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Old 08-29-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Having trouble installing Mozilla plug-ins


I went to the Netscape to get plug-ins for Java, Adobe Acrobat, Flash Player, and RealPlayer. Flash Player works fine but whenever I try to install the other I get a message telling me "permission denied". I know very little about command lines (I'm just getting weaned off of Windows) and am completely stumped. Can anybody help me?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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You have to be logged in as root to install these things as a normal user doesn't have write access to these folders.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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I am logged in as root. You type su then hit enter the type the root password correct?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:52 PM   #4
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What's your distro?
Don't know for Netscape, but in Mozilla you can check your plug-ins by clicking on "Help" and next "About-Plug-ins".
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:54 PM   #5
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Okay I found that bit, but now once I've downloaded the stuff what do I do?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:03 PM   #6
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http://wp.netscape.com/plugins/manager.html
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:14 PM   #7
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For the java plugin go to www.java.com, it is much more helpful as it gives u direct commands to enable java in mozilla, whereas most other sites just tell you to make a symbollic link....like all newbies know how to do that right. I think giving the proper command is easier. It also explains what you are doing when u enter the command/
 
  


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