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Old 12-09-2004, 02:33 AM   #1
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Embed Real Player...I am not ROOT


Hi. Sorry to trouble you with this. Mozilla/Firefox cannot embed Real Player...I know this is because Real Player is not in my system path...I think. How do I put RP in my system path if I am not root? I tried to alter my *.bashrc file...but to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 02:44 AM   #2
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Are you using RealPlayer 10?
If not, do cus it's loads better than rp8.
Install it as root, install it to /usr/local/RealPlayer, say yes to "system wide links" and give it /usr for the last path it asks for.
Then, invoke it with
/usr/local/RealPlayer/realplay
and tell it to "configure browser helpers" when it starts up.
This should sort everything out.
If not, copy the realplayer plugins to the firefox/plugins folder.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 02:49 AM   #3
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Hi. Thank you for the quick reply. Yes, I do have RP 10. I cannot switch to root as I am not the system administrator. Our SA let's us install stuff locally to our own computer...but we cannot mess with the usr/bin files...so I still need to know how to set the path without being root. Cheers.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:12 AM   #4
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then install it to /home/xxx/RealPlayer
where xxx is your home dir
repeat all other steps as previously mentioned
but invoke it with
/home/xxx/RealPlayer/realplay
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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Hello. It is already installed properly and it works independently...I will not embed in mozilla...I have already copied the plugins to the appropriate directory...and mozilla tells me that the rpm pluggin is enabled...however, when I pull up a site (say PBS and Frontline)...nothing happens. I need to know how to set the PATH in the system without being root. Cheers.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 04:08 AM   #6
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I know this isn't what you wanted but it's a nice workaround that comes to mind. Do right click on the link and "save as", Open the file it in a text editor, copy the address you find there to realplayer. Should work.
 
  


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