Active X emulation in Konq?

Steven Pasternak stevenp500 at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 14 03:58:01 UTC 2006


Scott wrote:
> ", "anthony baldwin spake thusy);:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am faced with losing a rather lucrative translation contract, if I 
>> can´t access a site that is requiring IE5 or ¨better¨
>> I have set Konqueror to identify as IE6, but the site still tells me 
>> that I can not access all featuers
>> (which I need to do), without setting Active X enabled and listing the 
>> site as ¨Trusted¨.
>> I´m at a loss.
>> I had thought it was possible to run IE with wine, but I am unable to DL 
>> IE, without
>> ¨validating my windows installation¨, which, of course, I don´t even have.
>> I need this work.
>> Any ideas?
>>     
>
> I've got a few ideas.
>
> 1) Try Firefox instead of Konqueror.  There is an ActiveX plugin for
> Firefox (although I'm not sure if it's compatible with the Linux version
> of Firefox).  I've not used it myself, just because of my aversion to
> ActiveX in general.
>
> http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/mozilla.htm
>
>
> 2) Get Wine Tools.  It comes with an older IE 6 Downloader that doesn't
> require you to "validate your Windows installation"
>
> Unfortunately, (unlike in Fedora Core) there is no Wine Tools
> Debian/Ubuntu package.
>
> There is a tarball though (I think it's source - I'm not sure).
>
> http://www.von-thadden.de/Joachim/WineTools/index.html
>
>   
Actually, wine tools isn't supported very well in newer wine versions 
use ies4linux ( http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page) 
instead. It automatically downloads and installs ie6 without messing up 
the wine installation. It works in (Xu,Ku,U)buntu, too.




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