On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 21:11:03 -0400, <furufuru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I installed Opera 8.50 on a Debian testing (etch) box and
got the error message cited below. The package was
I have the lesstif2 package installed.
Next, I downloaded and installed the Opera package for Debian
stable (sarge), opera_8.50-20050916.5-shared-qt_en_sarge_i386.deb,
which works without the error.
Well, I'm happy with this for the moment, but since difference
between the stable and testing distributions becomes wider
and wider as time goes on, I'd eventually like to switch to
the etch version of opera. Could someone tell me what's wrong
with the etch version?
By the way, although I didn't mind the add banner, 8.50 is
a huge boost when I recommend Opera to friends! Before, I
had to add, ". . . the only potential drawback is the
add banner," after praising Opera.
=== error message on start up =========================
Opera encountered a problem during plug-in setup.
Plug-ins will not work properly.
Check your installation.
Could not start plug-in executable 'operamotifwrapper'.
Please install Motif.
(Path can be modified in Preferences dialog)
Nothing wrong with the "etch" version, it is compiled for use with gcc 4
(where the ".5" package is for gcc 3.3). If you have gcc 4, get it. We've
had posts from Ubuntu 5.10 users who report is solves several problems
they encountered with the ".5" package.
Motif - install any version of either lesstif or OpenMotif. The
operamotifwrapper-3 is specifically for OpenMotif, there should also be an
operamotifwrapper-2 which works with my current version of lesstif (in
Mandrake 10) and even operamotifwrapper-1 for really old systems, though
perhaps the latter is dropped in shared versions that can't run on older
systems. Anything that provides some version of libXm.so should allow most
plugins to work - any plugin which is actually compatible with Netscape
4.x anyway, see various posts about mplayer-plugin not being compatible.
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