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Old 08-12-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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How do I get and install plugins for Firefox. Keep in mind Im a complete newb, I know the basics of the command line (like how to change directories) but other than that Im like a kid lost in a jungle.
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Go here, pick your extension, and click install.
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Sorry, I wasnt very clear in my post. I meant the plugins for flash and stuff like that, not Firefox plugins.
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flash also has the instructions on how to install it...just make sure you're not running firefox when you do the install, or it won't work...
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What distro are you using?

If it is a Debian based distro then Flash,Java, Real Player, Mplayer, Adobe can all be install simply by using Synaptic or Apt.
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detpenguin, thanks for the info. I downloaded the plugin and tried to install it...when it asked me for the installation path I tried "/usr/lib/mozilla" and "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" but both times it gave an error and said: "WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path." Anybody know why its doing that and what path I have to enter.
Thanks for the help!
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even i faced the same problem, you can try
"/usr/lib/mozilla-x.x.x "
i.e the version of your mozilla, you will be having a directory with that name in the same path,
it will work but then cant justify the reason for the same, please do let me know if you find any.
Old 08-13-2005, 03:23 PM   #8
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That did the trick. Thanks everybody.


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