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Old 03-02-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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Problems opening Opera

I'm using qvwm 1.1 on Debian woody and I can't get my web browser Opera to open. The first I try to open it, it brings up the box that asks me if I want to start Opera from the last time, or frome a saved session... But no matter what I select, when I click on the Start button to open Opera, nothing happens. If I try to open it from the command line it says, "Activated running instance of Opera." I can type in ps -aux |grep username and see Opera listed here, and then I can kill it. But the next time I try to open Opera, it starts the the same cycle over again.

My friend thought I might have a lockfile that is keeping Opera from opening, but he didn't give any help beyond that. Could this be caused by a lock file? And if so, how can I fix it? Or, is there anything else that could cause this?

I'm pretty new at using linux, so if I say something wrong please forgive me.

Old 08-21-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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How old/slow is your hardware -- did you wait long enough?

Did you try Alt-Tab to see if you could see or even activate its window?

In case you're not yet familiar w/ Opera "the box that asks me if I want to start Opera from the last time, or from a saved session" is the normal opening dialog.

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Old 08-21-2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem with Opera after upgrading (I think it was to 7.1). I never figured out what the problem was. But, when I upgraded to 8.0, the problem never recurred.

So, if you're not using the latest version of Opera, upgrade might make the problem go away, as it did for me.

Just a thought.


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