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Old 12-26-2002, 11:46 PM   #1
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How to install Java


I have only one purpose right now for Java, and I wish I could say I am super smart and need it to program. Truth is, I like to play Yahoo games online. Unfortunately, they play in a Java applet, and I am informed by the browser,(Mozilla) that I need the plug in. So I log out, log in as root, do the auto download and install, it says successful, but, I still cannot play the game. Do I need to do this manually, or do I need to create a link to the plug in? If anybody has the answers ( which I know they do!!) please be very detailed in your instruction, as I am just starting to get the hang of this stuff!! By the way, my distro is Suse 8.1, if that makes any difference.
 
Old 12-27-2002, 12:10 AM   #2
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you need a diffferent version of mozilla, the one that came with suse 8.1 was compiled with gcc 3.x, it won't recognise the plugin, which is compiled with gcc 2.95.x, suse is aware of the problem but hasn't offered a fix yet. get the tarball for 1.0.1 here http://www.mozilla.org/releases/stable.html then unpack it and as root cd /to/the/mozilla-installer/directory and type ./mozilla-installer. you don't have to worry about having two different versions of mozilla on at the same time, the suse one is put in the /opt directory and the downloaded one will be put in /usr/local. once installed it will launch mozilla, open then exit out of all installed options (mail,composer, addressbook) you don't need to fill in any info, they just need to be started once as the root user so the config files are written to the proper locations. then you can go to /opt/mozilla/plugins select all and copy/paste to /usr/local/mozilla/plugins the javaplugin you are after is ->libjavaplugin_oji.so, it should be in the old moz directory, you may want to copy/paste from the /opt/netscape/plugins directory as well to get any strays(plugger).
 
Old 12-27-2002, 10:06 AM   #3
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Just out of curiosity, will I have to create new links for Mozilla? I have one link on my KDE menu, a shortcut on my desktop, and a shortcut on my tool bar. If so, how do I do that?
 
Old 12-27-2002, 10:32 AM   #4
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yes, the one already on the desktop points to /opt/mozilla, you'll have to log in as root to change where it point to.just right click on it and select delete. then right click on the desktop and choose ->create new->link to application, fill in the name then select the 'execute' tab, browse to /usr/local/mozilla and select mozilla click ok, click the 'general' tab and click the icon select 'other icons' then browse to /usr/local/mozilla/icons for the mozilla icon. to change the kde menu select ->system->tools->menu editor find the entry for mozilla and click the folder icon next to the 'command' field, browse to /usr/local/mozilla and select 'mozilla' select 'ok' and then 'apply'
 
Old 12-27-2002, 06:18 PM   #5
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I am going to assume that you also need to reinstall flashplayer? Also, is there a way to install the Macromedia Shockwave player? Nevermind, I guess they will be copied when I cut and paste the plug-ins from point A to point B!!

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