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Old 01-13-2005, 04:03 PM   #31
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If you are using gnome you should be able to do it with nautilus,must be root,or you could rm the contents of the dir then rmdir there are lots of ways,man rm man rmdir.
I use mc,it does all that for you,just su then mc then navigate to the dir then f8.

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Old 01-13-2005, 04:14 PM   #32
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I don't understand how it is going to do any good to relink Firefox plugins to Mozilla plugins because RealPlayer acts the same in both browsers now. Aboutlugins brings up the same thing in both browsers.

In both browsers RealPlayer comes up, shows the news site's logo and then stops.


I don't know what the deal is with the smilie for a typed letter in my posts?? z.

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Old 01-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #33
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to remove a directory I use rm -R directorytoberemoved. The big R means Reapeativlly or something.

Just to go through it all agian:
I downloaded the Real Player RPM from their site.
I did a ln -s /user/local/RealPlayer/realplay /usr/bin/.
ln -sf /usr/local/Realplayer/mozilla/* /path to browser plug in dir
ln -sf /usr/local/Realplayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt* /path to browser plug in dir

Initially all the files were not in the mozilla dir and I had to copy them over to there. The 'Find file' thing got used a bit there.
I went to the BBC news site and went in the way of the 'Real Player one' and it just worked - slowly as I have a 56k connection.
If you accidently chose the Win Media player route then delete all BBC cookies in the Firefox cookie manager and start again.
Problems problems. So many in Linux - but I feel it is a growing experience........
Old 01-13-2005, 05:01 PM   #34
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I am running mepis which is debian based so it uses debs. It came with RealPlayer installed in Mozilla. RealPlayer would bring up the news site's logo, but would not play the video. I installed Firefox and by creating links I have gotten Firefox so that it also has the plugin. It will also bring up RealPlayer, show the news site's logo and then go no further. I don't think that I need to do any more linking between Mozilla and Firefox since they behave the same when bringing up RealPlayer.

I need to find out why RealPlayer won't play a video.

Thanks, zoey
Old 01-23-2005, 06:13 PM   #35
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a huge thankyou to reddazz , student104 , and comp rookie .
i learned from your posts , now realplayer works ... (exhale).


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