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Mark7 12-23-2007 09:25 AM

Can I Have My Firefox Plugins Without Firefox
 
You know. The ones that enable you to view video or listen to radio at bbc.co.uk, or watch vids at youtube. That kind of plugin.

I only have four gigs to play with, so I'd like to use a lighter browser. But not a text only one, or one that has problems with frames or css.

Brian1 12-23-2007 09:52 AM

Seamonkey is a bit lighter than firefox. Also depends on gui. If KDE then you can add the plugins to it and use them from there under konqueror.

Brian

bogdan5844 12-24-2007 12:16 PM

or you could try SwiftFox (get it with Automatix,it might be called IceWeasel)it's much much lighter :)

Mark7 12-24-2007 01:59 PM

The problem I've found is that every browser available for Ubuntu/Xubuntu pulls its plugins from the Firefox plugins folder (obviously Konqueror is an exception), which means: uninstall Firefox and you also uninstall Mozplugger and the Mplayer Mozilla plugin; thus leaving you with a browser that you can read and look at pictures on but not much else.

If there must be a central plugins folder wouldn't it be better if it were browser independent so people trying to run Ubuntu on low end systems (like off a 4 gig flash drive ;)) don't end up with crippled browsers should they choose to use Epiphany, Kazehakase, Iceweasel, etc?

sonichedgehog 12-25-2007 08:51 AM

I'm having related problem. (500 P3 processor, 256k ram, Debian 4.0 with lots of tweaking, Gnome Desktop, Iceweasel <=firefox?> browser) Youtube plays as a series of frames 1 second apart- and I've never got sound with internet.

What plugins should I be using please?

Or will I be better off with KDE/Konqueror?

LaughingBoy 02-20-2008 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by sonichedgehog (Post 3001151)
Or will I be better off with KDE/Konqueror?

Where does Konqueror keep it's plugins, and where do I find the appropriate flash plugins for it? Can I simply softlink the Firefox plugin, or are they incompatible?

sonichedgehog 02-20-2008 05:54 PM

I later found the problem was with my hardware- worn hard disk was slowing everything down. With a reasonable amount of ram & processor speed eg 512k & 3 gHZ (you will probably get by with less but I don't know exactly how much is critical) adobe flashplayer will work, http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash, you'll know what to do.-Phil


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