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Old 07-31-2003, 02:36 AM   #1
lejakl
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less than 24 hrs into linux and i already broke something


Hey guys! (and girls, if there are any :P)

I installed (successfully! finally!) Linux (RH8.0)

I wanted to install the Shockwave plug in for the Mozilla browser, so i went to the macromedia site and go the Flash Player 6, opened it, followed directions in the read me. and that's when things went awry.

the plugin didn't seem to install (but it would show up under plugins when i opened mozilla under help > about plugins) but its not appearing anywhere in the filesystem (or i just dont know what im looking for)

I figured, maybe if i log out and log back in, it'll make the necessary changes. so i did. and i tried to open mozilla.. and it would show "starting mozilla web browser" on the task bar, then go away after a while, and not open the browser.

I wonder what I did wrong?
I hope you guys can help me! I would really appreciate it!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:39 AM   #2
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Upgrade to the latest mozilla, 1.4
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:03 AM   #3
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Okey, open mozilla from the command line, so you can see any messages.
When mozilla crashes, it produces all kinds of error messgaes. If you just klick on the icon, you don't see the messages. Post the messgaes here so we can see the mozilla crashes.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:27 AM   #4
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if you go to the macromedia website and can see the "flashes", you can be assured the plugins are installed properly.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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Under RH8, I believe Mozilla is installed under /usr/local/mozilla.

You should find the flash plugin in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins

Just delete the flash plugin - or move it to another directory - and try running mozilla again... that way you know if it is the plugin that is causing the problem...

btw, if you need to find out where a .rpm file installed its stuff, use
rpm -qa | grep [the rpm you are trying to find]
followed by
rpm -ql [the rpm name grep gave you]

you need the grep command because the installed rpm name can be hard to get right first time
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:23 AM   #6
lejakl
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Quote:
Originally posted by moeminhtun
Upgrade to the latest mozilla, 1.4
wonderful! i would love to, but I dont know how to without a web browser -.- im sure there is a command line update thing I could go through, but I dont know how to do that

Quote:
Originally posted by schatoor
Okey, open mozilla from the command line, so you can see any messages.
When mozilla crashes, it produces all kinds of error messgaes. If you just klick on the icon, you don't see the messages. Post the messgaes here so we can see the mozilla crashes.
-.- command lines are my vice I guess :P But actually, I am even more clueless as to where the file to open mozilla is located.

Quote:
Originally posted by tjm
Under RH8, I believe Mozilla is installed under /usr/local/mozilla.

You should find the flash plugin in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins

Just delete the flash plugin - or move it to another directory - and try running mozilla again... that way you know if it is the plugin that is causing the problem...

btw, if you need to find out where a .rpm file installed its stuff, use
rpm -qa | grep [the rpm you are trying to find]
followed by
rpm -ql [the rpm name grep gave you]

you need the grep command because the installed rpm name can be hard to get right first time
Everyone (well not everyone) has been telling me that Mozilla is installed at /usr/local/mozilla , but all i have in the local directory is bin, etc, games, include, lib, libexec, sbin, share, src

however there is a mozilla folder in /usr/lib/ that is called mozilla-1.2.1 and there is a plugins folder there, but all it has is libnullplugin.so which im guessing there is no plugin installed?

by the way, im sure there is some kind of faq about the general idea of the file structure on Linux, but Ive never been able to find a very clear one, so if you guys have one, let me know!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:26 AM   #7
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Right! Redhat pre-installed mozilla in /usr/lib
Yeah! you have no flash plugin.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:47 AM   #8
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I used the same plugin on a Slackware system and the only way I can geti it to work is when loading a flash-intensive site, the flash says "Click to Play" .. if you get any of those buttons you know it worked ..
 
  


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