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8. Configuring Firefox

* Acrobat Plugin

* Flash Plugin

Fedora 32bit

First you must install the adobe repository.

su -
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Now install it like this:

yum install flash-plugin
Finally restart Firefox and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins. You should Shockwave Flash among the plugins.

Fedora x86_64

Finally Adobe has released a 64bit version of Flash Player. Although this is still an alpha release it seems pretty stable. To give it a try Download 64-bit Plugin for Linux. Untar it and paste the library in the plugins directory of Firefox.
 
tar -zxf libflashplayer-10.0.d20.7.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
su -c 'mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins'

If you were previously using the nspluginwrapper with the 32bit version of Flash you first have to remove them:
 
su -c 'yum remove flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386'
Restart Firefox and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins. You should Shockwave Flash among the plugins.

If you are not happy with this alpha version you can still use the 32bit flash like this:

You must install the nspluginwrapper.i386 and nspluginwrapper.x86_64 packages to enable the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin in x86_64 Firefox and the pulseaudio-libs.i386 package to enable sound from the plugin.

Create the 32bit mozilla plugin directory using this command:

su -c 'mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins'
Install flash-plugin

su -c 'yum install flash-plugin'
Install the nspluginwrapper.i386, nspluginwrapper.x86_64, alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 packages:

su -c 'yum -y install nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 curl.i386'
Restart Firefox and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins. You should Shockwave Flash among the plugins.


If you don't see it run mozilla-plugin-config to register the flash plugin:

su -c 'mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v' If Firefox crashes when you visit a page with flash type the following:

su -c 'gedit /etc/adobe/mms.cfg'and in that file paste the following line:

WindowlessDisable=trueSave and exit. Now try again with Firefox.

In some cases, nspluginwrapper produces SELinux AVC errors, some of which may prevent viewing Flash content. Changing the relevant SELinux boolean may resolve this problem, but eliminates a great deal of additional security when using nspluginwrapper. To make the change, run the following command:

su -c 'setsebool -P allow_unconfined_nsplugin_transition=0'

* Video Playback Plugin

Fedora 10 has totem-mozplugin preinstalled. Try to open a wmp video with Firefox. In case additional plugins are needed you will be just prompted to install them! That's just a great improvement!

 

However SELinux might cause you problems if you have it enabled. The good news are that it is also telling you exactly what command to type to solve this problem. I had to type the following commands to make a .wmp to be played in Firefox, but finally I made it!

su -
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/libx264.so.61'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/libavformat.so.52.22.1'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/libavutil.so.49.10.0'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/libavcodec.so.51.71.0'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0'


So, if SELinux complains click on the yellow star icon and copy the Fix Command it says. Type it in a terminal as root and restart Firefox.

 

* java Plugin

Fedora 10 comes with java icedtea plugin preinstalled. However you may face some problems when trying to run certain java applets. For more information check here .

* mms streaming play

In the address bar type:

about:config
Right click somewhere and select NEW and then STRING. Type this in the box:

network.protocol-handler.app.mms
Click ok and in the box type the program you want to open the streaming media with, such as /usr/bin/mplayer.

Next right click again and select NEW and then BOOLEAN. Type this in the box:

network.protocol-handler.external.mms
Click ok and then type:

true

* Set backspace button

By default in Fedora's Firefox when you press the backspace button it does nothing. If you want backspace to take you to the previous page type in the address bar:

about:config
and in Filter box type:

browser.backspace_action
Right click on it, select Modify and change its value from 2 to 0. Restart Firefox and the backspace will be set.

* IPv6

You might notice that your browsing through Firefox is a little slow on Fedora 10. This is because Firefox 3 has enabled by default IPv6 which causes Firefox to first resolve an IPv6 address and after the connection fails it switches to IPv4. To change this setting type:
about:config
and in Filter box type:

network.dns.disableIPv6
Right click on it, select Toggle and change its value to true. Restart Firefox and you are ready!

9. Configuring e-mail client

Fedora 10 has evolution as the default e-mail client. Of course you can install Thunderbird if you prefer it. Just type:

su -c 'yum install thunderbird'

Now you can find Thunderbird under Applications -> Internet -> Thunderbird Mail Client. To make it the default Fedora mail client go to System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Preferred Applications and under Mail Reader select Thunderbird Mail.




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