@leocg said in Is Opera VPN down?:
Opera is connecting to the VPN?
When I turn on VPN is connects and turns blue but when I try and go to any website the VPN turns amber and says "connecting" and "the VPN is unavailable at this time. Opera is resolving the problem"
I'm using Windows 7 in the UK so no problems with any blocking of VPN use.
No idea what's going on.
Go to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser
Look for your Ubuntu version (e.g. Bionic Beaver)
Click on latest Chromium Browser version
Scroll down, click on "chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra"
In "Published Versions", find previous version
Select that, then you should find a .deb download
From the way I understand it, the libffmpeg.so file that Opera uses doesn't contain the proper codecs for certain videos. This is how I fixed it for KDE Neon (Ubuntu variant). Make sure you have the Chromium browser because this will break Opera in the process and you will need the Chromium libffmpeg.so file. Use this at your own risk.
sudo updatebd (update locate database if you never used it before)
sudo locate libffmpeg.so (shows location of all libffmpeg.so files)
sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/libffmpeg.so (removes the libffmpeg.so that Opera is using, if your results are different from the locate command then use that path)
sudo cp /usr/lib/chromium-browser/libffmpeg.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/opera/ (copy the Chromium libffmpeg.so into the Opera directory)
@cybrsaylr You should have the right to choose to have or not have Google on your PC, and yes, it does matter.
If you cannot have your own choice of search engine to start up each tab, what is the point of having it there? It's better just to get rid of Google completely and have nothing. After all, you can easily search DuckDuckGo by making it your default search engine, and typing "your search" directly into your browser address bar, instead of the search bar below.
To get rid of the search box completely and free up more space for links to pages, instead, go to: Opera Settings > Advanced > Browser. At the very top of the page there is the option to "Hide Search Box".
I just click on a new Speed Dial page and on drop down column on the far left, click on the 'extensions cube' and all your extensions will show. From that you can choose which of your extensions you can disable or remove.
avl, was using nouveau. Followed the directions on your above Ubuntu link and switched driver this morning (12 hours ago) to using:
NVIDIA binary driver version 346.82 from nvidia-346 (proprietary, tested) and Opera dev 32 has not locked up my PC or froze on me once!
Keeping my fingers crossed.
PS: Just discovered Opera 31.0.1889.99 is now operational!
I have both Opera dev 32 and Opera 31 installed.
Opera 31 would lockup my PC as soon as I hit any bookmark tab rendering it totally useless. Now that the driver was changed Opera 31 seems to be running A-OK again!