Wednesday, 18 June 2008

CentOS: Manual install of plugins for Mozilla Firefox

This is just a note to myself and everyone else in the same spot.

Flash Player

Manual installation of the Flash player plugin for a new Firefox installation is done like this :

[root@lxbakalidis ~]# cd /opt/mozilla/firefox/plugins
[root@lxbakalidis plugins]# ln -sf /usr/lib/flash-plugin/

Detailed instructions for installing flash-player from Adobe are available here.


The java plugin gets installed by linking located in $JAVA_HOME/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ in your plugin dir.

Real Player

For real Player the plugin name is and the plugin location is /opt/RealPlayer//mozilla/.