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I'm running the GTK2-XFT build of Firefox on Slack 9.1, at /usr/local/bin/firefox. Realplayer 8 is installed and working. But one of the websites I like to visit has a realaudio player embedded in the page. When I click on the link I get a popup message with a link to download the plugin, audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin. The link takes me to the netscape plugin finder and suggests downloading RealPlayer. So I think, okay, maybe I need another version of the player. I follow that link, which takes me to the Realplayer download page. I click on Linux/Unix player and end up at the download page for Realplayer 8, which I already have installed.
The mozilla plugin doc says to copy rpnp.so to the plugins folder but that made no difference. Any ideas would be appreciated.
One way I have dealt with this is to manually open realplayer and copy the link location of the realmedia then paste it into the realplayer "open location" diologue. It isn't as easy as just clicking but it doesn't take much effort and it works.
Reinstalling RealPlayer didn't work. But I found a workaround. By removing libnullplugin.so from the firefox/plugins directory, I don't get prompted to download a plugin and the browser asks me how to handle the file type. I pointed it to realplayer and it worked. On the try nothing happened but when I clicked on a link that says "still no audio?", realplayer opened up and ran the stream. Not elegant but it works.
EDIT: Sorry, I just reread your post and I see you've already tried what I suggested, so I don't know what more advice to give. Have you checked the permissions on the copy of rpnp.so that's in your firefox/plugins/ directory?
Last edited by AxelFendersson; 06-04-2004 at 08:56 PM.
And just copying the rpnp.so and raclass.zip from the /usr/lib/netscape/plugins directory to the plugins directory of fireforx doesn't help? Because I had the same message about the plugin when I used mozilla-1.7. Copying those files solved it for me.