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Re: totem question

On Monday 21 January 2008, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 08:26 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Other than it has been a problem child in the past, how does one go about
>> making totem work with FF3?
>> Do I need to softlink its plugins directory to the /usr/lib/plugins where
>> I have everything else?  Perhaps using the lndir command?
>> I ask because clicking on a .mov in FF3 causes an instant, clean exit of
>> FF3. And I do have all the libquicktime stuffs installed.
>> --
>In later versions of Fedora you just remove totem:
>yum remove totem
>and install totem-xine
>yum install totem-xine
Fails, no totem-xine package available for F8

>The executable is still called totem.

So I also removed the totem-plugin and totem-plparser with yumex.  Then went 
on down the list and installed the rest of the xine-* stuff except 
the -devel.

Then I cleaned up the leftovers the remove didn't remove with mc, then moved 
the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins that xine put in, to /usr/lib/plugins, blew away 
the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory and made a link to /usr/lib/plugins
from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, something I shoulda done in any event.

I found that when using privoxy & squid, an F5 doesn't cause a reload to 
update the about:plugins page so one must exit and restart firefox to reload 
that data.

Now firefox doesn't crash and burn instantly when I follow the last link on 
the NASA page linked to from /. to:


However, it says it is using mplayer-3.5.0, which is the first plugin in the 
about:plugins display that says it can do .mov's, so xine has nothing to do 
with this crash, it was the totem plugin that was listed above it as being 
able to do .mov's.  Obviously it cannot or the default totem install was 

And if the above link is a movie, its only 9 frames with a 1 second delay 
between them.  Takes about 10 seconds to 'Done'.  It seems like there should 
be more to it than that after all the hoopla about "hundreds of images"...

What are other users getting on this link?

One final question, /usr/lib/mozilla has a 'plugins-wrapped' directory with 
what appears to be something like ndiswrapper sorts of things in it.  I have 
no idea where this came from but its quite recent, looks as if it may be 
related to building and installing mplayer a couple of days ago:

[root coyote lib]# cd mozilla/plugins-wrapped/
[root coyote plugins-wrapped]# ls -l
total 552
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    47 2008-01-19 19:08 
mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-dvx.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    46 2008-01-19 19:08 
mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    46 2008-01-19 19:08 
mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    47 2008-01-19 19:08 
mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    43 2008-01-19 19:08 
mplayerplug-in.xpt -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    37 2008-01-15 21:50 
npwrapper.so -> /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npwrapper.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-15 21:50 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-19 19:08 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-19 19:08 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-19 19:08 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-19 19:08 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 80584 2008-01-19 19:08 

And the links are all good.

And I have NDI if its involved here or not.  Can anyone enlighten me?

Thanks all.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
		-- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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