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Re: [SLE] SUSE 10.0 Sound problems with Firefox
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:27:48 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <45469875.8040202@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sylvester Lykkehus wrote:
Basil Chupin wrote:
Firstly, if the copy from works then use it--there is
are no compelling reasons to use the rpm from Suse.

Other than it can be updated via package managers I guess ?

Big deal. If yo are using the one from mozilla now what's the problem in not doing so in the future? In fact from mozilla you can get the very latest, bleeding edge version everynight if you wanted to (like I do).

Secondly, I suspect that the problem is in the plugins where one of
the flash players is not the correct version--or simply does not work
on some sites. For example I, and others, cannot get VIDEO when going
to Foxnews; the AUDIO is there but not the picture when trying to play
a video (the problem is with Foxnews actually).
The problem is not only with flash, also embedded audio and video using
the mplayerplug-in.
When you have Firefox running (try both "versions"-getfirefox and
Suse) type in the URL window "about:plugins" (without the quotes) and
all the installed plugins will be shown. Take a note of what they are
and versions. Compare this list against the "other" version.

Versions are the same (as they should be, ~/.mozilla/plugins links to
/usr/lib/browser-plugins, this is what the rpm uses as well right?).

Well, yes and no.

If you install the rpm it puts the plugins in /usr/lib/browser-plugins.

If you use the INSTALLER version of Firefox from then it will also--by default--put them into the same directory (/usr/lib/browser-plugins). With the installer version you do have the option to install Firefox in a directory of your choice--and I always install it in my /home directory.

From what you show above, you seem to have installed Firefox in your /directory which is why you show '~/.mozilla/plugins' because the plugins directory does not normally show up in your /home directory. So, what you have to do is to copy everything from /usr/lib/browser-plugins into your ~/.mozilla/plugins; *then* you will have both the same.

One other thing: you haven't messed around with the version of java installed with Suse? The symlink in the plugins now points to the 1.4.2 version and if install the 1.5 version then you have to alter the symlink.

Another thing, do you have the NoScript extension installed?


I'm dangerous when I know what I'm doing.

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