Browser Plugins - State of the Art???
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Dec 22 06:04:32 PST 2006
On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, P.U.Kruppa wrote:
> I found out I need three plugins for opera, mozilla or whatever:
> - Java Runtime Enviroment
> - Linux Flash Player
> - Linux Realplayer
> JRE works nicely with native FreeBSD browsers,
> the Linux plugins can be run with Linux Browsers.
> (.pdf files can be viewed externally with Evince,
> linuxpluginwrapper doesn't do anything at all and I tried
> different kinds of Linux JRE's with Linux Browsers - no way)
> Did anyone find a combination that can do all three plugins in one browser on
> FreeBSD 6.2 PRERELEASE?
For FreeBSD-native FireFox and Seamonkey:
The FreeBSD native JDK 1.4 gives a working Java plugin.
For Flash with linuxpluginwrapper and linux-flashplugin7, you have to
patch the system source:
Install the dlsym patch:
# cd /usr/src/libexec/rtld-elf/
# fetch http://people.FreeBSD.org/~nork/rtld_dlsym_hack.diff
# patch < rtld_dlsym_hack.diff
# make install
Link the library (linx-flashplugin7 should have already done this):
ln -sf /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so .
ln -sf /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/flashplayer.xpt .
And make sure your /etc/libmap.conf Flash7 section agrees with the
sample included with the linuxpluginwrapper port.
mplayer is supposed to handle RealPlayer, although I can't say I've
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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