Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443584
does not intialize plugins when started via evolution
Last modified: 2008-07-26 17:32:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox does not initialize plug ins when started via evolution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Close Firefox
2. Open Evolution
3. Click on some link
4. In the appearing Firefox window, open about:plugins
No plugins are listed there: Neither Totem nor Flash.
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.
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
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
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.
Reporter, can you reproduce either your symptoms or what Michale describes in
comment 3, please, with the upgraded Firefox?
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.
Works fine for me now, too.