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Re: [SLE] Help to install Firefox and Flashplayer 7
  • From: Catimimi <catimimi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 15:33:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <42077C3A.5040608@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Carl,

Thanks for all your replies, I made a lot of trials and below are the results
and comments :

Carl E. Hartung a écrit :

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Hi Michel,

| I want to switch from Mozilla to Firefox

Why switch? I run both. I use Mozilla's calendar and e-mail clients
and see no reason to change them yet.

Why not both, but I want(ed) Firefox and Thunderbird for their possibilities
of extension : for instance RSS

| -- For Firefox : should install it as root ? if so do I've - as I read -
| to install it in a folder

You should install an rpm package of Firefox with YaST and not worry
about locations or configuring permissions. This will all be done
automatically, just like it was with Mozilla.

Thanks for the RPM, I found too the one for Thunderbird, I installed them,
For Firefox, no problem, it works but with warnings about write permissions,
if I install the Firefox.tar.gz in my home directory, I've no warnings ! Certainly it
doesn't matter.

For Thunderbird I get a segmentation fault with the RPM and with the tar.gz !!

So no Thunderbird and no RSS without addon software.

| -- For Flashplayer : I read two different install instructions :
| - the first one - mozdev installation note - tells to copy the two files
| : ""
| and "flashplayer.xpt" in the "plugin" folder of the installation ! Do
| they speak of the
| "~/.mozilla/firefox/plugin" folder or of the
| "/usr/local/mozilla/firefox/plugin" folder ?

They go in the central plug-ins repository, /usr/lib/browser-plugins.

You soft-link to them from the browser's plug-ins directory, in this

case probably /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/plugins

Here's what my setup looks like in opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/plugins :

flashplayer.xpt -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/flashplayer.xpt -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ ->
/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.2-sun- -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/
nphelix.xpt -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/nphelix.xpt -> /usr/X11R6/lib/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/ -> /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

Thanks, I tried that, the flash RPM ... but no flash working with firefox
It works very well with Mozilla 1.7

So no Firefox, I'm back to the Mozilla suite !!!

| - Furthermore, if I install the flashplayer with the installer I'm told
| that I need to install
| the packages "ttfonts" and "urw-fonts", is it necessary? if yes where do
| I find these
| packages for SuSE 9.2 Pro ?

You'll need to verify this, but you probably already have the free MS
TrueType fonts installed. I'm late for dinner, so I'll let someone else
answer the "urw-fonts" question.

HTH & regards,

- - Carl

I don't know where are my errors, what lib could be missing. I don't understand
but being a searcher I'm not satisfied.

Thanks for everything


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