Friday, May 16, 2008

Installing Flash on CentOS-5.x86_64

With some help from a post in the CentOS-wiki I was able to install the 32-bit version of Adobe's Flash-Plugin on a 64-bit Firefox.

Using the nspluginwrapper RPMs and the flash-plugin from RPMforge.

This is what I have done:

  • install nspluginwrapper (viewer)

  • install nspluginwrapper (plugin)

  • install the flash-plugin: yum -y install flash-plugin or manually from the RPM

  • run the following command as root: nspluginwrapper --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

  • check the installation: in the firefox addressbar about:plugins or visit a site with flash ;)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

German Dictionary in Thunderbird-1.5 on CentOS-5

It's very anoying that the dictionaries from the Thunderbird Add-ons are not available for the version of Thunderbird from CentOS-5.

After getting some error messages, and trying around I found Localized Dictionaries for Mozilla Thunderbird on mozilla.org. Unfortunately the downloadable .xpi does not work for me?! However there is a nice note about OpenOffice.org Dictionaries and Thunderbird on the same page. This seems to work perfectly!