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Old 06-26-2001, 12:09 PM   #1
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Does Konqueror do plugins?


I've about decided that I like Konqueror best (certainly more than Netscape). But I can't figure out if it will use plugins. Will it?

I need to use the Flash plugin, for which there is a Netscape for Linux flavor.

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Old 06-26-2001, 01:08 PM   #2
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they say it supports all of the netscape 4.7x plugins
 
Old 06-26-2001, 06:00 PM   #3
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Where do plugins get put for Konqueror?

Okay, I looked for a plugins folder and there isn't one for Konqueror (at least not that I can tell).

Where do you put a plugin for Konqueror? Thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2001, 06:12 PM   #4
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you can find that answer here: http://www.Konqueror.org/faq.html#nsplugin
 
Old 06-26-2001, 06:27 PM   #5
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This helps, NOT!

Here's what the link said:

"Most binary distributions come from Netscape plugins support enabled, but if you compile from sources, you need to install lesstif, remove config.cache and re-run configure, in kdebase (check that it compiles the contents of kdebase/nsplugins/). If the auto-detection of the plugins fails, try running "nspluginscan" from the command line. "

I know how to do *none* of this. I'm a Mac & Win98 user, interested in Linux. Can someone tell me how I can install a new plugin for Konqueror, using the GUI environment? I have "N E W B I E" written in large letters on my forehead...

Thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2001, 07:07 PM   #6
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okay, so you the flash plugin, there should be install or readme files for the plugin after you unzip it and are ready to install.
read the install and readme files to get going on where and how to install the plugin for netscape. and most likely, where you need to place the files for netscape to read from for the plugin, you will need to place them in the kdebase/nsplugins/ directory.
or you can try to run nsplugins from the command line to see if it might already be there.
but if your using konqueror and its not loading flash when needed, then i don't think your gonna be able to load a plugin from the GUI, your gonna need to revert to command line.
it seems to me that konqueror actually pulls plugins that netscape has installed. try following the directions for installing it for netscape, since the directions actually refer to nsplugins, which would be netscape plugins.
what distro are you using. i know most don't come flash as a plugin already preinstalled with netscape.
 
Old 06-26-2001, 07:24 PM   #7
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open konqueror, select settings tab at top,select configure konqueror,in the left frame at the bottom select 'netscape plugins' that will display all of the plugins that it found, along with the directories that it searched. there's a radio button that says to scan for new plugins every time kde starts. also you can add new directories to scan, you could even put / to scan the entire box for plugins if you want.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 12:08 AM   #8
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cool tip rshaw. thanks. i haven't gotten around to playing with konqueror yet, and that makes it seem like poking around with now.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 12:19 AM   #9
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My distribution (Mandrake 8) doesn't have that.

I went to the tab rshaw spoke of, and there was only a checkbox for "Load plugins globally".

There is no option to rescan for plugins when KDE starts (at least not in the Konqueror configurator window).

I also did a File search and there's no nsplugins folder anywhere either.

If I could get Mozilla to launch, I wouldn't worry so much. And I'm tired of waiting for Netscape to load its pages...

*sigh*
 
Old 07-27-2001, 07:26 AM   #10
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Talking WORKED IT OUT!!!

I've worked it out and it is very simple.

The tab is missing because kdebase splugins is not installed. Open up the mandrake package manager and search installable for kdebase. This will give a couple of rpms probably, pick the nsplugins option. Nsplugins will now be an option from configure konquerer.

Now to see if it works.

Iain
 
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Hooo Raaaa

glad a found this joint or a would still be scratchin me nut.
 
  


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