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Old 05-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
froginlinux
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Problems installing Opera in MAndrake Linux 10.1


Hi all,

I am trying to Install opera-9.64on Mandrake 10.1, I have downloaded it and run Install and the program tells me that it is installed,however when i attempt to open Opera I get the following message:

Cannot launch entry

Details: Failed to execute child process "usr/bin/opera" (No such file or directory)


What has gone wrong and how can i get it going

Thanks....Rob
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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I suspect you will never get this new version of Opera to fun on an old system like Madrake 10.1. It is no longer supported, and has noe been for some time.

Did you look at the system requirements? Have a look at this link. http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/206/

Note you need libstdc++6 for this version to work. It is not available for 10.1.

If you are serious about running Opera, install the latest version of Mandriva. Dump 10.1. Then you can get the correct C library. I have checked, that is what is on my Mandriva 2009.1 system.
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Hmmm I was afraid that you would say that,my machine isn't fast enough to run the new Mandriva.
I actually put this version of mandrake on this desktop PC as its an old system with quite a low spec and trying to find something small, and recent is proving a challenge, especially when it needs to support a fairly awkward VooDoo3 3dfx graphics card, an AMD-K6 (tm)-2/400 Mhz Cpu with 256 mb ram.
I have tried Ubuntu and xubuntu (including the new release of Jaunty Jackelope) as well as fedora, mint Linux. If Mandriva isn't the answer what do you think should be my next step?
 
Old 05-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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First, have you tried the static version of Opera? It may include the library you need.

Second, to run Mandriva 2009.1 I installed the GNOME version to get the GTK libraries for some apps I use then installed Icewm, which is my preferred lightweight WM. Several other light WMs are offered.

I boot to runlevel 3 (modify /etc/inittab) then in ~/.xinitrc I include a few WMs and Desktop Environments with only the one I currently want to use uncommented. .xinitrc is also the place to start programs when going GUI using startx. Don't forget to append "&" to each command except the last command which calls the WM. (i.e. exec icewm)
 
Old 05-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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The new Mandy performs very well. If 10.1 will run on it, you will see an improvment with 2009.1. As suggested above, install a light weight WM. I use XFCE on an older laptop.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your help on this, its appreciated
 
  


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