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Opera freezes on Debian Buster (Gnome)

  • Hello,

    since last update, I cant use Opera on my Debian Buster Desktop any more. Opera is not stable. It freezes at once after start. Now I have to use firefox again. "Thanks" for keeping me busy from real work. Please take time to test your software! It was the first time, that I use a software that was not checked by the debian team for a stable system. And it was the last time. Bye!

    /etc/apt/sources.list
    [...]

    use "stable" instead of distribution name

    deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free

    dpkg -l

    ...
    ||/ Name Version Architektur Beschreibung
    +++-==============-============-============-=====================================
    ii opera-stable 64.0.3417.47 amd64 Fast, secure, easy-to-use web browser

  • The gnome version of debian 10.x, and only that one, uses wayland instead of xorg. So, other than using a gpu driver that is capable of working perfectly under wayland, e.g. NOT the nvidia closed source driver, make sure that any app you are going to use works with wayland as well. That includes opera.
    Else, switch to session to "gnome with xorg" and use that to test how opera works there.

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