KDE and Java plugins
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
>> 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
>> give me java and javac. Is this right?
> 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
> 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.
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