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Old 03-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #16
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I ended up getting it to work in Konquorer but never in Firefox. deleted some files. Actually I reloaded software to try a fresh start. I am still confused with some of the commands as I tried to load following the konquorer set up thread. I never seem to get my commands to execute always says bad command or not recognized (example i tried: $ rpm -qj2re get a bad command response. I am going to start fresh again. I want to download the following plugins Java for firefox, macromedia flash player, also I couldn't get my PDF to acually show a document.

Anyway one step at a time back to Java. Should I download Java Linux RPM file or Linux self extracting file from java site?
Old 03-28-2006, 08:57 PM   #17
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Either is fine they just may differ where the destination of files is stored.
Where is Firefox on your machine?
Where is the firefox plugin folder?
Where is the Java plugin?
Is there a current softlink of the java plugin?
If so delete it and try again?

One thought I have seen firefox not use the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory. Not sure why but seems to do with the rpm version I have tried. I use the source from now on. You may have to put all plugins in the firefox plugin directory.

Old 03-28-2006, 10:06 PM   #18
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Brian you have been great with me!

I spent tonight making sure my email was up; seems to me I like email in gnome better , more like outlook. Anyway i will work again on downloads for java tomorrow. I have a better comfort level but not sure how to get to firefox plugin directory. Again which java plugin should I download rpm or self extracting file. I will let you know where that resides after I know I am downloading the right one.
Old 03-28-2006, 11:03 PM   #19
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Hey, I don't know if this will be any help, but I just managed to get java sorta working on my firefox with some blind luck. In newbie talk (my only language right now) this is what i did.

I downloaded the firefox binary to /usr/java

I ran it in the console

then I went to the /usr/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7 directory and made a symbolic link to in the same folder, so that the file and it's link were sitting next to each other. (i used file manager, the GUI is my crutch)

I renamed the link so it was the same name as its source file. I right clicked on the symbolic link and selected 'copy'

I then ran a file/folder search for EVERY folder with the name mozilla, or firefox, or both, and checked them for a 'plugins' folder. if it had a plugins folder, I pasted the link into it. I found like 3 of them.

After I had spammed this link to every plugins folder inside a mozilla or firefox directory, I was able to plat the java game reflex 2 on (a great test of reflex, accuracy, and your browsers java compatibility)

Now I know some experienced member is going to come in here and probably berate me for such a crude solution, but it apparently works. Can I get any uh... professional opinion on my fix?

btw make sure you dont copy the library file, just use a symbolic link with the same name, because one of the readmes or something on some sait said not to, and i belive them, because i used ONLY the link, and it worx. BTW im using Debian Etch and got the non RPM java

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