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Weblog:   Linux Brings Frustration
Subject:   Answers to plugin issues
Date:   2004-02-08 09:58:07
From:   nzheretic
http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxplugin/<blockquote>CrossOver Plugin lets you use many Windows plugins directly from your Linux browser. In particular CrossOver fully supports:


* QuickTime
* Shockwave Director
* Windows Media Player 6.4
* Word Viewer
* Excel Viewer
* PowerPoint Viewer
* and more...
</blockquote>


I have deployed Linux ( RH8.0/9 ) desktop systems for business use. In general most users get by with the following "native" plugins :
* Real realplayer 8.0 with the additional RealPlayer 9.0 codecs
* Adobe acroread 5
* Macromedia Flash
* Sun Java 1.4.2_03


Real's next generation player Helix is in beta release.


If your using Fedora, check out ESR's
Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO.



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  • Answers to plugin issues
    2004-02-08 18:50:57  djames82 [View]

    Hello-my name is Antonio Sanchez from Mexico. I am running Sun's linux. I am running Mozilla 1.6, I tried to install the Macromedia Flash plugin from macromedia.com I tried to double click on the executable, FLASH_PLUGIN_INSTALL.exe, however I was faced with an error saying it can not open such files. I am complete lost for word, why can I not run the Flash plugin installer? I have spent the last 16 hours compiling my 2.4 kernel to 2.6 - yet the problem still exists. Since that did not work due to some issues, I decided to re-install the whole operating system from scratch three times. I am lost for words.
    • Answers to plugin issues
      2004-02-08 19:31:40  markp1950 [View]

      I think that you tried to install the Windows program. I Believe that flash 6 is a tar program...
      It requires copying a file to a certain directory..
      I couldn't get it installed in Mozilla Linux, but did in Opera for Linux...

      MarkP


      >Hello-my name is Antonio Sanchez from Mexico. I am
      >running Sun's linux. I am running Mozilla 1.6, I
      >tried to install the Macromedia Flash plugin from
      >macromedia.com I tried to double click on the
      >executable, FLASH_PLUGIN_INSTALL.exe, however I was
      > faced with an error saying it can not open such
      >files. I am complete lost for word, why can I not
      >run the Flash plugin installer?

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