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Old 02-19-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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Help with Shockwave and Wine

Ok, I've done my homework - I have Flash Player installed correctly and I tried Crossover Office which did install Shockwave Player for Firefox. However, I'm a student and my trial expired for crossover. I know it uses Wine for configure Shockwave to to usable for any linux native browser, but I can't get it to work without Xover.

I've used WineTools and I have it up on IE6 under Wine. Just wondering if anyone knows a way to point firefox to the IE6 plugins or Windows/System32/macromedia/shockwave 10 files in a way that they will run inside Firefox. Currently, it no longer displays the (install plugin) window - just a blank area. I've tried the browser cache fix to no avail. Has anyone actually done this successfully?
Old 03-07-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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most distros actually have a shockwave player plugin for the browsers available.
just as they will offer a flash player.

I know I have to go and tell most that I don't want them installed.
[ I do not want any clientside scripting support, so no java, no javascript, no flash or shockwave, I even rip out the capability for browsers to open pdf's ]

I have a couple of reasons for not wanting these, 1) it is actually illegal to require them on a website, as they illegally make use of computer processing capacity unless site owner pays for cpu time to use them.
2) all clientside tools break from the standards set for website accessability.
Old 04-07-2006, 04:20 AM   #3
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did you find a solution?
i've tried linking the plugin .ddl's in /firefox/plugins/

This didn't work at all

The plugin works in the windows firefox version, installed with winetools, but I want them in the linux browser because the windows version is slow and unstable.
Old 04-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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Still no solution

No, unfortunately I am currently running parallels workstation on my Mandriva 2006.1-0.3 release and booting winXP to view web pages with shockwave that do not convert to flash. I'll continue looking over the next year, as I have another chemistry class that uses a site that only supports shockwave.


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