Opening Opera as user

Armin Pirkovitsch armin at
Wed Feb 2 06:16:40 UTC 2011

Could you post your environment variables?

btw. how do you login / start x? (eg login in the console and use 
startx, or using any login manager like xdm, kdm, gdm, slim...)


On 02/02/11 06:47, Rem P Roberti wrote:
>> 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.
> Rem
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