[kde-linux] Netscape plugins not working in konqueror 3.3.2

Pollywog linux-kde at shadypond.com
Fri Jul 22 18:50:38 UTC 2005

On 07/22/2005 06:35 pm, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 22 Jul 2005 18:52, Pollywog wrote:
> > Have you tried setting your Konqueror config to use mplayer as a helper
> > app rather than kmplayer?  I recall having some problems with kmplayer,
> > so I removed it.
> How do you set as a helper?  Or is that what you are doing on the first
> tab?

I removed kmplayer, but I think you can use the "File Associations" module in 
Konqueror's configuration to set a higher priority for mplayer than for 
kmplayer, by moving it above kmplayer in the list of apps for a given type of 

I also wonder whether Arts is having an effect on this, since some people are 
able to listen to content that others of us are not able to access in 
Konqueror.   I have Arts enabled in Control Center ("enable the soundsystem" 
is checked) but in Konqueror's "Configure > Plugins > plugins tab"  I have 
unchecked the checkbox "Use artsdsp to pipe sound through aRts"

> > I am going to try kmplayer-plugin although I don't seem to have problems
> > getting Konqueror to play most media.  I think there is a newer version
> > of the unofficial kmplayer-plugin package for Xandros:
> Inconsistency is part of the problem.  One person found it worked after
> installing kmplayer.  Another reported that all was well until he installed
> kmplayer, then it broke.

That is what happened here, I installed kmplayer and then the functionality 
was broken, but once I removed it, RealPlayer again played the content on the 
BBC link that was posted yesterday.
> > Have you run updatedb (as root of course) recently?
> I don't think it's long since, but time does pass, so I set it off again.
> Total freeze!  Again!  This is driving me crazy.  I've run updatedb again,
> though, and slocate is now finding mplayer.
> This is not worth the time that it's taking, but I hate letting go of an
> unsolved puzzle.

That is why I have three browsers installed.  Each one has solutions for the 
puzzles the others create.


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