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JimG. 09-08-2006 03:42 AM

Configuring Firefox?
I am a bit new to linx. I am currently running fedora Core5. The Firefox browser has issues viewing sites with WMP pluggins, or shockwave. I really enjoy browser based gaming and this seems to be an issue. Is there a optional pluggin or software that might resolve this issue, or is it just wishfull thinkings due to MS? Also Firefox has trouble resolving some flash on my php site.

Youri 09-08-2006 04:30 AM

some more info please
is your architecture just plain 32bit? or 64bit?

do you have the necesary plugins?

wmp plugin is not available for linux since its windows media player but an alternative is the totem plugin wich is discussed here

else take a look here for the mplayer plugin (needs mplayer)

and welcome to the community ^^

craigevil 09-08-2006 03:41 PM

You need multimedia plugins in Linux just like you do in windows. My Firefox plugins.

Plugins (9):

* Adobe Reader 7.0
* Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
* Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_08-b03
* MozPlugger 1.7.3 handles QuickTime Windows Media Player Plugin
* mplayerplug-in 3.31
* QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
* RealPlayer 9
* Shockwave Flash
* Windows Media Player Plugin

JimG. 09-09-2006 04:00 AM

Thanks for the advice ill report back the results (hopefully successful).

speut 09-10-2006 12:38 PM

In the browser you can also check your plugins with the url.


All plugins go in the Plugins directory where your browser is installed.

For java make a soft link to your java plugins like so.

ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/

Add flash plugin to that fdirectory as well.

And Gxine or xine is a good multimedia player.

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