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"Most binary distributions come from Netscape plugins support enabled, but if you compile from sources, you need to install lesstif, remove config.cache and re-run configure, in kdebase (check that it compiles the contents of kdebase/nsplugins/). If the auto-detection of the plugins fails, try running "nspluginscan" from the command line. "
I know how to do *none* of this. I'm a Mac & Win98 user, interested in Linux. Can someone tell me how I can install a new plugin for Konqueror, using the GUI environment? I have "N E W B I E" written in large letters on my forehead...
okay, so you the flash plugin, there should be install or readme files for the plugin after you unzip it and are ready to install.
read the install and readme files to get going on where and how to install the plugin for netscape. and most likely, where you need to place the files for netscape to read from for the plugin, you will need to place them in the kdebase/nsplugins/ directory.
or you can try to run nsplugins from the command line to see if it might already be there.
but if your using konqueror and its not loading flash when needed, then i don't think your gonna be able to load a plugin from the GUI, your gonna need to revert to command line.
it seems to me that konqueror actually pulls plugins that netscape has installed. try following the directions for installing it for netscape, since the directions actually refer to nsplugins, which would be netscape plugins.
what distro are you using. i know most don't come flash as a plugin already preinstalled with netscape.
open konqueror, select settings tab at top,select configure konqueror,in the left frame at the bottom select 'netscape plugins' that will display all of the plugins that it found, along with the directories that it searched. there's a radio button that says to scan for new plugins every time kde starts. also you can add new directories to scan, you could even put / to scan the entire box for plugins if you want.
The tab is missing because kdebase splugins is not installed. Open up the mandrake package manager and search installable for kdebase. This will give a couple of rpms probably, pick the nsplugins option. Nsplugins will now be an option from configure konquerer.