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Old 03-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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After last update, web pages started asking for codecs and plugins


Mageia 3 was great when I first installed it. Everything worked fine. Slowly, problems stated cropping up. The latest is for messages saying I need codecs and plugins. I don't follow the links because I don't care to install things out of the repository, tried it once and paid a price.

The problem could be firefox which was also updated recently.

I tried to open a java based irc chat page and got the plugin notification. Nothing illegal, just an issue somewhere.

If anyone can solve this I'd be appreciative.
 
Old 03-29-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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All I can say is that I have not encountered this on my machine (Intel x64), which started with mageia v. 2 and has survived online updates to v. 3 and v. 4. I have to say that I normally use Opera and seldom use Firefox.

Have you tried testing in another browser and can you provide some of the problem links?
 
Old 03-30-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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Here is a link that is displaying the 'plugin needed' message:
http://www.starchat.net/chat.php

Trying Oprah is a great idea.

Turns out, Firefox is the only browser in the repository.

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Old 03-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
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What are the contents of /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins?

That's where the flash plugin would normally reside.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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This is not a firefox browser problem. It seems Java needs to be installed, see here: Fix Java Problem
 
Old 04-01-2014, 05:47 AM   #6
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What are the contents of /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins?

That's where the flash plugin would normally reside.
That folder does not exist.

There was another update yesterday of flash player.
 
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This is not a firefox browser problem. It seems Java needs to be installed, see here: Fix Java Problem
Thanks, I'll look into it.
 
  


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