[TAG] Opera dead in the water
bob van der Poel
bvdp at xplornet.com
Thu Mar 16 05:15:53 MSK 2006
Brian Bilbrey wrote:
> Now: In Firefox (which you say is working), Select from the menu Edit ->
> Preferences. On the General tab, click the connection settings button.
> What does it say there? Of the 4 options (Direct connection, Auto-detect
> proxy, Manual proxy, Automatic proxy), which radio button is enabled? If
Yup, "Direct Connection"
> it says that Direct Connection is the way, well then. I'm confused. If.
I'm confused as well :)
CHecking (again) opera under Tools->Preferences->Advanced->Network it
says to click for setting proxies if not connected directly to the
internet. Double checking that, these fields are all empty.
> OTOH, one of the others is selected, and you can translate those
> settings to Opera's Tools -> Preferences: Advanced Tab, Network, click
> on Proxy Servers dialog, then maybe this will have been some help.
> Odd that lynx works, if proxying is on. What does
> echo $http_proxy
> yield, from the commmand line?
Nothing. Nor does "set | grep -i htt"
Just to summarize some things:
- this all worked just fine before I upgraded from dialup to my new
connection. I had a 8.x version installed (which worked fine). When that
didn't work with the new connection I dl'd 9.0 beta ... but the results
- every other net aware program I've used so far (Thunderbird, Firefox,
Bittorrent, gtk-gnutella, ntpd ...) all work just fine.
- the only things I did when the new "modem" was installed was to use
the Mandriva wizard to set up the ethernet. As soon as the connection
was established, everything worked. The only thing I didn't need to do
was to dial in.
My only other GUESS is that it is something to do with my connection.
The broadband connection is Ka satellite. I did check with the provider,
but they had nothing on the help system for Opera problems.
Also, I've checked a number of web references and did find some stuff
similar, but they appear to be of the windows + proxy type.
Getting ready to erase opera ...
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
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