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Old 10-20-2002, 01:37 PM   #1
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opera 6.03


After some suggestions elsewhere, I am still trying to get a desk top icon for the opera 6.03 browser that I use.

i currently have the "Qt static" version downloaded and working, but have to use the "run" command from kde menu to get it going.

I have tried downloading and installing the "Qt shared" version for redhat/mandrake, but when I try to install from the rpm, I get the failed dependency thing for libqt.so.2, so I download that, and try to install it.

That gives me failed dependency libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3 which, when I try and locate, seems to disappear in a blizzard of numbers and not being able to sus which of the "plethora" of rpm available to download to get round that "failed dep"!

any idea's please or suggestions as to how I get the Icon to the desktop or even onto the browser section of the mandrake/kde menu

regards

John

p.s. anyone know if there is anyway of getting the LQ spell checker working under opera 6.03??

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Old 10-20-2002, 02:49 PM   #2
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Re: opera 6.03

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Originally posted by bigjohn
After some suggestions elsewhere, I am still trying to get a desk top icon for the opera 6.03 browser that I use.

i currently have the "Qt static" version downloaded and working, but have to use the "run" command from kde menu to get it going.

I have tried downloading and installing the "Qt shared" version for redhat/mandrake, but when I try to install from the rpm, I get the failed dependency thing for libqt.so.2, so I download that, and try to install it.

That gives me failed dependency libstdc++-libc6.1-2.so.3 which, when I try and locate, seems to disappear in a blizzard of numbers and not being able to sus which of the "plethora" of rpm available to download to get round that "failed dep"!

any idea's please or suggestions as to how I get the Icon to the desktop or even onto the browser section of the mandrake/kde menu

regards

John

p.s. anyone know if there is anyway of getting the LQ spell checker working under opera 6.03??
As for spell checker working under Opera, I'd point this out to Jeremy if it truly doesn't work.



Hey John, what have you tried? Do you try the right click on the desktop, add application, and then supply the info to launch opera? Or something else. I am not sure what your problem could be, especially if you can run it. I will try to do a screen by screen how to for you, it will take me a few minutes though.

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Old 10-20-2002, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Chad,

I have managed to get the 6.03 to run after using your suggestion in whatever other thread you said it in, but for the life of me, I can't find any stuff about desktop icon's and trying the menudrake thing, it's confusing the F**k out of me (not a hard thing too do!). But as previously mentioned, that is with the "Qt static" rpm, it all goes to a sack of shit when I try the "Qt shared" version, though I'm wondering if that is to do with the shared version being for "redhat 7/mandrake 8"?

Oh and just for info, I have manage to get the xmms playing the stream from virgin radio but the audio wasn't brilliant. Still trying to sus out how to play a cd with it.

regards

John
 
Old 10-20-2002, 03:19 PM   #4
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Ok John, I've got the pics all taken, but can't allow anonymous FTP right now on my server, so I'll be giving you a temp login and pass:

Login: bigjohn
pass: linuxq

Ok, so here goes (I wrote this as I was takin the shots ):
Ok John, here goes:

In snapshot 1, this is a naked desktop, I am showing you this so you can
see where I begin.

In Snapshot 2 I have right clicked on my desktop and went to Create New
and now am going to click on
Link to Application

Snapshot 3:

I have clicked on Link to Application, and this is the box that should
appear.

Snapshot 4:

I have made my own Title for this application (appropriately titled Opera)
and have even found an Opera Icon in my choice of icons when I click the
default "gear" icon.

Snapshot 5:

I clicked the execute TAB at the top, and typed in the simple command (no
capital letters) opera

In Snapshot 6:

I clicked OK on the Box I was in, and it put the icon on my desktop.

In snapshot 7:

I have clicked the new Icon, and it launched Opera

Now, head over to ftp://masterc.no-ip.org (supply your login and pass from above)

And enter the screenshots folder, there are the pics referring to snapshot 1-7

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Old 10-20-2002, 04:11 PM   #5
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btw, if I can get my anonymous problem fixed, I will post that to make things easier, and more accessible for future reference to this page.

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Old 10-20-2002, 04:28 PM   #6
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Chad you have surpassed your self.

I have printed the shots off and am going to reboot back into the mandrake now to try it, I'll let you know the result

many thanks

John
 
Old 10-20-2002, 04:29 PM   #7
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Thanks John

Good Luck

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Old 10-20-2002, 05:00 PM   #8
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Well bugger me sideways with the rough end of a pineapple,

It worked, hip hip hippo!!!!!!

Now if only someone could invent the "trekkiesque" transporter, because if they could, there would be a bottle of Jack Daniels winging it's way in your direction.

I won't do the waynes world "we are unworthy" bit if you don't mind, it'd be like visual gags on the radio - a bit pointless,

Now I,m armed with the screen shots, I'll download the realplayer again and try it with that.

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, I don't suppose you know anything about the "shorewall" firewall (or is that being a little brass necked), because if I do an "interactive login", and tell it not to start the firewall, I can get straight into the opera/connection, but it would appear that when I've got it up and running, when I try and connect, I get the "cannot find server" dialogue.


I would like to say that it's a pleasure to read your posts, you should try and get the navy to get you on some sort of instructors course, it seems that you have a definite gift for being able to teach idiots like me. And if, when you get the results of your promotion exam, and it should turn out to be "thumbs down", find out who the examiner is and I'll send the boys round with a "black and decker" for his knee caps. lol

Seriously, i reckon that when god was giving out the "smarts", you must have gone for a second portion.

That ftp thing that you set up was unbelieveable, it gives me something else to try and learn.

again, many thanks

regards

John

p.s. I have also just tried the "spell check" again and it doesn't seem to work with the 6.03, the submit is great, as is the preview, but apart from the button changing to the darker colour (as if it was working), nothing else seem to happen, but being a nugget, I wouldn't know if that is connected to having to use the "Qt static" version and not the shared one.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 05:06 PM   #9
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off topic, but interesting.

Found this yesterday, http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/27692.html I am finding it quite amusing to see where linux is being trialled.

regards

John
 
Old 10-21-2002, 01:03 AM   #10
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Kick A$$, I am very happy it worked for you John.

Thank you for the compliments, but really I am not really much more than a newbie still myself.

And thank you for that link, that's pretty damn cool. I would like to be an instructor, that'd be some nice duty. But for now, I will have to wait and see what will happen Late in June of next year at the latest (assuming I get the thumbs down for this round of exam's for advancement).

I will be happy to show you step by step screenshots for the Realplayer problem as well if we can't "suss" those out either.

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Old 10-21-2002, 02:37 PM   #11
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I still can't get over being able to click on the opera icon and getting straight in.

I keep looking at the screen shots that I printed off and thinking how absolutely f*****g brilliant it is for a method of helping nuggets like me.

Though at the moment, i'm printing off the "nomad" stuff that is on your sig'
it's what I call well written, straight forward and easily understood. Well done in finding that.

Again Chad, keep up the good work.

regards

John

p.s. I presume that you must have dropped Jeremy a line or something, because I just clicked on the spell check and bingo!
 
Old 10-21-2002, 07:59 PM   #12
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Actually Jeremy is just that good of a Webmaster. He really keeps up on the threads well it seems. Must have glanced over this, or maybe it auto resolved itself.

Thanks for the compliments again John, it was no trouble doing that for ya.

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Old 10-22-2002, 03:33 AM   #13
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Top marks and gold stars to whoever

Though it's easy to get carried away with the quest for knowledge and forget that Jeremy is without a doubt the power behind the throne of linuxquestions.org!!!!!

regards

john
 
Old 10-24-2002, 10:42 PM   #14
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Well John, I got anonymous FTP fixed from help from Mik, but I removed the folder with the screenshots, so if you need them again, I would be happy to make them again, but for now, there aren't any on the anon server.

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