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Old 07-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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DSL opera


I just downloaded opera 9 for linux. I am running DSL, just installed and i have no idea how to install things. I am in the emelfm or something program and i can see the file i downloaded. It asks for a command or something to run???Can anyone help?

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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Your distro is Damn Small Linux.
You download Opera, is this with the rpm or tar.gz format?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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i downloaded with the rpm format
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:36 PM   #4
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The easy way, assuming you are connected to the Internet:

From the Start Menu, find the item called "Enable Synaptic". Click it. Do whatever it says.

It should run for a long time and then you will have a new icon on the desktop called Synaptic. Click that. It might run a long time (I have no idea what kind of machine this is). It should open a window where you can select various pre-built programs, one of which is Opera. Select it and hit enter, or select the execute icon in the top bar (don't remember exactly where this is). It should run for a while, and when it is done you should have Opera.

Come back and tell us if this worked please.

Good luck.

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Old 07-29-2006, 05:07 AM   #5
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well.....i got synaptic workin....I have copied some java stuff because i need that before opera. After i go proceed it copies them from the net then hangs and just shows the loading screen, its been doin this for 5mins. Its a pentium 2 400Mhz,192MB RAM, 4Gig hdd, 4MB video
 
Old 07-29-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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It can take a very long time to do this in Synaptic. It is finding and downlaoding files, and installing them. The 300mhz laptop I did for a friend took at least that long or longer.

Good luck.

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Old 07-29-2006, 07:37 AM   #7
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Well i cant see opera in synaptic...Im tryin to get java but nothin is workin????????It downloads it, installs it all in the terminal window but then when i go into firefox it doesnt detect the plugin?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #8
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Well i cant see opera in synaptic...Im tryin to get java but nothin is workin????????It downloads it, installs it all in the terminal window but then when i go into firefox it doesnt detect the plugin?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 08:16 AM   #9
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Did you make a symbolic link to libjavaplugin_oji.so in your Firefox plugins directory?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 08:37 AM   #10
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See the link for more info about opera.
http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin/fo...T;f=26;t=14347
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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When i try and download opera from the mydsl extension tool i get an error message sayin. Not a DSL user???????
 
Old 07-29-2006, 02:14 PM   #12
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dw bout that last post lol im a noob......mydsl is working great. Thanks heaps
 
  


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