Subject: Re: opera6 pkg (i386) having problems?
To: None <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/09/2003 09:52:58
On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 02:39:52PM +0100, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> My problem on 1.5.3 was caused, strangely enough, by the fact,
> that ~/.opera/adprefs.ini has _no_ comment character (';') in its first
> line. Using this line
>   ; Opera Preferences version 2.0
> in adprefs.ini lets me start Opera 6, when it only crashed with a
> segfault before. All other *.ini files do not have this comment
> character and all is well, only adprefs.ini needs it. I verified, that
> on Linux Opera 6 doesn't need this small workaround.
> I doubt, that this is the exact cause of your problem, because you are
> using -current and the segfault doesn't occur right at the start.

Well, as you said, this is not the exact cause of my problem, but it
*did* lead me to discover that I had created ~/.opera as a symlink
to a directory in /var/tmp that no longer existed after my reinstall!
(I had been using Opera 6.03 or so successfully for over a year)

Opera still crashes on exit, but this seems to have made the random
crashes occur with less frequency, and at least now it saves my
preferences.  :)


Jeff Rizzo