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Associate ed2k protocol to program (eMule or aMule etc. )

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Hello to the to the Firefox team ,

When one click a eMule or aMule (P2P) link , there is no

option to associate it with /usr/bin/ed2k (the P2P program) .

In former versions you had to go in "about:config" and enter a New then Boolean with as name :

    "network.protocol-handler.external.ed2k"  and value :

Then again New String ""

with "/path/to/ed2k" as a value .

I have Firefox 3.6.7 on a Fedora 13 O.S. and the classic

doesn't do the trick . How comes ?

Now I get a warning window witch basically says : (translated & abbreviated from Dutch)

" don't now how to open this address , this protocol (ed2k) isn't associated with any program "

Only option is the OK button , end of history , no way to

associate , as explained in MIME types etc.. ...

I've no idea , and there seams to be nobody else having

the problem , there isn't anything in the FAQ's or the

knowledge base .

Thank you for the attention ,

Sincerely greeted


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Chosen Solution

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Thank you cor-el , that did it .

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You're welcome

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I had this similar situation before but I managed to get around it through about:config. I just had to manually add protocol ed2k to the list of registered protocols and it worked for me.

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I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with Firefox 6.0 and aMule 2.2.6 and the trick doesn't work.

These are the three extra lines that I added to the about:config already recorded in the prefs.js file:

user_pref("", "/usr/bin/ed2k");

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.expose.ed2k", false);

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.ed2k", true);

Also I installed amule-utils and amule-gnome-support... any clue about what is the problem? Any extra line is needed in version 6? I have not been able to find any concrete information about version 6...

Thanks in advance!

Modified by ruxerruxe

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I've got the same problem. My firefox3.6.18 on ubuntu10.04 can not recognize ed2k. As google shows several ways to solve this problem, I tried for hours and all failed (include the above ones). Finally sudo apt-get install amule-gnome-support, everything works fine now.

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As my consideration, ubuntu 11.04 is a problem itself. So is firefox 5. I've never heard firefox 6 before. For my painful firefox 4, I'll never use that soft until my firefox3.6.18 crashed some 10 years later