Bug 443584 - does not intialize plugins when started via evolution
does not intialize plugins when started via evolution
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Reported: 2008-04-22 08:08 EDT by Martin Jürgens
Modified: 2008-07-26 17:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: firefox-3.0.1-1.fc9.x86_64
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Last Closed: 2008-07-26 17:32:55 EDT
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Description Martin Jürgens 2008-04-22 08:08:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox does not initialize plug ins when started via evolution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Close Firefox
2. Open Evolution
3. Click on some link
4. In the appearing Firefox window, open about:plugins

Actual results:
No plugins are listed there: Neither Totem nor Flash.

Expected results:
Plugins should be listed. Close all Firefox instances again and start firefox
via the applications menu. Recheck. You'll notice that about:plugins lists a
bunch of plugins.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Martin Jürgens 2008-04-22 08:13:02 EDT
It does not happen when you set the default browser to Firefox in
gnome-default-applications-properties. But though having Firefox set there, it
asks you if you want it to be the default browser. If you do this, the things
above apply.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:56:15 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Michael Hampton 2008-05-17 09:20:10 EDT
I am seeing Firefox not load any plugins when it's loaded via its GNOME menu
entry. It doesn't load any plugins from /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins nor from
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped; however, it does load plugins from

As a workaround I have done:
ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped $HOME/.mozilla/plugins

And this seems to get my plugins loaded.

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-25 20:05:38 EDT
Reporter, can you reproduce either your symptoms or what Michale describes in
comment 3, please, with the upgraded Firefox?
Comment 5 Michael Hampton 2008-07-25 20:31:32 EDT
This problem no longer occurs for me with firefox-3.0.1-1.fc9.x86_64 when it is
loaded from the GNOME menu entry or from /usr/bin/firefox. All my 32-bit plugins
(in fact, all of them) come up normally even without the workaround from comment #3.
Comment 6 Martin Jürgens 2008-07-26 07:33:08 EDT
Works fine for me now, too.

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