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Old 01-22-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Opera Installed; Shows in Menu, Won't Run

I'm running ubuntu intrepid, Linux-desktop 2.6.27-9-generic #1 SMP UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux.
I got Opera installed after quite a few tries. I downloaded it twice from the Opera website using their installer, only to have it come up that there was no package available to install, so I think that I have two Opera .deb packages somewhere on my system.
I downloaded a tar package also from the Opera website and got that installed using ./ It shows up in the menu, but clicking on the icon doesn't accomplish anything, nor does ./opera using the command line.
What should my next step be?

Thanks, zoey
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uninstall the deb packages, if installed

whereis opera
find / -name opera
Old 01-22-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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whereis opera;
opera: /usr/bin/opera /usr/lib/opera /usr/share/opera /usr/share/man/man1/opera.1

I don't see any deb packages, I think that is from the tar that I installed. It sure looked like a couple of deb packages were downloading though.

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Try running Opera from the command line:
$ /usr/bin/opera &

If it runs, then only the menulink is trashed for whatever reason


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