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    Lightbulb HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Warty

    Moved!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=40467

    The guide is now located in the Hoary forum. The install instructions is the same for Warty and Hoary so I didn't see any point of seperating them.
    Last edited by joh; September 6th, 2005 at 09:20 AM. Reason: Updated it for Opera 8.01

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    Thanks
    Great Work

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    Nice howto
    See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too.

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    Unhappy Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    First, thank you for the write up. Was the most helpful one I could find. Also, pardon my utter noobness...

    Sadly I wasn't able to get it to work for me. I type the command to install Opera in the Terminal which completes with the following result:

    "Setting up opera-static (8.01-20050615.1) ..."

    Yet I don't see Opera installed anywhere, other than the Package Manager.

    In fact opera.desktop doesn't exist. Completing the rest of the instructions just to cover my bases yields no success. Opera just can't be found.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot
    Yet I don't see Opera installed anywhere, other than the Package Manager.
    Try launching Opera to see if it has installed successfuly.
    Right-click on your desktop and choose "Open Terminal'.

    At the prompt enter this command and hit the enter key.
    Does Opera start-up?

    Code:
    $ opera
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    Smile Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    I'm such a dunce. Can't believe I didn't think to type opera in the Terminal. Too many years of Windows I guess.

    Thanks Xian and OP. For some reason Opera just wouldn't appear in the Applications shortcut (following the full instructions) until I launched it first in the Terminal and accepted the Graphical Ads option.
    Last edited by bugmenot; June 18th, 2005 at 07:54 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    Opera doesn't create the opera.desktop, thats what that part of the HOWTO is about.

    Sometimes the GNOME Application menu doesn't update before you restart in.

    Doing this in the terminal should do the trick:
    Code:
    killall gnome-panel

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    The only thing that bothers me still is that Opera is not taking on the color scheme of the theme I am using. When you select anything in the menus, or in any of the dropdowns, the hightlight is always blue, even though I'm using Clearlooks Olive. Any suggestions?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    AFAIK Opera is a QT based application and does not support GTK theme attributes.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Riggs
    The only thing that bothers me still is that Opera is not taking on the color scheme of the theme I am using. When you select anything in the menus, or in any of the dropdowns, the hightlight is always blue, even though I'm using Clearlooks Olive. Any suggestions?
    Press SHIFT+F12 and in the Skin-Tab select the Opera Standard skin (if not already selected) and in Color scheme select "System color scheme".

    That does it for me..

    dakira

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