Opera 10 not working on Snow Leopard

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  1. Ropie macrumors regular

    Ropie

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    I have tried multiple times to install and run Opera 10 on Snow Leopard on my 2007 MBP but it just won't work. The programme installs but on trying to open it, it either sits not responding or quits unexpectedly without even starting. I can't find any logical reason for this and there is no word of this on the Opera site.

    Anyone else having this issue or have any ideas? :confused::confused:
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Check in Console right after trying to open it. There could be clues there. You can also try deleting the preference file for Opera, ~/Library/Preferences/com.operasoftware.Opera.plist. I've got Opera 10.00 open right now on Snow Leopard so it does work.
     
  3. Ropie thread starter macrumors regular

    Ropie

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    Thanks for the response. I tried deleting the preference file, but to no avail.

    When I look at Console on trying to open Opera I get either (this one launched from Butler):

    22/10/2009 10:05:26 /Applications/Butler.app/Contents/MacOS/Butler[146] spawn_via_launchd() failed, errno=12 label=[0x0-0x135135].com.operasoftware.Opera path=/Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera flags=1
    22/10/2009 10:05:26 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[108] ([0x0-0x135135].com.operasoftware.Opera) fork() failed, will try again in one second: Resource temporarily unavailable
    22/10/2009 10:05:26 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[108] ([0x0-0x135135].com.operasoftware.Opera) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:8719 (23932):35


    or:

    22/10/2009 10:15:53 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[103] ([0x0-0x1c01c].com.operasoftware.Opera[175]) Exited: Killed
    22/10/2009 10:16:45 ReportCrash[901] Saved crash report for Opera[899] version 10.10 (6674) to /Users/Piero/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Opera_2009-10-22-101645_pieros-computer.crash
    22/10/2009 10:17:18 Problem Reporter[902] Internal error getting system profile: NSInternalInconsistencyException couldn't fork: errno 35
    22/10/2009 10:17:46 Problem Reporter[902] Timed out trying to get system profile information
    22/10/2009 10:18:10 /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder[113] NetworkBrowser failed to launch "/usr/bin/nmblookup" (Resource temporarily unavailable)


    or:

    22/10/2009 10:25:26 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[103] ([0x0-0x111111].com.operasoftware.Opera[911]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:3232 (23932):0
    22/10/2009 10:25:26 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[103] ([0x0-0x111111].com.operasoftware.Opera[911]) Exited: Killed


    or just simply:

    22/10/2009 10:26:29 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[103] ([0x0-0x117117].com.operasoftware.Opera[928]) Job appears to have crashed: Bus error


    It doesn't mean much to me. Sometimes, after trying to open Opera, the system just seems to die and I get error messages if I try to open any application! It's quite alarming and requires a restart. - EDIT: have subsequently found this was probably due to bash fork resource temporarily unavailable, which does stop after a few minutes. Still no Opera, though :(
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    It looks like it created a crash report:
    Code:
    22/10/2009 10:16:45 ReportCrash[901] Saved crash report for Opera[899] version 10.10 (6674) to /Users/Piero/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Opera_2009-10-22-101645_pieros-computer.crash
    You can see that for some more details, though they tend to be a little cryptic too. I see Butler mentioned too at the start of the errors. Maybe it has a hand in the issue. I've never used it.

    From those errors it's hard to say if Opera is the culprit or the victim. I did find that Opera has additional preference/profile files though than the one I mentioned before.

    • ~/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences/
      [*]~/Library/Preferences/Opera 10 Preferences/
      [*]~/Library/Application Support/Opera/
      [*]~/Library/Application Support/Opera 10/
     
  5. Ropie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I took a look at the crash report - it's far too cryptic, like you say :rolleyes: No other opera files present in the locations you mention. Butler was installed just a couple of days ago (and is really great) - I have been trying to get Opera going for a couple of weeks at least now. Thanks anyway buddy.
     
  6. BadOPCode macrumors newbie

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    Got it fixed

    I got it fixed. It seems to be a bug in the auto-update. From a command line type 'rm -R ~/Library/Caches/Opera'
    Fixed my problem at least. Hope it helps!
     

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