firefox crashing on unknown files
jason at ec.rr.com
Sun Apr 10 20:32:30 PDT 2005
N.J. Thomas wrote:
>Firefox is crashing on me whenever I click on a link for a file whose
>extension is not in the system mime.types file. (It was crashing on
>every non-html link before I installed the mime-support port.)
>I am almost positive this is happening because the default plugin is not
>enabled -- this is what about:plugins says:
> Default Plugin
> File name: libnullplugin.so
> The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions
> that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
> MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
> * All types .* No
>How can I enable libnullplugin.so or else prevent this behavior?
> FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p7
Maybe the plugin has some problems or dependancies that needs updating?
But whatever it is if you just delete it firefox will no longer popup on
you about a missing plugin(or crash?). This is/was the recomended way
of stopping firefox from asking you to get a plugin. So it is safe to
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