Opening Opera as user

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Wed Feb 2 05:36:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Rem P Roberti <remegius at> wrote:
> I installed linux-opera, and I guess I made a mistake by opening it the
> first time as root, when I should have opened as user.  At any rate, I can
> now only open the browser as root, and when I do I get this message:
> opera: $HOME set to /root. Use -personaldir if you do not want to use
> /root/.opera/
> Can someone give me a heads up on how to fix this, as the above message is a
> mystery to me.

Most likely, it is trying to use /root/.opera for your profile and is
crashing early in the startup because the regular user can't write
there. I would save any bookmarks or other useful items and then
delete the folder. I haven't run into this in FreeBSD but you can get
similar problems in Windows if a global profile is created in
C:\Program Files\Opera by an administrator.

Rob Farmer

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