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Re: Fedora 4 Firefox strange behaviour:


Chris Northwood wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-
bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of akonstam trinity edu
Sent: 25 September 2005 21:26
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Fedora 4 Firefox strange behaviour:

On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 09:55:57AM -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
At 1:17 PM +0100 9/25/05, Mirco Scara wrote:
Hello everybody,

I tried to download rpm packages several times from several different
websites such as nrpms or adobe.com and others using Firefox 1.0.6 but
when I click on to the rpm link which should usually start the download
instead firefox attempts to open and download the file using Real
Is there any particular settings I can reset to change this behaviour?
The problem is at the other end.  It is possible to remove any
stuff from your end, and never play any more RealPlayer Movies (rpm), or
you can right-click on the link and choose "Save Link As".
TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson georgeanelson com>
     '                              <http://www.georgeanelson.com/>

This method does not work with Adobe and the download of AdobeReader.
What you are presented with is not a link and no Save Link is displayed
when you right click on the Download button. It is infuriating to say
he least.
Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
telephone: (210)-999-7484

As Tony correctly stated, the problem is not with your configuration
(indeed, it is behaving properly), but with the web server sending the wrong
MIME type. Perhaps you could copy the link and wget the RPM or something as
a workaround?

Chris Northwood.

You can also use an ftp client to download the file/files from ftp.adobe.com ;-)


Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.

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