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Old 02-13-2014, 06:05 AM   #1
talalarif2003
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Opera Browser Issues For Linux


i have just installed 12.11 opera browser, for my linux operating system...trouble is that its not browsing, even google.com is not opening, its just installed, and i feel there are some initial settings that needs to be done....

Kindly advise asap.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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Things that aren't your problem:
  • 12.16 is available - check if your repos carry that, as there will have been security fixes between 12.11 and 12.16
  • Note that 12.16 is likely to be the last...for a while. On windows (and mac???) Opera has been working on what is effectively an entirely new browser, being based on a different back end. As far as I know, Linux is still intended to get the newer version at some, rather unclear, future point, but when that will be (and there are even some questions about if that will be) is unclear. In the interim, we are cut off from progress.
  • There is a project - otter-browser - that attempts to produce an opera-work-alike. I'd say it isn't ready yet, but YMMV, and versions available for different distros might be, err, different
  • Something like Midori or Quxpedia might also be a good alternative

Things that might be your problem
  • Is networking actually working?
  • Can you ping google (by name)
  • Can you ping Google (by ip)
  • If the second works, but not the first, you have a DNS problem
  • Failing that, your problem is likely to be in Opera > Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Network

If you want help with that, you'll have to say some things about how the network to which you are connecting is set up.
 
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
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Where did you even get 12.11?
You should only download Opera browser from the official Opera website.
http://www.opera.com/computer/linux
In most cases, you should check you distro's repositories for software. Opera may not be in the repositories, however, if you use a distro like Debian. This is only because Opera is a non-free software that is against the Debian philosophy.
 
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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Your post suggests you have Mint, and their repositories — both the current and the LTS versions have Opera 12.16. I'd uninstall what you've got and get the repository version. If you're using an older Mint than 13, then that should be updated.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
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Where did you even get 12.11?
You should only download Opera browser from the official Opera website.
http://www.opera.com/computer/linux
In most cases, you should check you distro's repositories for software. Opera may not be in the repositories, however, if you use a distro like Debian. This is only because Opera is a non-free software that is against the Debian philosophy.

Opera has been "free" for many years, but the source for their "presto" engine was proprietary and not available. The "new" Opera uses blink/chromium and is now open source.

I've been ranting about the "new" opera for almost a year in this thread, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175456599/
 
Old 02-14-2014, 12:59 AM   #6
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Opera has been "free" for many years, but the source for their "presto" engine was proprietary and not available. The "new" Opera uses blink/chromium and is now open source.

I've been ranting about the "new" opera for almost a year in this thread, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175456599/
Opera is "free to use" but "non-free" as it's source code is propriety. The latest Linux version is 12.16 using Presto. There is still no official word on when, or even if, a Linux version of Opera Next will be available.

Debian uses a stricter definition for "free" than most other Distros. (which is why we usually add a few non-free repositories to solve minor quirks )
 
Old 02-14-2014, 03:33 AM   #7
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Opera is "free to use" but "non-free" as it's source code is propriety. The latest Linux version is 12.16 using Presto. There is still no official word on when, or even if, a Linux version of Opera Next will be available...

Isn't that what I said?

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Opera has been "free" for many years, but the source for their "presto" engine was proprietary and not available. The "new" Opera uses blink/chromium and is now open source...
BTW, the blink/chromium based Opera is called just that, Opera, and the current "stable" release is, Opera 19.0.1326.63.

"Opera Next" is the "next" release and is offered for testing to the user base. You might call it a beta version of the next planned release.

They have also added another version called, "Opera Developer," which I guess you could say is the alpha version of a future release.
 
  


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