Forum: The Testing Area
Topic: opera850.uci
started by: John

Posted by John on Oct. 04 2005,06:42
Please test the new Opera 8.50 Web Browser UCI extension and let us know how it performs.  

< ftp://ibiblio.org/pub....850.uci >
< ftp://ibiblio.org/pub....ci.info >
< ftp://ibiblio.org/pub....i.level >
< ftp://ibiblio.org/pub....md5.txt >

Posted by jls legalize on Oct. 04 2005,08:01
in the ftp the files are dated 4 oct 2004
Posted by John on Oct. 04 2005,11:19
I'm seeing 10/04/05.
Posted by MethodOne on Oct. 05 2005,01:15
When I use Opera 8.5, it works,  but I have the following problems:

This error appears when Opera starts:

I couldn't transfer my plugins to /opt/opera850/lib/opera/plugins, which is read-only even in root.  This also happens with the Firefox 1.0.6 extension.

Posted by mikshaw on Oct. 05 2005,01:46
UCI files are read-only no matter what...they're like cdroms in that respect.
One thing I've been thinking about is the possibility of creating an /opt/opera_plugins directory in user.tar.gz, with /opt/opera850/lib/opera/plugins being a symlink to this directory.  In this way the main application is read-only and umount-able, and the plugins directory is writeable so you can add more to it.  This could work for other uci apps' plugins, too.

Another possibility, for the sake of a cleaner /opt, could be a universal /opt/plugins directory in which apps add their plugins (/opt/plugins/firefox, /opt/plugins/opera, /opt/plugins/audacity...).  Just a passing thought.

Posted by hawki on Oct. 06 2005,11:49
put the following in plugin options directory


then it will use plugins that firefox uses
good luck

Posted by joer on Oct. 06 2005,21:05
hi hawki,

thanks for opera850, I am using it.
I don't undertand where to put the option.
Is it under preferences or must i edit something.
thx. I hope you make another one fixed.

Posted by hawki on Oct. 06 2005,22:51

go to
tools>preferences>advanced>content>plugin options>change path
to add the plugin path
good luck

Posted by hawki on Oct. 07 2005,11:49
If you really want plugins to work right you'll need the motif libraries.  I have built a .dsl for myself that I load.  I pulled them from a Knoppix live cd.  It has not been submitted to the repository because I don't think it meets the tracking requirements.  The files needed are

dsl@box:/usr/lib$ ls libXm* -l
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Oct  2 11:24 libXm.so.1 -> libXm.so.1.0.2
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1336528 May 27  2004 libXm.so.1.0.2
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 Oct  2 11:24 libXm.so.2 -> libXm.so.2.0.1
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1532400 May 27  2004 libXm.so.2.0.1

good luck

Posted by dare2dreamer on Oct. 09 2005,06:21
I'm able to use the opera8.uci on even my lightest machines because it does not run the mkwriteable script (and eat my ram.)

Perhaps two versions or putting the plugins in /home/dsl/.plugins would be a better, or at least lighter weight, solution?

Posted by hawki on Oct. 09 2005,13:30
If your use the "get firefox flash plugin" from the DSL menu it puts it in /ramdisk/opt/.firefox_plugins .  If you have the motif libraries and the plugins directory set properly then flash works.  You can then add opt/.firefox_plugins to your .filetool.lst file and it will get backed up so you don't have to go get it again.

BTW Java works well too if you use the jre1_5_0.uci and then configure /ramdisk/opt/jre1_5_0/lib/i386 as the java path.
good luck

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