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By lindylex at 2008-12-16 20:41
How to get Firefox 3/ All essential plugins to work like Windows/ Debian Lenny 64 Bit/ Will work on 32 bit also

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Update the system and change to directory “opt” and download Firefox 3

aptitude update
cd /opt
Uncompress Firefox 3
tar -xvjf  firefox-3.0.5.tar.bz2
Create a symbolic link to it, like a shortcut in Windows. This will place it in the OS path so you can launch Firefox from any where without having to reference the actual application.

cd /usr/bin/

ln -s  firefox3  /opt/firefox/firefox
Install Flash Plugin

aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla

cd /opt/firefox/plugins

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Lets test the Flash plugin. We need to start Firefox 3.

Then go to the the following url “about:plugins” and you should see.

Shockwave Flash
File name:
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12 .........

Go to the following url and test the flash player.

Install Java runtime environment.

You need to go here

Under “Platform:” choose Linux not Linux 64

Download this version of Java runtime environment 6u10 not 6u11 currently the latest is broken in Firefox3. You should have this file “jre-6u10-linux-i586.bin”

Let make it executable. Go to where you downloaded it and execute the following command.
chmod a+x jre-6u10-linux-i586.bin
sh re-6u10-linux-i586.bin
Now we need to move the contents that have been extracted from the .bin
Create the following directory if it does not exist.
mkdir /usr/lib/jvm/
Move the “/jre1.6.0_10” directory from the .bin to that location. You end up with a directory structure like the following.

We need to make a symbolic link to the Java plugin. You should never copy the plugin from it's location only a symbolic link to it.
cd /opt/firefox/plugins
ln -s  /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.6.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/
Now you can test the Java plugin. and check the time or try this dancing Java animation.

Install Real player plugin
cd  /opt


chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

sh RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
Once this has extracted and you agreed to install and the license then it should install it's self to.

We need to create a symbolic link to the plugin. This plugin should never be copied from its location into the Firefox plugins directory.

cd  /opt/firefox/plugins

ln -s  /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/
ln -s nphelix.xpt  /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
I have no test for this since it searches for a file type that end with “rpm” I have never encountered such a stream.

Install QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player
cd  /tmp

mkdir yourmama

cd yourmama


dpkg-deb -x  mozilla-mplayer_3.55-1.1_i386.deb /tmp/yourmama
Move the plugins to your Firefox plugins folder.

cp  /tmp/yourmama/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*.so  /opt/firefox/plugins

cp  /tmp/yourmama/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*.xpt  /opt/firefox/components
It is suggested you install the following “mplayerplug-in-0.4.xpi” but that file when I drag it into a Firefox window it does not install and gives an alert.

“"mplayerplug-in" will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates”

Test the plugins using the following urls.

Apple Quicktime
Windows Media

Install PDF

aptitude install acroread acroread-escript acroread-plugins mozilla-acroread

cd  /opt/firefox/plugins

ln -s  /usr/lib/Adobe/Reader8/Browser/intellinux/
Test the pdf plugin

If all went well your Firefox 3 will be able to view most streaming media and display other essential formats used on the web.

by techboy317 on Mon, 2016-11-28 13:46
To become root, type
sudo su


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