[CentOS] [OT] Firefox loses plugins, anyone else? Bug? Known?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Dec 5 14:57:29 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 17:09 +0300, A. Kirillov wrote:
> > Fully up-to-date CentOS 5.2 and Firefox browser. A previous thread had a
> > problem with plugins disappearing. I've discovered, by accident, a
> > causal relationship.
> > 
> > Running a Thunderbird mail client (could happen with others? Haven't
> > tested with Evolution yet.) I click a link that opens the browser. BANG!
> > The plugins.dat is "emptied".
> > 
> > Restored from my rsync backup, repeat, BANG! "Empty" again.
> > 
> > Now, if the browser is already open, NP.
> > 
> > Anyone can confirm?
> > 
> > Known problem?
> 
> Are you using a 64-bit firefox by chance?
> I have a similar problem with flash plugin. Try to reload a page or
> restart the browser. This works for me.
> I didn't look any further as I thought this to be a problem of
> 32-bit flash plugin with 64-bit browser.

I'm on a 32 bit system. Previous restarts by clicking a link in T'bird
didn't fix. Neither did starting from desktop.

> 
> HTH
> <snip sig stuff>

Thanks for the thought though.

-- 
Bill



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