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Old 12-05-2002, 01:08 PM   #1
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Want to get Java on the Linux System


I need to get Java or something that will work in place of it on my Mandrake 9 system. Everthing works grrrreatttt except for some site wanting either Java or Macrmedia.
Of course macromedia has nothing for Linux so far as my serches go.
ANd when I serch for Java i see files that say front end - backend.
What do I do here?
is there a RPM pakage that will do it automatically for me?
I don't mind command line, I just want to make sure I don't blow this thang up again. It really rocks. I know it only takes me about an hour to do it compared to about 3 - hours with Vendow$ but still I like to keep up for a little while.

Thanks, And keep on Rocking....
 
Old 12-05-2002, 02:02 PM   #2
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For your java just go here http://cgi.netscape.com/cgi-bin/pi_m....cgi?PID=10048 and it will install it automatically. You first need to log out of your profile and log in as root. That is about the easiest way if you are new to everything. As far as the flash it is here http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...guage=English.
 
Old 12-05-2002, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks will give it a go later tonight when I get home.
 
Old 12-05-2002, 02:15 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention that java link is for the java in Mozilla. Just wanted to clear that up.
 
Old 12-05-2002, 07:01 PM   #5
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I got Java installed easily, but I am having trouble getting macromedia installed. It tells me too install into the plugins directory in Netscape , ofcourse I have Mozilla and it will not go there. Could someone please help me a by telling exactly how to gethis installed, I do have it i untared and ready to go.

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Old 12-05-2002, 11:29 PM   #6
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You won't be able to install Macromedia. Belive me, I've tried almost everything. I even went to a friend who knows linux like his own hand. He couldn't either. I hate macromedia now... burt if you manage to install it on mandrake 9.0 I'd love to read about it.

Sorry for the bad news.

 
Old 12-05-2002, 11:43 PM   #7
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I have macromedia installed, and both flash6 and shockwave8.5 on linux setup here is an evidence http://pages.poly.edu/~bartem01/images/newLook.jpg
The secret http://www.codeweavers.com - cross-over plugin
and as for flash5 I had no problems with it under linux, got the file from macromedia as suggested swirven and placed the files into $MOZILLA/plugins instead of $NETSCAPE/plugins not a biggy. But if you want shockwave try cross-over it is free with adds pop-up on the screen, and it is without adds for 25 bucks.
 
Old 12-06-2002, 01:07 PM   #8
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For the flash after you untar it just change directory "cd flash_linux" , then copy it to your Mozilla plugin folder. The command for that will be cp libflashplayer.so ShockwaveFlash.class. To give you an idea in Red Hat it would be as follows, notice the location of the plugin folder because that is where your's would probably be different using Mandrake, "cp libflashplayer.so ShockwaveFlash.class /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/plugins/". You must be logged on as root to copy the file. Also check out this link, I am new to linux and it helped me out with some of the plugins, http://linux-sxs.org/mozillaonlinux.html . I hope this helps.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 12:48 PM   #9
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Flash under Linux

Contrary to what others are saying, Flash is one of the few things that works great and easily under Mozilla. I have a lot more trouble with other movie types!

The previous poster is correct that you need the two files libflashplayer.so and ShockwaveFlash.class in your mozilla plugins directory.

For example, I just installed mozilla1.3a to this directory:
/opt/mozilla1.3a/
You may have chosen some other directory.

My plugins directory is then:
/opt/mozilla1.3a/plugins/

I find the files libflashplayer.so and ShockwaveFlash.class and copy them to the new plugins directory. If after installing flash you found them in directory /foo then the commands would be
cp /foo/libflashplayer.so /opt/mozilla1.3a/plugins/
cp /foo/ShockwaveFlash.class /opt/mozilla1.3a/plugins/

Of course if these are the only files in /foo then you can use the wildcard * and just use a single command.

Change the above commands to match your directory structure for mozilla!

Good luck!
 
Old 12-16-2002, 07:32 PM   #10
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I've downloaded netscape 6 and now both, konqueror and mozilla can use it's plugins (java2 and flash player)
 
Old 12-16-2002, 08:17 PM   #11
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Thanks I tried to download Netscape 6 and got confused onthe tar and installation.
I will give it another go.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 08:27 PM   #12
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Ah, it is trickie, go to the GUI and from a terminal just run netscape-installer, it will start a wizard that will guide you throug the instalation. The default location would be /usr/local/netscape, you'll have to add in in your path or to make a symlink on in the desktop or pannel
 
  


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