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Re: Iceweasel: Can't find helper application

Matthew Smith wrote:
Hi Folks

Don't know if this is a Debian issue or a Firefox issue - having only
just switched from Gentoo+FF2 to Debian+FF3/Iceweasel.

* Try to follow a link to a PDF document.
* Get a message that the helper application (xpdf) can't be found.
* Go to Preferences/Applications and change the 3 instances of PDF to
invoke specifically /usr/bin/xpdf (in case there was an issue with the
* Issue persists.

I have seem issues before with Firefox and what to do with various MIME
types; in FF2, I'm pretty sure that one could delete entries in
Applications which would force an 'ask' dialogue next time that MIME
type was encountered, generally fixing the issue.  It appears that we no
longer have that luxury.

Any pointers on this?

Maybe it's missing the browser plug in, try a Synaptic search for xpdf and see if you can find the plug in, wish I could help more but I'm not using my Debian at the moment to search this for you.
Jimmy Johnson

Bakersfield, CA. U.S.A.
Registered Linux User #380263
K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid)

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