Installation notes for Linux

Here is a brief set of instructions for installing the necessary components to allow Linux users to view ePresence archives under Mozilla. These instructions have only be tested under Fedora Core 1.0, and there is no guarantee that they will work with other distributions of Linux.
These instructions apply only to Mozilla 1.6, and have not been tested using any other Linux browsers.

Step 1) Install Java

Note: You may already have a version of Java installed.  To test it go to

As of the writing of this document, the current version of Java is 1.4.2_04.  If a more recent version of Java has been released, some of the file-names below will have to be updated.

  1. Download the Java binary:
    1. Go to
    2. Click the Download button next to Linux RPM.
  2. In a terminal window, go to your download directory.
  3. Change the permissions so that the downloaded file can be executed:

    chmod u+x j2re1_4_2_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin

  4. Execute the downloaded file to extract the RPM:


    • You will be asked to agree to Sun's license agreement for Java.

  5. Install the Package:

    redhat-install-packages j2re1_4_2_04-linux-i586.rpm

    • This step will require a root password
    • When done, Java will be installed in /usr/java.

  6. Go to your home directory, and create a Mozilla plugin directory if one doesn't already exist:

    mkdir .mozilla/plugins

  7. Create a symbolic link to the Java plugin in your Mozilla plugins directory:

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

Step 2) Install RealPlayer plugin

Note: ePresence requires the latest version of the RealPlayer plug-in. 

  1. Go to and download the latest version of Realplayer for Linux.
  2. In a terminal window, go to your download directory and install the package, we will show this with RealPlayer 10 Gold:

    cd download directory
    chmod +x RealPlayer10Gold.bin

    • This step will require a root password
    • This will load the RealPlayer installer, follow the instructions to complete the setup.

  3. After this is completed, the Mozilla RealPlayer plug-in will be installed as long as Mozilla was installed previously.