I have a 64-bit version of Opera/Kestrel (confirmed with "file")
[cj][~]$ which opera
[cj][~]$ file /usr/bin/opera
/usr/bin/opera: Bourne shell script text executable
*>Digs through the script to find "real" opera<*
[cj][~]$ file /usr/lib/opera/9.50-20071122.2/opera
/usr/lib/opera/9.50-20071122.2/opera: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
ELF 64-bit LSB executable.
I have a few varieties of Java installed, to include Sun's 1.6 in both JDK and JRE form, a Blackdown 1.4.2 plugin somewhere, and a few files here and there which I think "apt-get remove" may have failed to remove... Anywhoo, when I use file against any of the following...
...they all return the filename plus the string: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped. So they're all AMD, all 64-bit ELF binaries. This matches my Opera binary.
I've googled and ogled and poked around, and I have read in a few different locations that Opera does not use the plugin but rather the actual JRE environment to render Java. I don't know if this is true, but anytime I have java enabled, regardless of which directory I use for the JVM, as soon as a page with an applet loads, Opera crashes.
I can make do with another browser if I can get Java to work with them, but I'd like to get it working in Opera if I can. It's like the extra credit you do after you've already finished your program for your development class; you've stayed up this late, so you'd might as well go ahead and keep on working it out... Even though the program's done, and you would be satisfied that it's a job well done, that little bit extra just keeps you going... Well, that's me -- I want that little bit extra.
Thanks in advance for any help... LQ has helped me out a lot in the past. I wish I had the time to lurk on the forums here and help out in return, but the best I can offer is to properly tag my posts and post the resolution if/when I find one...