[clug-talk] having trouble...
lewkor at telus.net
Thu May 19 13:03:06 PDT 2005
On May 18, 2005 10:19 pm, Patrick Shannon wrote:
> hello everyone,
> Does anyone know a system administrator at Bishop
> Grandin by the Name of Mrs.Hughes? She says she is
> friends one of the more knowledgeable members of
> CLUG.Anyway, the two of us are going in halfseys on a
> new Debian distro, so I'll be ditching this ancient
> Redhat OS pretty soon anyway.
I believe that I am the person she is referring to. Is her name Leigh-Ann?
If you are purchasing one of the debian derivatives then I have actually been
contemplating buying Libranet.
> I am having trouble, however, with installing a java
> plugin. I load the rpm.bin file on the terminal and it
> installs, and then in my nautilus folder, I find a
> nice rpm file.But when I click it, it tells me that
> "jre" is already installed.The problem is, I can't use
> java, and when I plug "jre" into the bash prompt, it
> tells me the command doesn't exist.
First the java plugin is a *.so file. It is not an executable that you can
run from the command line. I am using a Sun JDK that I got from the
www.java.com. My java plugin is called "javaplugin_oji.so". Plugins are
kept in the directory "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins". If you are using mozilla
then look in the menu Help>About Mozilla. If you are using Firefox then look
in the menu Edit>Preferences>Downloads>Plugins. These will tell you what
plugins are active.
If you have a file like I mentioned above then either copy the plugin to
"/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" or make a link from the file to that directory and
restart your browser. Konqueror will use the same directory.
I have assumed that you are using mozilla as your browser and or KDE. If you
are perverse enough that you use Gnome then I am not the person to ask about
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