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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, 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.


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


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,, you'll know what to do.-Phil

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