config/opera I can start it up again but after I close it and restart it the process seems to hang. Only after executing the rm command again will it start again.
    I have tried with a dpkg --purge opera-stable and then re-installing but the problem persists.
    The only thing I see on the console is

    $ opera
    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
    Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
    Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
    [16043:16043:0621/102001.370367:ERROR:partner_content_service.cc(1251)] Not an update at all.
    [16043:16052:0621/102303.418086:ERROR:connection_factory_impl.cc(416)] Failed to connect to MCS endpoint with error -7
    
    $ opera
    ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
    ^C^C
    

    Some info about my system:

    • Linux Mint 18.3 (fully up to date)
    • opera-stable 53.0.2907.99 from deb.opera.com/opera-stable/
    • Linux 4.13.0-45-generic #50~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 30 11:18:27 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Hello,

    FYI I found and fixed the issue. Due to some issue with my git client I had removed the gnome-keyring package from my system. Reinstalling this package fixed opera.

    Perhaps the deb package should add this as a dependency or issue a warning about the absence of the package?

  • Not gnome-keyring, as that presumes gnome. On KDE Opera uses kwallet, and there are comparable apps on other desktops.

  • OK, maybe not only on gnome-keyring but something like this maybe

    if not gnome-keyring and not kwallet and not ...
        issue warning to user