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Opera quit working in Puppy 4.3.1
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 22:15    Post_subject:  Opera quit working in Puppy 4.3.1
Sub_title: Black screen with Home icon in left corner is all that's left

A friend, beginning computer user who I set up with Puppy 4.3.1, reports (via her sister's computer) that Opera (10?) no longer starts, but gives her a black screen with HOME in the left corner (don't know if upper or lower). I suggested using Seamonkey 1 to read her webmail until I can fix Opera

Does this problem sound familiar to anyone? The user, who did me a big favor being my first Puppy guinea pig a few years ago, is not familiar with computer terminology so it could conceivably be a terminal window of some kind. I cannot pay a house call because I will be out of town for a week.

I don't recall if I used a Puppy package, or just unpacked Opera in its own directory.
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 23:30    Post_subject:  

Hello, sindi.

We'd indeed need as many precisions as possible to solve such a problem.

Best regards.

"Logical entities must not be multiplied needlessly." / "Il ne faut pas multiplier les êtres logiques inutilement." (Ockham)
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 19:58    Post_subject:
Sub_title: offhand

I'm guessing probably the roxpin barfed (and/or the old wallpaper appdir), that usually presents the symptoms as described if it gets corrupted. Restore from /initrd/pup_ro2 if that's the case (install-type allowing).

Open opera from the menu should work. Series 10 is a winner (unless somehow a 'latest version' update got jumbled in Razz )

Consider losing the roxpin altogether if it's not a high priority (pmount for mounting and a nice bg-setter like hsetroot is all you really need if a drag'n'drop desktop isn't desired).

Oh! .. sindi Smile .. how's it going, ace?
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 02:51    Post_subject: opera
Sub_title: not fixed yet

I have not had time to go there and fix things. I unpacked opera in its own directory rather than installing it. Will update it when I go. Thanks for the suggested solution. Trying to make Youtube work in Opera 11 and 12 first.
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