Installing Real Player 11 and Configuring Mozilla Plugin in Ubuntu 8.04

The following steps show how to install Real Player 11 and Mozilla Plugin for Firefox 3.0 browsers running on Hardy Heron.

Download Real Player 11 from:

Open a terminal and change to the directory where the file was downloaded. Grant execute permissions and run the setup using the following commands:

  chmod 770 RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
  sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin

Use the following default installation directory during the installation:


The installer will copy the files and create menu shortcuts. Then run the following commands.

  cd /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins
  sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt nphelix.xpt
  sudo ln -s /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/
  sudo mv /usr/lib/totem/gstreamer/ ~/.

Open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Scroll down and look for the following entry.

Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
File name: /opt/real/RealPlayer/mozilla/
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version built
with gcc 3.4.3 on Feb 25 2008

If found, your Real Plugin is installed properly!