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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Okay. Can you post the output of those two commands?
    Patience, patience, I'm just doing it

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by tjeremiah View Post
    I did it and FF wont launch..
    Have you tried other Firefox 3.5 methods before this one?

    1 - Run the command below to launch the Profile Manager with Firefox 3.0.11

    Code:
    firefox-3.0 -P
    2 - Create a new profile with the Profile Manager. Then close Firefox 3.0.11.

    3 - Start Firefox 3.5 with this command:

    Code:
    firefox -P
    Select the new profile and check if it works. If yes, then you might have a corrupted file in your old profile.

    Also check the first item of the Troubleshooting section of the Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Terminal readout for commands;

    acro@acro-desktop:~$ ls ~/.mozilla/plugins/
    ls: cannot access /home/acro/.mozilla/plugins/: No such file or directory

    acro@acro-desktop:~$ ls /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/
    flashplugin-alternative.so libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
    libjavaplugin.so libtotem-mully-plugin.so
    libnullplugin.so libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
    librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so libunixprintplugin.so
    libtotem-cone-plugin.so libmai-lrd.so
    acro@acro-desktop:~$

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Hm. That's weird.

    What about this one?
    Code:
    ls -l /home/acro/Desktop/firefox/plugins

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    acro@acro-desktop:~$ ls -l /home/acro/Desktop/firefox/plugins
    total 16
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 acro acro 15824 2009-06-24 10:17 libnullplugin.so

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    I'm baffled. This is an anamoly I can't explain. Somehow your Firefox knows where to look for plugins without the plugins actually being linked. This isn't the normal behavior.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I'm baffled. This is an anamoly I can't explain. Somehow your Firefox knows where to look for plugins without the plugins actually being linked. This isn't the normal behavior.
    Maybe Mozilla have updated it to do this?

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Could be that the version actually running isn't the one downloaded? Might be worth a check of help -> About to see what version number is running.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    No it was definitely 3.5 running, I checked Help>About Mozilla Firefox.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    I guess it must be something new, as I just tried it out myself.

    Firefox must come already looking for plugins in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder, as those are the only plugins it appears to see without an explicit symlink (in my case, VLC and Flash, and that's it).

    If I do an explicit symlink to the /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins directory, then it gets VLC, Flash, Rhythmbox, and printer plugins as well.

    I'm still going to recommend people do an explicit symlink instead of relying on Firefox to magically discover existing plugins. Ubuntu doesn't always dump plugins into the /usr/lib/mozilla directory, and Mozilla may not always have Firefox magically detect existing plugins in that directory.

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