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Old 02-25-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question How do I install the necessary files to play games on pogo?


I'm using Mandrake 9.2 w/Mozilla 1.5. I checked the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory,but no files were there. I checked pogo said I need to install j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin file. I downloaded the file and burned it to a CD. Now what?

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Old 02-25-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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here is a step by step

the above link outlines the process of doing this for mozilla, and konqueror ..
but of course if you following the same guidlines and concepts you can do this with others such as firefox, galeon, etc, etc....
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying...
I followed your step-by-step...When I put in the chmod a+x ..... command nothing happened. Now what?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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well first its not mine
secondly, you could have at least did a search and found out what "chmod" did ....
and if you did simply type it in a search engine, or even open a command prompt and type man chmod you will see that it simply changes permissions to file/folders ...
and then again you'll see that when nothing happened that it actually gave the file executable permissions, and then you can now run it ...
which is the following step in the guide i linked ...
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:03 PM   #5
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OK, I did check the chmod command after I sent the reply. I went through the rest of the steps, but without success. Since everybody else seems to be able to get this work I must be too much of a newbie. I'll keep trying and hopefully I'll get it to work. If nothing else at least I'll learn more about Konsole and the file system.
Thanks
 
Old 02-25-2004, 09:17 PM   #6
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what do you mean ?
whats the problem ....
cause the steps are laid out in that post as simplistic as i can personally think of ...
so where are you going wrong, or at least where do you think your going wrong .?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:17 PM   #7
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Trying again...

Decided to try and start over from scratch. Removed the files and links that I did yesterday. Starting over I downloaded the file OK (not the RPM file). Moved that file to /usr/java. The file that I downloaded was j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin. I issued the next two commands: chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin
./j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin
I got the instructions from Sun, I which I didn't get yesterday when I tried this. I answered yes and it untarred. I then issued this command:
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2.03/bin/java java

Then I issued this long command (I assumed there were no spaces after ln -s ):
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2.03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so/*/libjavaplugin_oji.so
* my Mozilla plugin directory is at /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (at least thats my best guess).

After doing this I opened a pogo site that requires java. I got the same message as before stating that I did not have java installed. I'm close (I think), but I'm stumped again.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:50 PM   #8
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This is what I have in the /usr/java directory...
j2re1.4.2_03/ (blue text)
j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586.bin* (green text)
java@ libjavaplugin_oji.so@ ( this is white text with a blinking red background)

Does this help?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:07 PM   #9
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gator, does the java at http://www.linuxsurvival.com work for you. i can get that site to work but not pogo in firefox 0.8.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 05:46 PM   #10
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Miner,

I started over again and this time I put a space in the second command after the file untarred.
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so <space>
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

After this I opened Mozilla from the KDE desktop and went to the site you mentioned. I tried to load module 1, but it would not open. I went back to the command line and as root I opened Mozilla. Went back to the site and this time the module loaded and opened. Thinking my luck had changed, I went from there to pogo. But alas, I still got the same message that java was not installed or not working properly. I exited out of the command line and opened Mozilla from KDE. I went back to the site you mentioned and it worked OK, but not pogo.

Thanks for your help and info on the site. Think I'll go through the modules and learn and keep trying.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 06:47 PM   #11
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i thought clearing my cache/cookies in firefox 0.8 would allow me access to pogo but it didn't. i think that is the fix for xp and IE 6.
 
  


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