Changing the helpers for Firfox

Stephen Chadfield stephen at
Mon Oct 31 10:44:44 UTC 2005

On Sun, 30 Oct 2005, stan wrote:

> I did 2 installs of 5.10 this weekend. I downloaded and installed
> Realplayer on both. The first, a test install, can open Realplyer stream
> (from within Firfox) just fine. The 2nd (my laptop) tries to open these
> with a Mplayer plugin, that doesn't seem to work.
> How can I tell Firefox to use Realplyer, instead?

The plugin which is used is that which has the most recent time-stamp. Try 
executing the following commands:

   sudo touch /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
   sudo touch /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nphelix.xpt
   sudo touch /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/
   sudo touch /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/nphelix.xpt

Entering the URL "about:plugins" will list your plugins in the same order 
that they are used.

Stephen Chadfield

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