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Re: (fedora) F8: Mozilla plugins (flash and mplayer) don't work



André Costa wrote:
On Nov 15, 2007 2:37 PM, Greg Sieranski <greg sieranski quoininc com> wrote:
David Boles wrote:
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André Costa wrote:

On Nov 15, 2007 12:21 PM, André Costa <blueser gmail com> wrote:

Hi Jouk,

On Nov 15, 2007 11:31 AM, Jacob (=Jouk) Jansen
<joukj hrem nano tudelft nl> wrote:

Andre wrote on 15-NOV-2007 13:39:22.26


My problem now is Mozilla plugins: Adobe Flash player doesn't work
(nspluginwrapper fails to, well, wrap it, for some reason), and
mplayer plugin downloads the whole movie but doesn't play it. If I
save the movie and play it directly with either xine or mplayer it
plays just fine (I tried with some trailers from
http://www.apple.com/trailers)

Maybe it is the same problem as I had yesterday with internet radio
broadcasts :
  -Look for which application is realy trying to play the movie. I guess it
   is not the mplayer plugin but a libtotem plugin. If that is the case,
   remove the plugin from /usr/lib64/mozilla/ directory and let the "real"
   mplayer plugin do its work

Thks for the tip, but unfortunatelly that was not the case...

Regards,

Andre

Well, don't know if it's the proper way to solve this, but once I
replaced firefox.x86_64 with firefox.i386 (the same goes for
mplayerplug-in), and removed nspluginwrapper, all started working
again.

The only (considerable) downside to it is that yelp depends on
firefox.x86_64, but so far I chose to lose it in favor of the 32bits
version of Firefox (I guess I could install 32bit version of yelp, but
I'm afraid it would demand tons of 32bit libs that I don't want laying
around).

If anyone knows a better way of doing this (that would not force me to
remove yelp), please advise.

You did not have to remove the 64-bit Firefox. Just change the menu to
point to the 32-bit Firefox.

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  David
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In the run application prompt you can use  "firefox" for  64bit and
"firefox-32"  for the 32 bit. That way you can keep both on your system.

Hi Greg and David, thks for your tips.

AFAICS there's no such a thing as "firefox-32" or anything like it.
Just to make sure I reinstalled firefox.x86_64 alongside with .i386
version, and the only thing I get is /usr/bin/firefox, which is a bash
script that will run 64bit version if it is available:

...
##
## Variables
##
MOZ_ARCH=$(uname -m)
case $MOZ_ARCH in
    x86_64 | ia64 | s390 )
        MOZ_LIB_DIR="/usr/lib64"
        SECONDARY_LIB_DIR="/usr/lib"
        ;;
    * )
        MOZ_LIB_DIR="/usr/lib"
        SECONDARY_LIB_DIR="/usr/lib64"
        ;;
esac

Since "uname -m" returns x86_64, this is the version that's always chosen.

I could of course execute /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.9/firefox-bin
directly, but everytime I upgrade firefox I will have to fix this
reference.

Am I missing something?

Regards,

Andre

This is how I installed 32-bit Firefox: http://fedora64.org/desktop-64-posts/ff32-on-x86_64/

I then followed this to get flash working:
http://fedorasolved.org/browser-solutions/flash/

Hope this helps,
gs


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