Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Opera Browser for Linux

If you arent averse to using closed source softwares on Ubuntu, this is something to try out. Opera for Linux has taken gigantic steps since it was first launched and as of now it really is one of the better browsers out there.

Opera browsers arent open-source although they are free for downloads. Its the interface of the browser which has won it many fans over the years. The speed dial, Opera Turbo, Widgets etc. are all part of browser history now. The Linux version of it, although with a few modifications is more or less similar to its Windows counterpart. The installation is easy and hassle free and hence in my opinion, worth a try.

How to Install:

Go to the Download page and download the installation file. I would suggest using the Debian Package for easy installation.

After the download (in case of the Debian Package), its a matter of double clicking on the file and installing it.



  1. somehow I ended up getting solutions from you for my faults whatever i did to ruin my system.
    Hope this time also same wud happen.
    this time the problem seems to be the big one.

    sudo not working.. unable to connect to network,mounted portion of hard disk.

    sudo:must be setuid root --this is the message I'm getting in the terminal

    History behind this is I ended up changing the owner by putting the following while fixing someother problem

    sudo chown -R myusername:myusername /home/myusername/.*

    after reboot, I'm unable to connect to the network and above mentioned problems (sudo:must be setuid root)

    surfed through the net and tried some of the solutions provided in this link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1363859

    this is the output of the commands
    ls -alh /usr/bin/sudo

    ---s--x--x 2 mohanram mohanram 106k 2010-06-19 01:58 /usr/bin/sudo

    ls -alh /etc/sudoers

    -r--r----- 1 mohanram mohanram 470 2010-04-24 05:38 /etc/sudoers

    find /{s,}bin /usr/{s,}bin -perm +6000 -exec ls -alh '{}' +

    -rwsr-xr-x 1 mohanram mohanram 25k 2008-12-08 14:44 /bin/su
    ---s--x--x 2 mohanram mohanram 106k 2010-06-19 01:58 /usr/bin/sudo
    ---s--x--x 2 mohanram mohanram 106k 2010-06-19 01:58 /usr/bin/sudoedit

    Need ur help to solve this


  2. you will have to boot into the recovery console, during the booting process and when you get the terminal type the following:

    chwon root:root /usr/bin/sudo

    chmod 4755 /usr/bin/sudo

    one after the other, finally type 'reboot' and see if that solves your problem.

  3. I tried all the possible solutions provided in the

    chwon root:root /usr/bin/sudo

    chmod 4755 /usr/bin/sudo

    Still, the problem is not solved.

  4. have u run the live CD and tried this out? if not you should do that.

    see what you get when you type the following in the terminal:

    ls -l /usr/bin/sudo

    if that shows u arent the root user, then try the following command:

    chmod u+s /usr/bin/sudo