"Internal communication error" for Facebook profile pic icons

  • I'm having an issue with Opera not being able to load the Facebook profile picture icons (of any size) on my Facebook page. They're all on the same server. Example:

    https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-frc3/t1/c0.14.100.100/p100x100/200731_5462688010_4984_a.jpg

    What I'm getting if I try to load it in a separate page is a long effort to load the picture and the "Internal communication error." In the newsfeed page itself I get lots of empty boxes. All other pictures load fine; just the little square user icons are empty white frames.

    It's browser-specific; not a problem on Firefox. On rare occasions the icons load, but most of the time they don't. Even on the same page on which it used to work. Then I scroll and new icons further down stay blank. I've perused threads where other people had the "internal communication error" bug in relation with Facebook last year, but the answers suggested upgrading the browser from 12.10, or something. I've version 12.16 (Windows 7).

  • Actually at the moment the problem seems to have spread and it's not just the icons that aren't loading any more. The bar above says "Elements: 1/11" and I'm stuck with a blank page. Then a page will load without style sheets or any pictures, just a bit of text. If I wish to look at Facebook I have to use Firefox for the time being.

    If anyone has any ideas as to what is causing this and how it can be remedied I'd be grateful.

    Opera didn't use to give me grief, and I've been using it for years...

  • Clear cache and/or cookies for www.facebook.com or facebook.com ?.

    Are contents being blocked by Opera's built-in content blocker (Right click page, 'Block content...' ?.

    Are you using some kind of Ad blocking extension (ADBlock or ADBlock plus for example) ?.

  • Originally posted by ool01:

    Actually at the moment the problem seems to have spread and it's not just the icons that aren't loading any more. The bar above says "Elements: 1/11" and I'm stuck with a blank page. Then a page will load without style sheets or any pictures, just a bit of text. If I wish to look at Facebook I have to use Firefox for the time being.

    If anyone has any ideas as to what is causing this and how it can be remedied I'd be grateful.

    Opera didn't use to give me grief, and I've been using it for years...

    Am getting the same here, have been the last couple of weeks. I'm on Opera 12.15. Curiously if I close Opera and reopen it will work ok the first time. Have tried deleting cookies, clearing cache, persistent storage etc too.

  • I drastically uninstalled and reinstalled Opera and then the problem was gone, but that resulted in all my personal bookmarks and speed dial settings being purged as well. (Which was just as well; a lot of garbage had accumulated over the years and I was able to rebuild what I really needed quickly from memory.) But I don't want to have to do this again if the same issue comes up again.

    To my knowledge I have no additional ad blocker or had no content being blocked, but if it happens again I'll be sure to check...

  • It still happens every now and then, and the only solution seems to be exiting Opera altogether and starting it up again, which is annoying if you have twenty tabs open, some of which with paused YouTube videos. Uninstalling the program was, in hindsight, unnecessary.

    There's a real problem with the Facebook newsfeed page and all the little icons in Opera -- a problem other browsers don't seem to be having.

    Also sometimes Opera crashes when I open an individual Facebook thread in a new tab.

  • What (exact) version of Opera are you using ?.

  • Originally posted by LinuxMint7:

    What (exact) version of Opera are you using ?.

    12.16 on Windows 7.

  • Try 12.14. It has noticeably better web-sites compatibility than 12.15+. Proof: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1813482

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