Unable to run Vivaldi beta2 on Puppy Linux [SORTOF SOLVED}
I'm unable to run Vivaldi beta2 on Puppy Linux (Precise) I've previously installed pre-beta snapshots on the same system and (having worked around the problem with running as root) they ran OK. I uninstalled and cleaned up before installing the beta. I used https://vivaldi.com/download/stable/vivaldi-beta_1.0.344.37-1_i386.deb. It seems correctly installed in /opt and the link in /usr/bin correctly calls the wrapper script in /opt However all happens when I invoke [i]vivaldi-beta[/i] from a shell window is that the cursor moves down as expected, but nothing appears - no vivaldi window, but more importantly no error messages. This is not a "hang" - I can ctrl-break out and close the window as desired. Other unrelated processes seem unaffected, and the system remains stable. ps/top/htop etc all show vivaldi-beta as running. I've also tried invoking [i]vivaldi-bin[/i] with exactly the same symptoms. I assume there is some library or other incompatibility causing this, but without any error messages to go on I'm struggling to know where to start looking ... any help please?
I've recently downloaded the latest full release version and had another go with the same result.
After a bit of faffing about (and some help from a knowledgeable bod at the Puppy forum) it seems that the problem lies with the sandboxing.
I can now run Vivaldi under Puppy but only by at least partially disabling the sandbox, thus:
# vivaldi-stable --user-data-dir /root/.config/vivaldi --disable-setuid-sandbox