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Old 11-15-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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Angry fedora Core, mozilla, flash and real player


Hi

I cannot get any of the plugins to work/be recognised by mozilla in fedora core1.

Have tried using rpm's for flash, which fails during installation (with no description as to why).

Real player has a segmentation error.

Even tried java - but that didn't work either.

Any ideas ?

Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2003, 02:44 PM   #2
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Ideas, hmmm..
Java - use j2re1.4.2 and put a symbolic link to /j2re1.4.2_02/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so in Mozilla's plugins folder.
Flash, copy libflashplayer.so into Mozilla's plugins folder. The libstdc++ libs that are installed by Fedora are only the newest ones. They won't work with Flash plugin. The answer is to find and install the backward compatible version of those libs. The RPM filename is compat-libstdc++(verion).rpm . I got that from this thread. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=33636
I don't know about the realplayer problem. Put the error message into google and see what you get.

Edited for a typo

Last edited by Andrew Benton; 11-15-2003 at 02:46 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 02:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I too saw that thread. I tried all it said, but it didn't work. I guess it could be the bit about the newer libs. When up2date tries, it goes to install the compat libs, but errors.

The first time I tried it, it asked me to put in some of the fedora disks. Now it never does.

I have manually removed the rpm (rpm -e flash-plugin-xxx) and then rebuilt the rpm database, but no joy.

I will keep trying google !
 
Old 11-17-2003, 07:25 AM   #4
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I have the same problem, and will try this when I get home tonight. IMHO, if this is the answer, I think this compat lib should be installed by default. Thumbs down for the Fedora packagers.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 09:23 AM   #5
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More details about Flash on Fedora here http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=35396 and with Java I've read http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5111&page=2 that the symbolic link needs to be installed in ~/.mozilla/plugins , so you have to do it for every user.

Edited for a typo

Last edited by Andrew Benton; 11-17-2003 at 02:40 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Thanks for the links, I am having the same problems. I will work on it for a few minutes, and let you guys know.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Andrew Benton
(...) with Java I've read http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5111&page=2 that the symbolic link needs to be installed in ~/.mozilla/plugins , so you have to do it for every user.
Nothing /etc/skel can't cure.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 09:27 PM   #8
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1. Download the latest and greatest java rpm from java.com. Substitute the latest version number in these steps. Copy it in the root directory. (or where ever you want.) Note, where it says "[tab]" this means to use the tab key to "autocomplete" the line instead of typing the complete file name.

2. cd /root

3. sh j2[tab] (unpack the self-extracting binary)

3. rpm -ivh j2[tab] (install the RPM file)


4.Make a soft link from the plugin to the Mozilla plugin directory Note! All on one line! And don't forget to use the TAB key! Also note, it's jre1 the number one, not the letter "L"

ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so <space> /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins


5. Try a java website to see it it's working!
 
Old 02-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #9
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Thumbs up fedore Core, mozilla, flsh and real player

Orastreet,

sweet directions, got my plugin installed after reading your post. swift and to the point! THANKS!

Oh, one thing not mentioned on java install instructions pages, Fedora puts mozilla here:

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
and
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins

like to have never found them and still put the ln in the wrong place until read your message!
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #10
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I did all that, and still Mozilla won't recognize java.

On a brighter note, Flash was a breeze.
 
  


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