Opening Opera as user

Rem P Roberti remegius at
Wed Feb 2 07:22:32 UTC 2011

>     I always start x as user.  I learned early on not to make the
>     mistake of starting X as root.  I use Fluxbox with X, and had a
>     terminal window open there with root invoked for that window. 
>     That's when I first tried to open linux-opera.  Naturally, it
>     opened fine, but will not open if I try to do the same thing from
>     a terminal window as user.  I would like to set up Opera to open
>     from the Fluxbox menu, but in order for that to happen the program
>     needs to be opened as user, which is just what I can't do.
> I'm not an opera user so maybe there's a reason I'm not aware of, but 
> why are you using linux-opera and not the native version?
> You can try to run it under truss(1) to see if that gives any clues as 
> where it's failing.

The reason that I installed linux-opera, as opposed to the native 
version, is that all of the linux plugins seem to work quite well with 
this version.  Flash, for example, works beautifully, which is something 
that I have never had success using with any other browser and FreeBSD.


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