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Old 01-22-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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buttons and other things don't work in linux (internet)

hey, i have SuSE 9.0 pro.
and im learning how to get everything going in this thing. but i got a problem.

when i surf the net. for instance, to log into this page. I couldn't hit the LOGIN or SUBMIT button. it wouldn't work, in Konqueror, i had to use Epiphany..

also in Konqueror some pages wont load. like say your tracking a package from ups things like that..

also problems with MOZILLA also. so its not just konqueror..

when i log into HOTMAIL with MOZZILA i can't click on make new message, send, empty trash or empty junk folder. nothning like that....nothign seems to work..

friend of mine told me to install the latest java pack, as it could have been the problem, but i did and its still not working for me. any help would be great. i hate having to go into windows to check mail and other things!

Old 01-22-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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Yeah, it's probably java, but hotmail's MS's animal, so for all we know, it could be that they're blocking anything but IE! (Just joking, MS isn't that good. )

This is the "mozilla" way, because that's what I use. When you use the automatic install thing that pops up for mozilla, it sends you to a page, you download for a while, then possibly close and reopen mozilla. Nothing, right?

The problem is, if you're using a fairly new version of Linux, the browser is compiled against a different set of libraries. What you need to do is set your /whatever/mozilla/plugins link '' to point to a different java directory than the one it "naturally" points to.

The one it defaults to is(with a lot of potential variation):


Your distro is a new one, so what it should point to is:


delete the java link in your mozilla/plugins directory, then 'man ln' should help you with your details, but the general form is:


Hope this helps. I know it frustrated me for a long time.
Old 01-23-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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this has confused me. so much. im ready to cry

now just saying chang your java directory, first thing i do is look in preferences, and nothing is in there....

so im taking a wild guess you gotta change it in some code?
if this is the case. id be going to windows. im just starting off with this and dot'n know to to much about all this stufff, yet.....
Old 01-23-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
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I ended up getting Konquerer working with the new Java folder. i found it. wasn't exactly the location you said, but when i seen the ns610-gcc32 i knew i was in the right track..

couldn't get or see where to change the location of java for Mozilla. so i uninstalled it with YaST in SuSE. and i downloaded version 1.6 from the net. and now everything seems to be working fine...i hope....the version that was in was 1.4. so 1.6 seems to be working fairly well...

thanks for that bit of info. take care


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