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Old 10-28-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Firefox freezes Desktop; RealPlayer plug-in

Now that I have Firefox up and running, I have run into two additional problems:

1) Every few hours, Firefox freezes the entire Desktop and there is no response to attempts to use mouse or keyboard. I am forced to do a cold shut-down and re-boot.

2) I followed the instructions to download RealPlayer 10 for Linux but I don't seem to be able to make it work as a plug-in to Firefox.

I'd appreciate guidance on how to deal with these two problems.

TIA kjmorris
Old 11-16-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
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1) Every few hours, Firefox freezes the entire Desktop and there is no response to attempts to use mouse or keyboard. I am forced to do a cold shut-down and re-boot.
Are you sure that it's firefox that is the problem. I have a similar problem, it happens sometimes when I'm using Firefox and sometimes Evolution, but probbaly only because these are 2 of my most used apps.

Freezing desktops cold be down to a number of software or hardware issues, where is a good primer on troublshooting something like this with Linux.
Old 12-01-2004, 12:44 AM   #3
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The lockups may be due to some other plugin problem.

For the RealPlayer problem, open up the RealPlayer program (usually with "realplay" command), go to Tools -> Preferences..., go to Hardware tab, and deselect "Use XVideo". Everything should work now, as long as the plugin files are in the right place.
Old 12-01-2004, 01:12 AM   #4
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As for using RealPlayer 10 for Firefox, how exactly did you set it up? You should have the symlinks for the following two files in your Firefox plugins directory:
Code: -> /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla/
nphelix.xpt -> /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla/nphelix.xpt


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