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Old 10-14-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Firefox plugins & codecs are apparently nonexistent

After a couple weeks after installing Fedora 9, my Firefox 3 plugins & codecs have spontaneously vanished. My themes & Extensions are still there, but I can't do anything that involves opening a file in a browser window. Sometimes it even goes straight to a download window when I click on image files. The first few weeks it was fine (except for flash, which has never worked fully), and now it wont handle any media at all.
What can I do about this besides completely remove & reinstall firefox (and will that even work?)
Old 10-14-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like your Firefox profile has been corrupted.
You can try creating a new profile by starting firefox with firefox -profilemanager command. Then choose Create New, your plugins should still work just fine but you would have to install your extensions, bookmarks etc. I m not running fedora but i have no issues running firefox/iceweasel.

My iceweasel info:
Generated: Tue Oct 14 2008 23:09:39 GMT-0400 (EDT)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092816 Firefox/3.0.3 (Debian-3.0.3-2)
Build ID: 2008092816

Enabled Extensions: [20]
- Adblock Plus
- Better Gmail 2 0.7
- ColorfulTabs 3.5
- CookieSafe 3.0.3
- Copy URL + 1.3.3
- CustomizeGoogle 0.75
- FEBE 6.0.3
- FlashGot 1.1.2
- Forecastfox
- FoxyTunes
- Google Gears
- Google Toolbar for Firefox 5.0.20080919Lb1
- InfoLister 0.10
- Konquefox 1.6.1
- Mouse Gestures Redox 2.0.3
- MR Tech Toolkit (formerly Local Install) 6.0.1
- Nightly Tester Tools 2.0.2
- NoScript
- PDF Download
- TwittyTunes

Disabled Extensions: [3]
- Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper 1.0.5
- ChatZilla 0.9.83
- Google Notebook

Total Extensions: 23

Installed Themes: [2]
- Default
- Mostly Crystal 3.0.1

Installed Plugins: (12)
- Adobe Reader 8.0
- DivX Browser Plug-In
- DjVuLibre-3.5.21
- Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_07-b06
- mplayerplug-in 3.55
- Plug-in
- Picasa
- QuickTime Plug-in 7.4.5
- RealPlayer 9
- Shockwave Flash
- Windows Media Player Plug-in


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