Fix for mplayer in Firefox under Ubuntu is not working
sudo apt-get remove totem-mozilla
Now you need to reinstalled mplayer plugin for Mozilla and now your mplayer should work in firefox.
If you don’t want to uninstall totem plugin, you can try this in a terminal
login as root
mv libtotem* oldtotemfiles (move to totem plugins)
Now you need to reinstall mplayer plugin for firefox using the following command
sudo apt-get install --reinstall mozilla-mplayer
This should get mplayer to work.
When I try to run this:
sudo apt-get install –reinstall mozilla-mplayer
I get this error message:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package –reinstall
instead of typing -reinstall type –reinstall
you need the extra –
Dangit. Yup, that did it. Just needed to follow the directions.
Actually, I still can’t get it working. Are there any other potential problem areas? I’ve tried reinstalling totem, then doing this guide, and everything else I can think of, but still no dice.
This is the only thing that has worked so far! Thank you for sharing!
if i want to remove totem-mozilla there would also be ubuntu-desktop removed, i don’t think this is a good idea
Am i doing something wrong?
ubuntu-desktop is a meta-package, you can safely remove it.
this procedure did not help me nonetheless