KDE and Java plugins

Chris Lingard chris at stockwith.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 12:51:38 PST 2001

Gregory Davis wrote:

> Chris Lingard wrote:
>> My I ask you experts another question.  My Konqueror has the flash
>> plugins
>> loaded in .netscape/plugins.  It can "see" the plugins when i use the
>> configure/netscape stuff;  but they do not work.  The macromedia site
>> does not load properly.
>> Do I need java too?  I think I may need some sort of JDK thing installed
>> to
>> give me java and javac.  Is this right?
>> Chris
> I was hoping someone else would have answered this, but it is a problem
> that lots of people have (myself including).  I can tell you that you
> should have, though it is not required, a java virtual machine on your
> computer in order to run web page java.  I can only find prebuilt
> distributions and the one that KDE suggests is Blackdown JRE (Java Runtime
> Environment) 1.3.1.  You basically get their tarball, and unpack it right
> into /usr or /usr/local.  Then you point your path to
> /path/to/jre-1.3.1/bin and when konqueror needs java, it simply says:
> "java!" and java magically appears.
Thanks Greg.  That clears that up,  I think I will wait for the CD,  no 
chance to down load that stuff here.
> Flash plugin... I don't know if that's related to java or its just a bug
> in
> Konqueror.  Furthermore, it just may be something that runs for netscape
> and not clones.
The KDE documentation says that it clashes with the sound driver??  Some 
day I may switch off sound and see if that is true.

> Greg

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