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Old 11-02-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy video + java plug-in problems with opera

Ive been screwin with these darn plugins for 2 weeks now. Im trying to get java to run correctly as well as plugger along with mplayer. ive got plugger installed correctly but i cant get mplayer to install bcuz of its incessant need for the different libs, primarily zlib and libpng, i think i got zlib installed but now I cant figure out to how install libpng. --are these libraries needed?-- and --what do i need to do to get java to run correctly?--. Im running the latest ver of opera web browser on mandrake 9.1. So far opera is the browser of choice for me . Ive tried mozilla, netscape and now opera which i like the best. Is there an easier way to get this stuff to run or am i stuck with this seemingly nutso way of installing and running apps?---also what about the codecs for mplayer? are they going to be installed the same way?---
all help will be greatly appreciated


Old 11-03-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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hello...? anyone home?
Old 11-03-2003, 07:44 PM   #3
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as far as java goes for opera, it's not like setting it up like you would with mozilla. open opera and go to File > Preferences > Multimedia. make sure the Enable Java button is ticked. also underneath that, there's a text box. this is where you tell opera the java path. depending on your version and java package (jre vs. sdk), the path will look something like this:


that's mine using the sdk from sun version 1.4.2_01. then you can click the validate path button. if the path validates. close opera and reopen it.

then you can go here to see if java works.

as far as the mplayer plugin goes, that doesn't work with opera. in opera for linux, most everything needs to be done in the File > Preferences > Filetypes. usually stuff for like quicktime, etc... you'll probably want to specify the application instead of using the plugin.
Old 11-04-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
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ok thanx ill try that out


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