linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Mon Sep 8 10:28:47 CDT 2008


On Thursday 04 September 2008 14:16:34 Alec O'Neill wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Is anyone else having problems accessing system consoles using linux +
> firefox + drac 5?

Nope, works fine on 2.x (but not on 3.x in my testing)

Here's what I do:

1) Download : ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/2.0.0.16/linux-i686/en-GB/firefox-2.0.0.16.tar.gz
2) Unpack it.
3) Run: firefox/firefox
4) Connect to https:// DRAC interface
5) Click on "Console" link and follow instructions to download and install the plugin.
6) Logout/login to the DRAC interface and use the remote console.

Note: the following will be installed/created in your firefox/plugins directory:

./rac5vkvm.xpt
./librac5vkvm.so
./videoviewer
./videoviewer/horizontalposition24.xpm
./videoviewer/verticalposition24.xpm
./videoviewer/full_screen_up.xpm
./videoviewer/clear.xpm
./videoviewer/videoviewer
./videoviewer/automatic-video-adjust.xpm
./videoviewer/session-options.xpm
./videoviewer/pin_in.xpm
./videoviewer/startBrowser.sh
./videoviewer/contrast24.xpm
./videoviewer/testpattern24.xpm
./videoviewer/locale
./videoviewer/locale/strings_de.utf8
./videoviewer/locale/strings_fr.utf8
./videoviewer/locale/strings_en.utf8
./videoviewer/locale/strings_es.utf8
./videoviewer/locale/strings_ja.utf8
./videoviewer/locale/strings_zh.utf8
./videoviewer/close_up.xpm
./videoviewer/fineadjust24.xpm
./videoviewer/autoadjust24.xpm
./videoviewer/vv.sh
./videoviewer/pin_out.xpm
./videoviewer/capture-to-file.xpm
./videoviewer/brightness24.xpm
./videoviewer/manual-video-adjust.xpm
./videoviewer/prioritythreshold24.xpm
./videoviewer/refresh-screen.xpm
./videoviewer/refreshscreen24.xpm

On 3.0.1, the plugin fails to load correctly and results in a spinning hourglass on the page. 2.0.x wors just fine.

Mark.

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Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Applied Technologies
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