Firefox 3/ All essential plugins/ Debian Lenny 64 Bit/ Will work on 32 bit also
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
Login as root
Update the system and change to directory “opt” and download Firefox 3
Uncompress Firefox 3
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.
tar -xvjf firefox-3.0.5.tar.bz2
Install Flash Plugin
ln -s firefox3 /opt/firefox/firefox
Lets test the Flash plugin. We need to start Firefox 3.
aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
ln -s libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Then go to the the following url “about :plugins” and you should see.
File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12 .........
Go to the following url http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4J5m3KE2X0 and test the flash player.
Install Java runtime environment.
You need to go here https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site...
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.
Now we need to move the contents that have been extracted from the .bin
chmod a+x jre-6u10-linux-i586.bin
Create the following directory if it does not exist.
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.
Now you can test the Java plugin.
ln -s libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.6.0_10/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
www.time.gov and check the time or try this dancing Java animation. http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml?ff3
Install Real player plugin
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.
I have no test for this since it searches for a file type that end with “rpm” I have never encountered such a stream.
ln -s nphelix.so /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.so
ln -s nphelix.xpt /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt
Install QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player
Move the plugins to your Firefox plugins folder.
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.
cp /tmp/yourmama/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*.so /opt/firefox/plugins
cp /tmp/yourmama/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*.xpt /opt/firefox/components
“"mplayerplug-in" will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates”
Test the plugins using the following urls.
Test the pdf plugin
aptitude install acroread acroread-escript acroread-plugins mozilla-acroread
ln -s nppdf.so /usr/lib/Adobe/Reader8/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so
If all went well your Firefox 3 will be able to view most streaming media and display other essential formats used on the web.
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