I'm pretty new as well, and I thought I'd, you know, say hi. I do have a couple of points though...recently installed Mandrake 8.2
(from CDs) and it seems to have screwed up an awful lot. I had to manually reinstall gcc, almost all the libraries, random stuff won't compile... anyone else had this problem? If this is the install that's supposed to convince first-time, non-geek users that Linux is a nice straightforward OS it's not going to work.Opera problems
- I have the NS compatible flash 5 plugin from Macromedia, which works fine in Mozilla, and I want to use it in Opera cos I like Opera. But it doesn't work. I go to a page with Flash in and it (a) locks up Opera and sometimes the whole machine in a very worrying way for 30-60 seconds, then doesn't display any Flash. I have all the requirements, I checked the Flash install FAQ on the Opera site, I have the other required plugin (uh, Envoy, is it called? can't remember off-hand), I've checked about:plugins and it seems to be there... I'm a bit stuck.
Also, every now and then I'll tweak a setting in Preferences and suddenly, it won't load any pages any more. It just sits there when you tell it to go somewhere and refuses to download anything. It'll work fine with local pages, but nothing on the net. I'm convinced it's something to do with opera6.ini, because when I remove that or restore a backup it suddenly works again - but I haven't a clue whereabouts. Might be connected with the aforementioned plugins.
It all looks much nicer now that I've got it using anti-aliased fonts though.