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Opera on Solaris 9

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Opera on Solaris 9

Problem: after installing Opera on Solaris 9, fonts in Opera are either invisible or mostly invisible, rendering Opera useless.

Solution:
Opera is set up to use the X Freetype Library if it is installed. It doesn't do it correctly. Uninstall these packages:

# pkginfo | grep SUNWxwxf
system      SUNWxwxft                        Xft (X Freetype) Library
system      SUNWxwxftx                       Xft (X Freetype) Library (64-bit)
...and Opera will work correctly.

Note that if anything else depends on the X Freetype Library, you have a problem.

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