[CentOS] centos 5.4, firefox and adobereader plugin, disabled input fields

Rob Kampen rkampen at kampensonline.com
Fri Dec 4 22:46:28 UTC 2009


Waldemar Gorus wrote:
> Hello,
>
> we are using firefox-3.0.15 from the CentOS-Repository and the
> adobereader plugin from the adobe-repository. We have a curious problem
> with adobereader-plugin in firefox.
>
> When a pdf document is displayed via the plugin, i.e. within a tab in
> firefox, all input fields are disabled. I cannot enter a search string
> or fill in fields. The cursor and page up/down keys are also disabled.
> But when I configure firefox to open pdf documents with the external
> acroreader, everything works fine.
>
> Additional notes:
> * We are just migrating from SuSE. Some user profiles are working as
> expected without problems. Unfortunately, I was not able to figure out
> the important files: I traced all of firefox' file operations on the
> user profiles, but there are no significant differences between working
> and non-working profiles (I just compared filenames, not content).
> * the same adobe-plugin works with firefox 3.0.15 from mozilla.org
> * I also set up a clean i386-Centos 5.4 from original CD, SELinux
> disabled, updated and created  standard user. I only added the
> adobe-repository. The same effect, no search avaible.
>
> I would be grateful about a solution (of course :-), but also for ideas
> on how to debug this problem.
>
> bye
> Waldemar
>
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I too have noted this problem, no idea why, so I just save to desktop 
and open.
Interested in finding a solution

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