Intuit hack

Sasha Pachev sasha at
Fri Mar 11 13:10:35 MST 2005

Here is a hack that allowed me to get to my tax return from last year at Intuit 
in Firefox.

step 1: install java -

download/install JRE from Sun (need 1.4.2 or newer)
cd your_plugin_dir ;
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/

step 2: install Adobe PDF plugin and convince the Intuit js script routine that 
your really have it:

download/install Acrobat 5
cd your_plugin_dir
cp /usr/local/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/ "Acrobat"
(note - make sure to name the file just right - a variation in the name is 
possible, but you must have Acrobat Reader substring in the name of the file, or 
Intuit JS will think you do not have Acrobat Reader plugin available, and will 
refuse to work - also note that you must cp - ln does not do the trick to name 
the plugin right).

restart Firefox

I imagine it would allow you to do the rest of the task to file the taxes, but I 
used this year - only 9.95 + a couple of calls to the IRS to 
clarify some things.

Sasha Pachev
AskSasha Linux Consulting

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