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How to make RealPlayer and Chimera coexist Web Browsers
For those of you with both RealPlayer and Chimera, you'll probably get a crash on launch when you try to run both Chimera and RealPlayer. The Chimera mailing list archive site contains the solution in the October archives. It was posted by Reinhold Penner, the generous creator of ChimeraKnight. You can read his solution here; the responding messages (use the "Next message" link at the bottom of the page) are interesting and should be read. This is more than just a tweak. It is a lesson in the use and misuse of aliases.

[Editor's note: As an aside, if you haven't tested Chimera lately, the newest versions are becoming quite usable. There are still many missing features, of course, but it's showing great promise.]
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or use a symlink
Authored by: batmanppc on Oct 15, '02 10:54:11AM

Another way around the problem is to use the terminal to symink to the plugin. The problem in the mozilla engine is specifically with aliases. Using symlink is still get the desired effect Real was going for (not needing to copy the plugin everytime it's updated I'm guessing).

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newer build
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 15, '02 12:24:33PM

or try a newer, nightly build... they have fixed the problem.

look for ChimeraKnight on VersionTracker or just grab it yourself -- <>. however, ChimeraKnight gives you an automatic option to revert back to your last version of the browser if the latest nightly is too unstable...

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No problems here
Authored by: lebowski on Oct 15, '02 12:52:32PM

I use RealOne on a daily basis to listen to internet radio, and Chimera has been my default browser since the summer. I've personally never experienced any problems.

but thanks for the hint anyway. as a believer of Sod's Law, i'm sure i too will encouner this crashing problem now ;-)


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No problems here
Authored by: Glanz on Oct 15, '02 01:14:47PM

Well, all I can say is that some folks are just lucky. They are born with a silver mouse in their mouths. hehehe Or perhaps, they have geek guardian angels!

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