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I downloaded the Opera browser and it will only load from the command line. I enter the same command in the execution field when I set up a new "link to application" but the hourglass just spins until it eventually times out... why won't it load when the icon is clicked?
I know in order to get my desktop links to work correctly in KDE i have to name them "linkname".desktop where linkname is the name of the link. Also opera should make a link for itself in the /bin dir when it installs, so the execution path needs only to be 'opera' as this is already in your PATH environment variable.
I put it in quotes and tried again... it's funny because it will come up in my taskbar with an hourglass like it is going to load but then it just dissapears off my taskbar and nothing ever loads.... it's the exact same command i put in the terminal...
[root@localhost steve]# ln -s/home/steve/Opera/./opera.bin /usr/bin/opera
ln: invalid option -- /
Try `ln --help' for more information.
[root@localhost steve]# ln-s/home/steve/Opera.bin/usr/bin/opera
bash: ln-s/home/steve/Opera.bin/usr/bin/opera: No such file or directory
[root@localhost steve]# ln-s/home/steve/Opera.bin /usr/bin/opera
bash: ln-s/home/steve/Opera.bin: No such file or directory
you might, in time, like to install programs in a better folder, like at /usr/local, to keep the system more organized, plus every user will be able to run programs located at /usr/local. (e.g: opera could be installed at /usr/local/opera )
I'm not familiar with Opera (I've used with Libranet, but did not like it). But the above procedure would work. Basically, download it, uncompress to /usr/local, make a link with ln -s /usr/local/opera/opera /usr/bin/opera and it should start by typing opera only