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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.

Dell/MediaDirect wiped my data!

I’ve used Dell laptops for a while and when I was looking for a new one about a month ago I was interested in a Dell Vostro as I’d read good things. One of the good things I’d read was that you could order it without all the crapware that comes installed on most machines these days.

So I brought a Vostro 1400 and was pretty pleased with it. One of the first things I did was *wipe all the partitions* on the drive and set it up to dual boot between Windows Vista and Ubuntu – with a nice big partition to store my data. This could then be accessed from both Vista and Ubuntu – ideal.

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