Bug 474871 - Firefox unable to find plugins when restores after KDE 4 login
Summary: Firefox unable to find plugins when restores after KDE 4 login
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 437596
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 10
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-12-05 17:36 UTC by Paul Stimpson
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:58 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-12-05 21:21:08 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
KDE Software Compilation 167373 None None None Never
Mozilla Foundation 262258 None None None Never

Description Paul Stimpson 2008-12-05 17:36:11 UTC
Description of problem:

When Firefox is started automatically as part of a KDE 4 login (because it was open when the user shut the machine down) it is unable to find any plugins.  

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


How reproducible:

Repeatable every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Firefox on an FC10 KDE install.
2.Open several tabs on websites then shut the machine down.
3.Restart the machine then log back in.
4.Type about:plugins into the address bar of the FF instance that automatically loads.
5.Visit a (for example) Flash enabled site to verify Flash isn't present.
6.Close FF (hitting the option to save and quit.
7.Open FF again.
8.Type about:plugins into the address bar
Actual results:

The first about:plugins (step 4) says that there are no plugins installed and the Flash site loaded in step 5 will show the "additional plugins required" message. The second about:plugins shows the correct plugin load and all the sites load and display correctly.

Expected results:

Plugins should be found at step 4.

Additional info:

I also had this problem on FC9.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-12-05 19:14:00 UTC
Pretty much a dup of F-9's bug #437596  (I'll leave it to ff's maintainers to keep a separate F-10 bug open or mark the dup).

See also upstream bugs:

fact is, currently, ff's and kde4's notions of session management is incompatible.

Best/only recommendation for now is to avoid the keeping ff open on logout/shutdown.

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-12-05 21:21:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 437596 ***

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