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Old 06-11-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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Java plug in


Couple of questions:
1. Why's there a damn Microsoft ad on the front page when I came in?! lol
2. Quite often when I am surfing the web I encounter java applets and when I try to use them I get a message like, "This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-in."

How do I know what the "appropriate" plug-in is and how do I find it/install it?

I have the java vm installed because I had to do that in order to get LimeWire running.

Kind regards,
Thomas
 
Old 06-11-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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This is the best page for the 2 most needed browser plugins in linux.


http://mazinger.technisys.com.ar/pruebas-nick/mozilla/

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Old 06-14-2003, 06:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Taz.

I may try it, but it worries me a bit. Is nothing more "official" out there?

Kind regards,
TAH
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:22 AM   #4
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if you've already got the vm installed then you'll just need to symlink the plugin itself to the plugin directory for your browser.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:26 AM   #5
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Actually if your lazy like me do this.

open a console window, su to root.
type in

mozilla

go to ... http://cgi.netscape.com/cgi-bin/pi_m....cgi?PID=10048

install the plugin and after it's finished close the window and your console window and start mozilla normally... it's installed.

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Old 06-16-2003, 07:19 PM   #6
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WAIT WOAH WHAT?!
HOW'D you get LimeWire to work? I can't even get java to work! Please email your response to:
headlessclown@myrealbox.com
 
Old 06-17-2003, 02:40 AM   #7
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limewire sucks, you'll soon realise it. try a decent native client like gtk-gnutella
 
Old 06-17-2003, 05:11 AM   #8
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yea? gtk-gnutella is pretty good?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 05:57 PM   #9
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LazyBum,

I do apologize... I have done some searches for the answer that finally enabled me to configure LimeWire, but to no avail. I'm sorry. At one time I had it documented--the steps I went through--but I have long since reinstalled RH8 and I didn't have the foresight to save that particular document. All I can say is that it is do-able. Good luck. (I can also tell you that it required placing the vm in a path/directory, but I forget the terminology.)

Acid,

A few questions:
1. What are the details regarding that symlink?
2. I am willing to try new things... what's the advantage to gtk-gnutella?
3. Where does one find this? (I must admit, at the time of my writing this, I have not yet looked for it, but I am off to do that now.

Kind regards,
TAH
 
Old 06-17-2003, 06:16 PM   #10
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Acid,

Holy sh*t! I remembered how to rpm! lol (It's been a while since I've been able to mess with my Linux box)

Anyway, I have just installed and run gtk-gnutella and it's ruuuuunnnnninnnnggg!!

How secure is this thing?!

Are there any security issues or "best practices" that I need to be aware of?

Kind regards,
TAH
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:52 PM   #11
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Lazy Bum,

I found it!

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/java

of course, replace /path/to/java with your actual path to java. Mine is in /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_01/bin
 
  


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