Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 487415
unwanted pestering for plugins
Last modified: 2009-02-28 22:02:19 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,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: remove all Adone plugins for firefox. Browse a webpage
with (irritating and expensive advertisement requiring application/x-shockwave-flash.
Steps to Reproduce:
gstreamer pops-up window offering to search for plugin. Offer is
repeated remorselessly and can't be disabled without removing
gstreamer toolkit preferences should be able to stop pop-ups.
This behavior appears to be new in gstreamer-plugins-good.x86_64 0:0.10.13-1.fc10.
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.