Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
browser plugin for Konqueror web browser (linspire)

Help me ween myself from windows dependance!

trying to scan system from pcpitstop I was instructed to dowload Neptune from Meadco

It was an executable file so I double clicked and ran from terminal....went to the browser settings in the control panel and searched for new plugins....nothing was added to the list...if I manually add to the list what files am I looking for? When I ran the executable a window poped-up for a brief second and nothing.....That's all I've got....Thanks for any help
Old 01-01-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware, Gentoo, Fedora
Posts: 205

Rep: Reputation: 30
Installation of linux plugins usually works just the way you tried.
This time though, you have tried to run a windows program in linux. This is not generally possible or a good idea.

MeadCo's Neptune is a Netscape-compatible plug-in which hosts Microsoft's WebBrowser control. It will work when embedded in documents rendered by Netscape 3.0, 4.x and 6.x, Opera 4.0 - 5.x and Internet Explorer 4.0 - 6.0 running on any Windows platform with Microsoft's underlying web componentry integrated. Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 4.0 core install is the minimum requirement.

Neither of those requirements are fulfilled on a pure linux platform. I dont know if Linspire includes CrossOver or something similar, which would allow that program to run. Anyway, the tool offered by pcpitstop would still not work as it is designed to work around some more frequent windows problems. Luckily there is no need for this on Linux. Frankly, what Neptune does is bring the single largest security nightmare of Internet Explorer's to Netscape. Not a good thing. It is very cool that we dont have or need this kind of software on linux.

It was an executable file so I double clicked and ran from terminal
"an executable"? do you mean a .exe-file? This would be a windows-executable. Those don't work on linux. When you would choose to run this from terminal, it would only produce an error. The only thing you would see in this case is a windows popping up and disappearing before you even really see it. This is probably what happened to you.

You don't need the software offered by, which is a very windows focused site.
See the top-most sentence on their site is: Is your PC acting sluggish? Are strange windows inexplicably popping up on your screen? Do you have to reboot your computer because of errors and lockups? Our free computer checkup and diagnostics can help you detect and fix many common PC problems! Our full PC tune-up should be your first stop.
Those are frequent windows problems. Linux doesnt have any of those problems, luckily. That's whats so cool about it! No need for this kind of tools, only a sleek system!

Welcome to the first bastion of a better world
- drowstar


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Konqueror Web Browser dudeman41465 Linux - Software 16 02-22-2022 01:46 PM
please tell how to make a plugin for a web-browser (konqueror) using c++ / Qt / Java gajaykrishnan Programming 1 07-22-2004 12:28 PM
Konqueror Web Browser linux_pioneer Linux - Software 3 06-02-2003 08:34 AM
Konqueror Web Browser - help! JonnyL Linux - Newbie 4 02-26-2003 04:47 PM
konqueror web browser ronss Linux - Software 7 10-21-2002 07:41 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration