Bug 487415 - unwanted pestering for plugins
unwanted pestering for plugins
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gstreamer-plugins-good (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-25 16:13 EST by Richard Body
Modified: 2009-02-28 22:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-28 22:02:19 EST
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Description Richard Body 2009-02-25 16:13:20 EST
Description of problem: Missing firefox plugins cause gstreamer to pop-up
an annoying notification window, which offers to install the plugin. While this
behavior is welcome the first time, the pop-up requests recur incessantly,
whenever gstreamer detects the absence of that plugin. After a half-dozen
such notifications, the user may decide that gstreamer-plugins-good is more
hassle than it's worth, and simply issue, as root "yum erase gstreamer-plugins-good". This curtails the annoying behavior, 

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How reproducible: remove all Adone plugins for firefox. Browse a webpage
with (irritating and expensive advertisement requiring application/x-shockwave-flash.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.firefox http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/
Actual results:
gstreamer pops-up window offering to search for plugin. Offer is
repeated remorselessly and can't be disabled without removing 
Expected results:
gstreamer toolkit preferences should be able to stop pop-ups.
Additional info:
This behavior appears to be new in gstreamer-plugins-good.x86_64 0:0.10.13-1.fc10.
Comment 1 Richard Body 2009-02-28 22:02:19 EST
A day after I submitted bug 487415 I noticed other notification problems,
apparently independent of the gstreamer-plugins-good. I reconfigured
the notification-daemon, using gconf-editor, to place the annoying 
notifications in a less obtrusive location. So far the result has been
no more pestering notifications.

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