Galeon and Red Hat

Galeon is an end-user browser for Gnome. It is based off the Gecko engine that is in Mozilla and as such a lot of the things that work for Mozilla, work for it. With plugins there's a caveat that might lead to some confusion though.

If you are a Red Hat user (7.2/7.3 specifically) and you have Mozilla 1.0.0 and Galeon 1.2.5 installed via RPMs, you probably want to use the same plugins with both. The thing is that Mozilla 1.0.0 will look in /usr/lib/mozilla AND /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.0, Galeon 1.2.5 will only look in the latter directory.

As such, if you are employing the RPMed versions you probably want to install Java in both. Ie you'll probably want to do this:

ln -s /usr/local/java.sun/java.current/plugin/i386/ns610/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
ln -s /usr/local/java.sun/java.current/plugin/i386/ns610/ /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.0/plugins/

Now the thing about all this is that I use Debian and so the information above came from someone who happened to use my instructions and informed me of the fun with Galeon. They preferred to remain anonymous. :)

I hope this helps you out. If you would like to add anything to this document then please contact me. Thanks. :)

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