Firefox 3 PBI problems
2008-12-01 02:13:02 GMT
I have noticed two problems using the Firefox 3 PBI relating to printing and YouTube.
I am running PCBSD 7.0.1 i386 on an HP xw8200 (dual Xeon 3.4 GHz) with nVidia card and printing through an HP LaserJet 4+ via tcp/ip and CUPS.
(1) Sending a print job from a PBI version of firefox 3 crashes the browser immediately.
Kris Moore addressed firefox 3 printing problems back in September 2008 with this solution:
# mv /usr/bin/lpr /usr/bin/lpr.old
# ln -s /usr/local/bin/lpr /usr/bin/lpr
Howver that does not solve the current FF 3.0.3 or FF 3.0.4 downloaded from a PBI.
The good news is that the printing problem does not exist if you download FF 3.0.4 from ports.
(2) YouTube Problems.
a. YouTube videos cannot repeat. Also, any attempt to load a second video in the same tab or a different tab results in only a gray video box with no sound or video and a temporary system freeze that makes it impossible to jump to the other programs (like a terminal window).
You can wait out the freeze or, if you don't want to wait a couple of minutes, you can jump to a console and kill npviewer.bin to restore function. To enable any kind of play again, you must leave the browser and restart it.
b. Another problem involves a problem downloading a YouTube video with the "YouTube Download Tool" ( http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/ ). To download a video to your computer, enter the YouTube URL for the video in the box and the video will be downloaded in flv format where you can use VLC or another compatible player to view it.
This problem is not fixed by installing FF3 from ports.
In contrast, SeaMonkey (from ports) is very well behaved about repeating or loading additional YouTube videos. No delay, no freeze, no problem.
Both FF3 and SeaMonkey have the same plug-ins -- npwrapper.libflashplayer.so (Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124) and xineplugin.so (Xine Plugin version 1.0.2,)
Unfortunately, SeaMonkey does not solve the YouTube Download Tool problem.
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