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9. Configure Firefox

* Acrobat Plugint">

To be able to view pdf documents through Firefox you must have adobe acrobat reader installed as described in Fedora Acrobat Reader.

* Flash Plugin>

Fedora 32bit

First you must install the adobe repository as described in Fedora Adobe Repository.
Now install the flash player plugin 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-*
su -c 'mv /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins'

* Video Playback Pluginr">

Fedora 11 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/'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/'
chcon -t textrel_shlib_t '/usr/lib/sse2/'

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 11 uses openjdk java and it runs pretty good. If you don't have it installed read Install Fedora OpenJDK. However you can always install JAVA SUN JRE .

* mms streaming play/a>

In the address bar type:


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

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:


Click ok and then type:


* Set backspace buttonace">

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:


and in Filter box type:


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 11. 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:


and in Filter box type:


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

10. Configure e-mail client

Fedora 11 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 -> Preferred Applications and under Mail Reader select Thunderbird Mail.


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