Rhapsody, Ubuntu and Firefox 3

If you’re having trouble logging in to the Rhapsody website and you are running Firefox 3 on Ubuntu (or possibly other flavours of Unix) then the following might be useful.

If, every time you try to log in to the Rhapsody website, you are asked to install the Firefox plugin, even after apparently installing it, then the plugin is not getting installed correctly.

To install the plugin manually try –

Start a shell prompt

cd .mozilla/plugins/
wget http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/rhapx/RhapsodyPlayerEngine_Inst_Linux.xpi&install=rwih
unzip RhapsodyPlayerEngine_Inst_Linux.xpi

Then restart Firefox.

Hopefully, now you should be presented with a username/password box when you try to log in rather than the plugin install prompt.

3 thoughts on “Rhapsody, Ubuntu and Firefox 3

  1. Neil

    I do not have a ‘plugins’ directory in my .mozilla

    All that is listed is ‘extensions’ and ‘firefox’

    Should I create one and continue or does the the rhapsody engine belong somewhere else?

  2. matt Post author

    I think that is probably because you haven’t installed any “user” plugins yet. You should be able to extract the file to “/usr/lib/firefox/plugins” instead. This will make it available to all users.

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