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Old 01-15-2003, 11:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lindows install of Opera


Went with Linows version of Linux, did not want to learn programming as much as I wanted to get away from microsoft!
Anyway, trying to install opera, but a lot of the help here talks about a "K" button, and install buttons. I have the .tar.gz file and also the .rpm file, but really don't know what to do. Tried a few commands in the L terminal, but I am lost. Help? I REALLY want to stay with linux...
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Old 01-16-2003, 05:53 AM   #2
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What kind of help are you talking about? The lindows help files?
If so my guess is that they are talking about installing with click&run. But a quick search on lindows.com tought me that they don't provide that for opera so my bet would be to install the rpm file.
To do that type the following in a terminal:
rpm -i filename.rpm
Then it should install and typing opera should start the browser. If you have problems check out the documentation at www.opera.com

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Old 01-16-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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I actually have opera up and running... now I just need to find why java doesnt work... I downloaded the 1.3... version and did preferences/modify path and all that, but still says not java supported. Is this an easy fix?

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Old 01-17-2003, 02:45 AM   #4
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Opera actualy has two types of downloads on their website, on with and one without java support. Did you make sure you got the java supported one?

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Old 01-17-2003, 02:52 AM   #5
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Why don't you just step back on the procedures you used when installing the drivers (or put back your back-up file???)

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ps: I do my editing in Midnight Commander (command: mc)
 
Old 01-17-2003, 08:44 PM   #6
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When I go to the opera linux site, I do not see an option for java support or non. Opera site or any Linux sites dont seem to have the answer... but opera still says not java supported. It can't just be me... can it?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 08:50 PM   #7
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okay, this might not help, but in mozilla you have to put a symlink in the plugins directory. For example, I have java installed in /usr/local/j2sdk1.4.1_01/ and mozilla is installed in /usr/lib/mozilla

I have to make a symlink as follows:

ln -s /usr/local/j2sdk1.4.1_01/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavapluginoji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

I'm not sure if Opera has a plugin directory, but I'd imagine it does. So just make a symlink from the /java_installation/jre/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavapluginoji.so /path_to_opera_plugins.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 03:23 PM   #8
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Remember, I am new to Linux, and also frustrated already... but I downloaded a .bin file... do I have to run something in the console to get the actually plug-in?
 
Old 01-18-2003, 04:23 PM   #9
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to install a .bin file you have to be root or su.

chmod a+x some.bin

./some.bin
 
Old 01-18-2003, 04:36 PM   #10
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If this link works it is the Opera page for installing JRE in GNU/Linux Opera

http://www.opera.com/support/search/...1852e6fa258c2d

You might also try http://my.opera.com/forums/ There is a seperate forum for GNU/Linux Opera on that page.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 02:26 AM   #11
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http://www.opera.com/download/
On this page they ask you wether you want to download the java or the non-java version

Anne
 
Old 01-20-2003, 10:07 PM   #12
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Unhappy

Am I looking at the same page? I see options for deb, rpm or tar.gz, and I see static or shared. Nowhere do I see mention of java...
 
Old 01-21-2003, 02:57 AM   #13
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My bad, I was looking at the windows downloads.
I looked further and saw this:
http://www.opera.com/support/search/....dml?index=459

Hope that that one will help you.

Anne
 
  


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