Subject: Re: Firefox plugins
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/20/2005 13:52:25
On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 12:38:37PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 12:43:36PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > > That's probably what causes your problem because I use XFree86 4.5.0.
> > But again... mozilla-bin works, on the same machine.  So why wouldn't
> > firefox-bin work?  
> I don't know but that is the significant difference between my setup
> (where it works) and yours (where it does not work).
> If you have access to another NetBSD machine which runs a XFree86 4.5.0
> based server you try to prove or disprove my theory. Simply run Firefox
> on your HP laptop using the other NetBSD machine as the display server
> (e.g. by using "ssh -X hostname-of-hp-laptop"). If Firefox works with
> that setup it's a compatibility problem with the Xorg server.

I tried that, and it doesn't work either.  If it's an xorg-vs-xfree86
problem, I rather expect problems with the libraries than with the server.
I'll install firefox-bin on that XFree86-based machine and try again.