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linux firefox 3.6 plugins work but firefox 14 plugins do not!

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Working with opensuse 11.1 -64bit, zypper upgraded automatic firefox to 3.6+ but stopped, so I've installed Firefox v12 and now automatically upgraded to 14.0.1. All this time if I work with FF3.6 my plugins work fine, but in FF14 no plugins work. I'm especially interested in java & flash plugins. Please help.

I've already installed jre1.7.0_05 and tried to link libnpjp2.so to /usr/lib64/browser-plugins

Chosen solution

Hi,

If the installed Firefox is 32-bit, you would need to install the 32-bit Flash and Java plugins. You can check the installed build by typing about: or about:support in the location (address) bar.

Flash installation

Java installation

The openSUSE forum would also be helpful.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • 4.0.51204.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

More Information

I do not see any plugin in addons except silverlight (mono) which I've installed it yesterday, but now it tells me that I should upgrade it and sends me to install the same xpi!

dumdidadida 172 solutions 1436 answers

Chosen Solution

Hi,

If the installed Firefox is 32-bit, you would need to install the 32-bit Flash and Java plugins. You can check the installed build by typing about: or about:support in the location (address) bar.

Flash installation

Java installation

The openSUSE forum would also be helpful.

Question owner

I knew it!!!!!!!!! It was the first thing that I did, but the OJI was the problem then! As I tested x64 versions I forgot that I have 32bit firefox! THANK YOU & SORRY for the post!

ps. but FF 3.6 worked fine with 64bit??!!

Modified by filippos

dumdidadida 172 solutions 1436 answers

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No problem :)

You can try to set plugin.expose_full_path to true in about:config and then enter about:plugins in the location (address) bar to check the path and versions being used/detected. Hopefully this would provide some insight.

cor-el
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It is best not to leave that pref set to true as it exposes that full path to web servers, so reset that pref to false after you are done with the about:plugins page.

See "Manually uninstalling a plugin":