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Old 04-07-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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Browser Plugins


I searched, but was unable to find all of this info in just one place, so this thread was started to centralize all of the different sources for browser plugins that are available for mozilla, konquerer, Netscape and etc that are available for Linux. This thread was inspired by my exhausting search and helluva time getting them working.

Please post links to your best known sources for plugins and tricks and hints to get them up and running properly.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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mozplugger

there are rpm's for most distros (those that don't already come with it)

Real Player (copy rpnp.so to plugins folder)
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Great! mozplugger can be found at http://mozplugger.mozdev.org/

Good one! Thanks!
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/en-AU/linux.html
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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mplayerplug-in for all your video streaming needs on mozilla/firefox.IT is the BEST.
http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 04-07-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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www.blackdown.org ive had more luck with this than suns java
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
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Beautiful!!!

For each type of browser used in Linux, what are the similarities?

Which plugins if any or all are universal (Only need to install plugins once to use with all browsers)?

Do I need to install a bunch of plugins for each browser individually if I want to use Mozilla sometimes and Konquerer when I'm feeling saucy?

Thanks for the help so far!!!
 
Old 04-07-2004, 08:07 PM   #8
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Konqueror will use Mozilla plugins. Go to Settings/Confingure Konqueror and go to the plugins section. You can have Konqueror search multiple places for plugins on startup.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:36 AM   #9
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as I'm using mozilla firefox usually, which is installed into my user area, I have to copy all the plugins to it's plugins folder
this isn't hard work!

firefox does it all except real media for which epiphany comes to the rescue
 
Old 04-08-2004, 10:04 AM   #10
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I'm having difficulties installing the java plugin for mozilla. Sound easy? Maybe for some (most?) but I'm really having trouble.

When I go to a site with a plugin (i.e. dslreports speakeasy speed test page) I get a popup telling me that I need a plugin for java and it needs to install it. I click "Install plugin" and it downloads it and installs it, but it doesn't work. I've tried multiple times to no avail. I've also installed it from source from the sun website but still can't get it working.

If I was more familiar with Linux, I would probably know where it is installing it and I could move it to my plugins folder like mentioned above, but I can't seem to find it. Being a dummy is not easy.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 11:49 AM   #11
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do updatedb as root
then type
locate libjavaplugin_oji.so
then symlink it to the browser plugin folder

ln -s /path/to/javaplugin /path/to/browser/plugin/folder
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:00 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by salparadise
do updatedb as root
then type
locate libjavaplugin_oji.so
then symlink it to the browser plugin folder

ln -s /path/to/javaplugin /path/to/browser/plugin/folder
Wow, is it normal for it to be so complicated? I'll surely give it a spin, and I appreciate the advice, but it seems awefully complicated for the end result...is there an easier way, or is that pretty much the only solution?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:26 PM   #13
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it only seems complicated
it's not really
 
Old 04-08-2004, 05:49 PM   #14
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Is this to be done with every available plugin?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by mmurch01
Is this to be done with every available plugin?
No, it can't be done with any other plugin, because other plugins will have different names. To use "locate", you have to know at least part of the name of what you're trying to locate.
 
  


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