[Moonlight-list] Confused about moonlight installation in Firefox 3.5.6 and/or Seamonkey 2.0.1
west at ieee.org
Mon Jan 18 22:50:55 EST 2010
I've attempted a couple of times to install moonlight in my x86-64-based
laptop. When I attempt to open a Silverlight-enabled service named
freestockcharts.com, Firefox 3.5.6 hangs after a long time saying it is
"Accessing http://sourceforge.net/projects/stapgui" displaying a
rotating wheel of little ellipses, then "Transferrring data from
www.freestockcharts.com", finally ending up with a blank page saying "Done".
My about:plugins display appears to indicate two instances of moonlight
File name: libmoonloaderxpi.so
MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-silverlight Novell Moonlight xaml Yes
application/x-silverlight-2 Novell Moonlight
However, attempting the same process in Seamonkey produces no evidence
of moonlight plugins in about:plugins, and attempting to load
freestockcharts.com produces the "Install Microsoft Silverlight" splash
page. It was from my encountering this splash page multiple times that
the duplicate installation appears to have occurred.
I am unclear on whether I should:
(a) simply remove the two pluginreg.dat entries
and reinstall from the splash screen
(b) delete pluginreg.dat (which, while recommended in this mailing list)
seems like major surgery since there are hundreds of lines in that file
(c) even more simply install a third time from the Seamonkey splash page.
My problem is that I don't understand why I was asked to install
silverlight twice, and whether or not a third installation will be
helpful or hurtful, or exactly how to remove the residue of moonlight if
reinstallation is appropriate.
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