Opening Opera as user

Rem P Roberti remegius at
Wed Feb 2 05:47:15 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.

That's interesting.  The problem is that there is no /root/.opera 
folder.  As a matter of fact there doesn't seem to be any folders at all 
that refer to the linux-opera browser, in my /home/user directory, or 
anywhere else.  So I have no idea where the program is storing the 
profile info.


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