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Start firefox and get jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin from Sun's java site. cd to the directory that contains your downloaded java bin. Make a directory in /opt called java and install the jre bin there. Install it and link the plugin. Here are the steps.
# mkdir /opt/java
# cp jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin /opt/java
# cd /opt/java
# sh ./jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin
# cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
# ln -s /opt/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
Kill Firefox and restart it. Enter "about:plugins" in the Firefox address bar and you should see the java plugins.
Originally posted by spooon By the way, I just read in the yum manpage that you can specify packages as "name.arch", so maybe you could do "yum install firefox.i386" ? I dunno; just a suggestion.
Unless you've specified a yum repo that contains the package <name>.<arch>, yum won't find the package. For example, if you use the default x86_64 repos, there is no firefox.i386 package for yum to install or update.
I got Firefox working with Flash... YAY! Now the bad news, it seems it has totally killed gnome Im running in KDE right now and thats ok, Kde is a neat little gui but I cant login as root anymore. I tried reinstalling gnome but now im getting library conflicts and stuff and IM quite lost.... Im ok with gnome being gone, the biggest deal is I really need gui root access becasue its been the only way I can get things installed properly and stuffs. Additonaly, my mozilla thunderbird seems to have disappered but is still showing as installed... total weridness.
I realize that I proably appear pretty ignorant about this time and I admit that I am, but I am trying to learn and any help anyone could give me would be much appreciated.
You should avoid logging in as root. A better practice is to login as yourself, then "su" to root with the command "su -" (don't forget the "-"). If you're using graphical tools that need root access, you'll be prompted for the password.
If you want to restore gnome, you need to provide more details about the problem, like what happens when you login; do you get a desktop; does the mouse work; are there any illuminating messages in /var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.log; and so on.
As for thunderbird, open a terminal window and type "thunderbird" at the command line. What happens?
Rather than abandoning x_64, you could reinstall the whole gnome package with both i386 and x_64 libs, THEN install only firefox.i386, this will allow you to use 32-bit firefox and plug-ins and still use 64-bit apps when available.