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Old 03-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
systemaddict
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Opera on Lenny doesn't recognise hyperlinks


Hi Guys, some background: I've got a box running Etch which seems to have a bad memory controller (I get segmentation faults left, right and centre) so I've built a new 'puter with twice the CPU power (2.4Ghz Intel Q6600 vs Athlon 1000+) and four times the RAM (2Gig vs 512M). I downloaded Lenny three days ago and, apart from some screen resolution issues which I've been discussing in the Newbie forum, most things have been working just fine.

However, I downloaded Opera yesterday (opera_9.64.2480.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb - same version I've been using on the Etch box) and I've seen some strange behaviour. A lot of sites, this one for example, work as expected, but if I go to, for example, www.bbc.co.uk or www.guardian.co.uk, the hyperlinks don't work, the cursor doesn't change to a hand when I hover over the links and clicking over the links doesn't do anything. The same pages work normally using Opera on my Etch box so it seems to be an issue with Lenny, or maybe Gnome on Lenny (I have KDE on the Etch box).

Anyone else experiencing this? Anyone have any idea what might be causing it?

SysA
 
Old 03-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Can't say I have ever run into that, and I've run Opera on Lenny (now Squeeze) for months.

I do have a tip though: instead of downloading Opera .debs manually, add the correct line to sources.list and install via apt-get/aptitude/synaptic. Instructions at http://deb.opera.com/
 
Old 03-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've uninstalled Opera and reinstalled using apt-get, there has been a change in that the cursor now changes to a fist when it is over a hyperlink on the www.bbc.co.uk home page, but clicking still does nothing.

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Update, Gnome doesn't seem to be the problem as Opera behaves in the same way with KDE.

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