HOW-TO get Flash7 working!
authentec at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 16:28:30 PST 2008
Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> Rudy wrote:
>> With all this talk about FLASH, I found something out by trial and
>> error and want to post again to the list so that others searching
>> can get the FLASH player working in their brower:
>> THIS STEP IS NEEDED OR FLASH WILL NOT WORK:
>> sysctl compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.20
> I am using 8-current (amd64) and found all I needed to do was install
> www/linux-flashplugin7 then do a nspluginwrapper -v -a -i and flash
> works fine (as far I can tell)... does this add any functionality I
> am not aware of? (namely some sites seem to partially load like the
> graphs at whos.among.us [the easiest way to test this is go to the
> site in my signature then click on the 3rd icon at the bottom and then
> click on graphs])
>> Better yet, add this to your /etc/sysctl.conf file and reboot:
>> NOTE: I just picked 2.6.20 kinda at random... seems like that is
>> the linux kernel number (which I know nothing about) for the Fedora
>> 7 release. Oh, and I installed Fedora 7 instead of the default
>> Fedora Core 4 on my desktop.
>> Why does the linux emulation pick 2.4.2 as the kernel version
>> number to report (by default) and not 2.6.11 (their kernel version
>> shipped with Fedora 4)? Seems like the ports should and linux
>> module should be updated...
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I tried getting flash to work in FreeBSD so many times and failed.
It wasn't a big deal but it was annoying to have to boot into another
system if there is content I needed to see that happens to be flash.
I'm running FreeBSD 7 Beta4.
I just did what you said:
make config-recursive install clean
nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
After that a flash content was playing in firefox.
Unfortunately my AudigyLS soundcard only works with oss, which is having
some problems now, so I was not able to verify that sound works well.
By the way, I had some problems installing flash7 from ports a few days ago.
It didn't like the size of the file and would fail even if you
downloaded from Adobe and copied to ports/disfiles. I later did a
'portsnap fetch update' that must have gotten updated makefiles and
fixed that problems. Anybody else with that issue should try updating
the ports collection.
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