symbolic link

i downloaded mandrak 10 but i can only get jre to work with opera web browser sun java tells me i need to make a symbolic link to jre in mozilla plugin in order for it to work with it help i dont know how i did finaly get javas jre installed but i have no idia how to make a symbolic link to it ! complet newbe brian reynolds staggerweed@charter.net :?

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i use mandrake 10 and the new java j2re dosent recire a symbolic link it just puts evrything were its needed

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thanks a bunch

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[quote="staggerweed"]i was wondering 2 things 1st is ther a free anivirus program that you dont have to use the comand line with avalible for linux [/quote]

Not that I know of - most antivirus programs available for Linux are designed to be run from the command line. Antivirus programs aren't strictly necessary for Linux machines unless you're serving files to Windows machines and want to scan those files for viruses.

[quote="staggerweed"]2nd i downloaded and instaled netscape navigator 7.1 but the only way i can use it is by going to usr/lib netscape why and is ther a way to put a short cut to it in the browser menu or at least an icon on the desk top.[/quote]

[url]http://www.kde.org/documentation/userguide/adding-programs.html[/url] gives instructions for adding menu items to your KDE menu. To add a shortcut on your desktop, right-click on the desktop and select Create New | Link To Application and follow the on screen instructions.

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i was wondering 2 things 1st is ther a free anivirus program that you dont have to use the comand line with avalible for linux 2nd i downloaded and instaled netscape navigator 7.1 but the only way i can use it is by going to usr/lib netscape why and is ther a way to put a short cut to it in the browser menu or at least an icon on the desk top.

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i shut the computer off for a wile and ween i turned it back on java vm is in mozilla now and works so thanks a bunch

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ican do that and it puts a coppy of the link in mozilla plugins but it has a padlock on it and wont work otherwise so eny othe idias pleas help thanks

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[quote="Anonymous"]ween i type ln mozilla -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so it sat no such directory no such file but the files ther and sos teh directory i can see them .... help[/quote]

try

ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

If you're typing

ln mozilla -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so it won't work, as you have already found out.

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ween i type ln mozilla -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_04/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so it sat no such directory no such file but the files ther and sos teh directory i can see them .... help

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[quote="staggerweed"]weares the camand line[/quote]

Click the icon that looks like a monitor [img]http://www.cinlug.org/images/terminal.png[/img] in the tool bar on the bottom of the screen. Type su - and enter your root password to switch to the root user. Then try running the ln commands in my previous message.

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weares the camand line

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http://www.speculation.org/garrick/java.html has pretty detailed instructions that might work for you.

Basically, as root at the command line run

ln -s /usr/java/default/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

and restart Mozilla and the Java plugin should work for you.

Depening on which JRE you have installed, the plugin may be located in another directory. I've got j2re1.4.1 from Sun and on my machine I would type the command:

ln -s /usr/local/j2re1.4.1_02/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins