Mozilla Plugin Support

How do I get Shockwave to work in Mozilla? What about Java or Windows Media Player?

Even though Mozilla and Netscape use the same plugin system, most plugin installers fail to recognize Mozilla because they usually scan your system for explorer.exe or netscape.exe. Software vendors don't really support plugins for Mozilla yet because it's still being "tested and developed". Plugins are usually released with supported "commercial products" like Netscape Navigator. So hopefully there will be more plugin support when 1.0 is offically released.

In the meantime, if you're wondering how to install plugins for Mozilla, the mozdev project, PluginDoc should be of help to you. There's detailed help for both Windows and Mac users.

Also, this Flash and Java installer for Mozilla is pretty cool:

This page enables the automatic installation of the Java and Flash plugins. It uses the XPInstall technology from Mozilla to deliver those plugins with a single download and install them automatically.
» posted by pinder on May 06, 2002 at 04:53 PM

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The url for the Flash and Java installer did not work, i guess its the same as the one I posted now.

# posted by Jos Jeria

This change seems to help with the major plugins:

http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133282

# posted by JoeQ

thanks, i made an error in the linking. it's been fixed now.

# posted by pinder

This doesn't work in the Mac version either, but is a great idea.

# posted by camworld

Hi everybody. Perhaps someone can help me (I am sure I am not the first person who encounted this trouble). So I am using Mozilla v1.0.1 (RH 7.3 Linux). I tried to install Java and flash plugins but they can not be loaded becouse plugins .so contain any unresolved symbols:

% mozilla --debug
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/java/j2re1.4.0_01/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/java/j2re1.4.0_01/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/rpnp.so [/usr/lib/netscape/plugins/rpnp.so: undefined symbol: __pure_virtual]

Thanks in advance

# posted by vkc

RP but it does'nt work.
Is there a version of RP for Mozilla/Netscape ?
Thanks for your help

# posted by Michel DOUCET

Is there any way to manage plug-ins similar to how Mozilla can manage cookies and images? It seems that more and more ads are implemented as Flash objects...

# posted by da_kine_guy

What about the Wild Tangent Web Driver ?? Anybody know which .dll(s) i should copy to plugins folder? www.wildtangent.com

# posted by Falcore

Loooking for spell checker plug in for Mozilla 1.2

# posted by david selwyn

For the Java Plugin problem, check this link.
http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=2967&message=76#76

# posted by qusik

I am developing a simple plugin for mozilla,in which adding a motif textedit widget on the plugin window, but whenever we try to add the text edit widget on the parent widget obtained by doing windowtowidget on the plugin window, it gives Error: attempt to add non-widget child "DropSiteManager" to parent "main" which supports only widgets. Please help, as i am not getting the reason for this..

# posted by Prabodh

i have the same prob:
libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager

# posted by brt

I also have problems with the java plugin on the linux

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/opt/mozilla/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]

any help ??

thnx

# posted by Cristian Oancea

I have the following problem with Javaplugin Jre.1.3.1 on firebird 0.6.1. I did not have problems with Phoenix 0.5

"LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/java/jre1.3.1/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/java/jre1.3.1/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]"

# posted by Sriram Ganapathy

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

Like others, same failure
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library .../plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so .../plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]
and __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]

no problem with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313

# posted by Owen Cook

had same problem with mozilla - java didnt work. reason: sun's java is compiled with gcc 2.95 or smth, but mozilla with gcc3.2. get the blackdown java from www.blackdown.org, and voila! :)

# posted by fake

I handled quicktime and flash by copying the dlls from my mozilla plugins directory to firebird plugins directory. It worked fine.
Only problem is that now (many days later) for no apparent reason when I load a page with flash, the quicktime plugin wants to handle it. I know it can but it is very slow.
How do I tell firebird to use flash plugin for flash?

# posted by Clipper

GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager unresolved using Blackdown Java and firebird. Other suggestions?

# posted by number6

With mozilla 1.2.1 it just crashed when it ran into java.
With version 1.4 it gives errors below.
I know I'm not the first one but isn't there a solution??

[rene@serval mozilla]$ ./run-mozilla.sh
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]

# posted by Rene

I have this warings when start mozilla 1.4
and also Java doesn't work.

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/j2re1.4.1_05/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/j2re1.4.1_05/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: GetGlobalServiceManager__16nsServiceManagerPP17nsIServiceManager]

# posted by oscar

I'm running Mozilla 1.5. and using the j2re1.4.2 for it.
Most java applets display fine, but it some cases they do not display completely on screen (the applet does not resize properly). I wonder if this has anything to do with the java version used to develop the applets.
Thanks

# posted by Rod

I too am running MozillaFirebird 0.7 and when I try to go to a webpage with a java applet I get the same error:

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]

# posted by jackal

The Solution for error "LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [/usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: __vt_17nsGetServiceByCID]"

You must download from Sun site and install Java.

Then:
ln -fs /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I think that an old plugin is install by netscape xpi who dont work width gcc 3.2.

# posted by Tigroux

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