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Old 12-20-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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plugins for firefox (RHEL 4 x86_64)


Some pluging does not work when I try to open
http://linuxsurvival.com/LinuxSurv1/start-linux.php
with firefox

I am not even sure which pluging this is ...
Could someone help me to fix this problem.

I got RHEL 4, x86_64

Thanks!
 
Old 12-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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You will need the nspluginwrapper packages to use 32-bit plugins (java for one) with firefox 64-bit;

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...pluginwrapper/

Direct links:

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...5-1.x86_64.rpm
http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...5-1.x86_64.rpm

Install both at the same time when done downloading;

rpm -Uvh nspluginwrapper*.rpm
 
Old 12-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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Or you could just use a 32-bit version of Firefox. You won't notice a difference (except that plugins will work without a wrapper).
 
Old 12-20-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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You will need the nspluginwrapper packages to use 32-bit plugins (java for one) with firefox 64-bit;

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...pluginwrapper/

Direct links:

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...5-1.x86_64.rpm
http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/proje...5-1.x86_64.rpm

Install both at the same time when done downloading;

rpm -Uvh nspluginwrapper*.rpm
I did install these packages several days ago with no effect ...
 
Old 12-20-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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OK, then do you have Sun's JDK or JRE installed??? A quick check: rpm -qa jdk jre

If not then see: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Java

When I click on the Start Module 1 button from your link a java Appelt Window opens.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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OK, then do you have Sun's JDK or JRE installed??? A quick check: rpm -qa jdk jre

If not then see: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Java

When I click on the Start Module 1 button from your link a java Appelt Window opens.
# rpm -qa jdk jre
#

No system response ... I guess I do not have java.

There are two files https://sdlc6e.sun.com/ECom/EComActi...D84F488FCF9EE3

which one I need ?

jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin? or jre-6-linux-i586.bin?

I do not understand the instructions clearly:

1. Install Java Runtime Environment.

How should I do this ???

2. Make a symbolic link to libjavaplugin_oji.so in your Mozilla Plugins directory. Use the copy located in the plugin/i386/ns7 directory of JRE 5.0 or later, or plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32 if you are using JRE 1.4.2.

I do not know what "symbolic link" is and how to make it.


I would appreciate if you ecould provide more detailed description.

Thank you
 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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Get the self-extracting jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin file. After downloading as root type:

chmod u+x jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
<follow instructions and accept the license>

To make the symbolic link (a pointer to where the real file resides) type;

cd /usr/bin/mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so
 
Old 12-25-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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Get the self-extracting jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin file. After downloading as root type:

chmod u+x jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
<follow instructions and accept the license>

To make the symbolic link (a pointer to where the real file resides) type;

cd /usr/bin/mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./libjavaplugin_oji.so
It seems I installed java. How could I verify if I did this
correctly? Is any java test available?

I am confused about symbolic link part ...
I do not have /usr/bin/mozilla/plugins on my computer,
but I do have /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
directories. In which directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins should I set up symbolic link?

Thanks,
John
 
Old 12-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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Or you could just use a 32-bit version of Firefox. You won't notice a difference (except that plugins will work without a wrapper).
How to install correctly a 32-bit version of the firefox browser? DO I need to uninstall an existing 64-bit versions
 
Old 12-25-2007, 04:27 PM   #10
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If you have a proper x86_64 multilib distro, then just install the 32-bit version of firefox. The 64-bit libraries will be installed in lib64 and the 32-bit libraries will be installed in lib. The 32-bit binary will overwrite the existing 64-bit binary so if you really want to have both, then rename the 64-bit one to something clever like firefox-64 first. You really don't need a 64-bit web browser...it won't make the internet move any faster.
 
Old 12-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #11
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It seems I installed java. How could I verify if I did this
correctly? Is any java test available?
Open the 32-bit browser and in type in: about plugins

Visit: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

Quote:
I am confused about symbolic link part ...
I do not have /usr/bin/mozilla/plugins on my computer,
but I do have /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
The symbolic link should go in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, it was my mistake typing /usr/bin earlier. Since it seems you may have both installed then if desired remove the 64-bit version;

rpm -e firefox-<version number>.x86_64
 
Old 01-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #12
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Open the 32-bit browser and in type in: about plugins

Visit: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml



The symbolic link should go in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, it was my mistake typing /usr/bin earlier. Since it seems you may have both installed then if desired remove the 64-bit version;

rpm -e firefox-<version number>.x86_64
I did what you suggested, but java does not work by some reason
I have the following version of firefox:
rpm -q firefox
firefox-1.0-12.EL4
 
Old 01-04-2008, 06:20 AM   #13
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Since you are 64-bit you need to know which version of the packages are installed;

rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox

Verify you have the symbolic link in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory also;

Code:
$ ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 11640
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 Dec  9 11:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Dec  9 11:46 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8119784 Nov 20 18:24 libflashplayer.so

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      59 Nov 13 13:12 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281880 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1174408 Sep 11  2003 npjp2_linux_jasper_pthread.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1127564 Aug 20 18:28 nppdf.so
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #14
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Since you are 64-bit you need to know which version of the packages are installed;

rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox

Verify you have the symbolic link in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory also;

Code:
$ ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 11640
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 Dec  9 11:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 Dec  9 11:46 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8119784 Nov 20 18:24 libflashplayer.so

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      59 Nov 13 13:12 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jdk1.7.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281880 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  281116 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1067 Dec  1 18:41 mplayerplug-in.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1174408 Sep 11  2003 npjp2_linux_jasper_pthread.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1127564 Aug 20 18:28 nppdf.so
# rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox
firefox-1.0-12.EL4.x86_64



# ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 8024
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 25 13:34 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 13 2004 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8119784 Nov 20 18:24 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 58 Dec 25 13:34 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jre1.6.0_03/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 40608 Oct 28 2004 nphelix.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5086 Oct 28 2004 nphelix.xpt


Somehow mplayerplug files got into /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins.
This probaly happened automatically when I tried to set up
mplayer manually.



# ls -al /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
total 3312
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 4 17:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 13 2004 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 619380 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1067 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 622300 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1067 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 622300 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1067 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 622500 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 622292 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1067 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1067 Dec 2 15:23 mplayerplug-in.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 74688 Dec 13 21:38 npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 74688 Dec 13 21:38 npwrapper.nphelix.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 61 Dec 13 21:38 npwrapper.so -> ../../../../usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/x86_64/linux/npwrapper.so


How could I fix this ?
Thanks,
John
 
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You have the 64-bit version of firefox and the mplayer packages installed. If you want the 32-bit packages then remove the 64-bit and install the 32-bit version, you need to specify this.

Example;
yum remove firefox mplayer mplayerplug-in
yum install firefox.i386 mplayer.i386 mplayerplug-in.i386
 
  


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