Res: Which "linux emulation" works with which programs or the inverse?

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at
Fri Oct 26 17:57:26 PDT 2007

--- Rafael Caesar Lenzi <rc_lenzi at> wrote:

> > # Short and sweet summary:
> > 
> > install www/firefox       
> > install print/acroread7       
> > install java/diablo-jdk15
> > install www/linux-flashplugin7       
> > kldload linux
> > echo "none            /compat/linux/proc      linprocfs       rw      0
>       0" >> /etc/fstab
> > mount -a
> > echo "linux_enable=\"YES\"" >> /etc/rc.conf                       
> > nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
> > 
> > Hope this at least gives pointers as to what to do in FreeBSD 7.
> Hi, i apply this solution here, but sound in youtube has no sound :(
> And acroread7 fail on load.
> I'm using FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE.
> Rafael Lenzi

I am suprised, I know it definately works for youtube. Are you installing the
packages or from ports? If you are using packages, then make sure the following
are also installed (they get installed as dependencies when using ports and may
be missing if you are using packages).

print/acroreadwrapper - normally installed as dependency for acroread7
java/javavmwrapper - normally installed as dependency for diablo-jdk15
www/nspluginwrapper - normally installed as dependency for linux-flashplugin7

If any were missing, then after you add them you should also do
'nspluginwrapper -v -a -i' again.

At the end, if you do 'nspluginwrapper -l' you should see something like this,
you really want to see the and lines.

# nspluginwrapper -l
  Original plugin: /usr/X11R6/lib/linux-mozilla/plugins/
  Wrapper version string:
  Original plugin: /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/
  Wrapper version string:
  Original plugin: /usr/X11R6/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/ENU/Browser/intellinux/
  Wrapper version string:


If you are using packages, ie not ports, then this might be the problem. As a
rule I always use ports, and have them nicely up to date, which means what I
have installed may have had fixes applied after the 6.2 release that solve
these problems. This also means that I am certain all dependencies are really
being installed, because ports wont work without them.

If you want to know how to get the latest version of ports, it is in the
manual,  or I will be happy to show you, it is very easy, but takes a while as
it has to download quite a bit the first time through. It will also take quite
a while to rebuild/compile many things (and I do mean many) - it will take
hours, probably all day really. All I can say is that it definately works - and
learning how to keep ports up to date is a relatively safe way of introducing
you to the procedures for keeping the kernel/world up to date too.

Feel free to email me off the list, or move to questions@, if this is getting
rather off topic.

:-)   Tim

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