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Old 11-25-2003, 05:44 AM   #1
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Openmotif and plugins in Opera


Opensourcerers,

Linux Gods... I'm using Red hat 9 and install Opera Web Browser... I started using it and founded out that some website that has Macromedia Flash embedded on it doesn't show up right... So I got my Opera Web Browser a Flash Plugin, the problem is, Flash doesn't seem to work... So I look for solutions in the web, and I read in www.opera.com that inorder for the plugin to work, the plugin should be enabled... and to enable the plugin, openmotif should be installed in the Linux Box. My questions are this:

1. What else is the purpose of openmotif aside from it is needed to enable the plugin?

1.1 I've read in www.opera.com that to check if openmotif is installed in a Linux Box I should type something like:

ldd /usr/lib/opera/plugins/operamotifwrapper

I've found out that openmotiff is not found since:

libxm.so.2 => not found

appears.

1.2 I dowloaded openmotif but it show some conflict during installation


1.3 Is openmotif prinstalled in Red Hat 9 ?

2. How can I know if a certain plugin is enabled?

it seems that I have plenty of question... but I hope somebody can show me solution... thanx...

-AKO-
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:28 AM   #2
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it might be easier if you check out macromedia's site - that's where I got it from for my debian/knoppix install.

My mandrake seemed to have it installed, but I just had to open preferences>pluggins and the I just clicked netscapepluggins and hit enable.

A good place to see if it works is here just try to play any of the animations listed on the left, especially the songs. If it's working, you'll have a bloody good laugh, if it's not, you just get a blank coloured screen with some links acros the bottom.

regards

John

p.s. Ifyou have to get the flashplayer from macromedia's site, then even once you've installed it, you would have to "enable" it, as above.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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I had this exact same problem - you'll probably find that it affects all plugins, not just flash. I found the answer on a forum on opera's website.

Its something to do with compatability with OpenMotif versions, but to cut to the chaste, all you have to do to get it working is cd to /usr/lib/opera/plugins (as root)

copy operamotifwrapper-3 to operamotifwrapper

(Copy it - don't rename it....)

When I did this, all my plugins miraculously started working. Hope this helps!

Can't tell you much about the why's and wherefores as I've only been using linux for a couple of months and am certainly no guru! I'm busy learning how to swim, as it were!

However, I can tell you that everything you need is already preinstalled in RH9 and the plugin problem stems from the opera developers having written for anearlier version of openmotif. The reason that the coping to the new file works is that operamotifwrapper-3 is backwards compatible to earlier versions.

Last edited by mikemrh9; 11-26-2003 at 12:17 PM.
 
  


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