firefox3: where are hidden the plugins settings?

Mumia W. paduille.4062.mumia.w+nospam at
Sat Oct 4 00:36:16 UTC 2008

On 10/02/2008 04:46 AM, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> hi,
> I want to view a conference which is broadcast via rtsp.
> If a make a realplay call, that works perfectly, but I'm unable
> to convince firefox to use realplayer:
> On 1 machine, it opens a totem plugin, on another one, it opens the
> mplayer plugin, and none of them works.
> What drives me crazy is that it's totally independant of any user's 
> configuration: I get the same thing if I remove the .mozilla directory!
> It doesn't come either from mozplugger: same results if I remove 
> /etc/mozpluggerc.
> I  also checked that it doesn't come from mailcap/mime.types.
> So,  where are hidden these damned plugins settings?

One way to tell FX which program to use would be to edit (or create) 
~/.mailcap . Read "man mailcap" for more information. I'm sure that 
there are more ways to configure FX to launch certain programs for 
certain types, e.g. editing values on the gconf database (gconf-editor); 
however, mailcap is probably easier and better documented.

Also visit for more tips on how to configure 


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