After numerous problems on a certain website I tried a bare bones fresh install of drupal 7.5 on a subdomain with nothing but the medial library and its dependencies as well as all modules required to put the media library in the CKeditor and what I got was a brand new media library failure not yet seen...
Anyone know why the modal popup repeats the results view multiple times? 3 to be exact but you can only see 2 in this image. I followed the instructions on all components to get this far but the never ending failure of drupal continues to plague me.
I hadn't noticed before because of the baffling behavior, but it turns out I can't even select media from any of these repeating views. If I click one and hit submit it just returns me to the node, not updated. Right inside the modal box.
Another note, the views for media library include 3 different views - "media browser" "my files" and "media library" and if I disable any of them they do indeed disappear from the popup, which I could live with if any of the remaining views actually did anything. I applaud the champions who wrote this.
With Kevin's help we figured it out. Basically we had to run with wysiwyg module, and use the manual install of ckeditor v 3.5.3 - between those 2 and all the configurations standard to drupal the wysiwyg media library finally works. I guess this makes sense since drupal 8 came out some people may have just not cared to keep the 7x modules stable. Or maybe I'm an idiot and following the step by step instructions on the latest media library module for 7x was just too complicated... but for all of us stuck in the nightmare of drupal, here's one option.