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Old 11-02-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
cheechums1138
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Unhappy video + java plug-in problems with opera


Ive been screwin with these darn plugins for 2 weeks now. Im trying to get java to run correctly as well as plugger along with mplayer. ive got plugger installed correctly but i cant get mplayer to install bcuz of its incessant need for the different libs, primarily zlib and libpng, i think i got zlib installed but now I cant figure out to how install libpng. --are these libraries needed?-- and --what do i need to do to get java to run correctly?--. Im running the latest ver of opera web browser on mandrake 9.1. So far opera is the browser of choice for me . Ive tried mozilla, netscape and now opera which i like the best. Is there an easier way to get this stuff to run or am i stuck with this seemingly nutso way of installing and running apps?---also what about the codecs for mplayer? are they going to be installed the same way?---
all help will be greatly appreciated

--cheech

 
Old 11-03-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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hello...? anyone home?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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as far as java goes for opera, it's not like setting it up like you would with mozilla. open opera and go to File > Preferences > Multimedia. make sure the Enable Java button is ticked. also underneath that, there's a text box. this is where you tell opera the java path. depending on your version and java package (jre vs. sdk), the path will look something like this:

/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_01/jre/lib/i386/

that's mine using the sdk from sun version 1.4.2_01. then you can click the validate path button. if the path validates. close opera and reopen it.

then you can go here to see if java works.

http://java.sun.com/openstudio/applets/clock.html

as far as the mplayer plugin goes, that doesn't work with opera. in opera for linux, most everything needs to be done in the File > Preferences > Filetypes. usually stuff for like quicktime, etc... you'll probably want to specify the application instead of using the plugin.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:24 PM   #4
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ok thanx ill try that out
 
  


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