kline at thought.org
Sun Feb 22 15:28:18 PST 2009
On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 02:07:08PM -0800, prad wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:47:23 -0800
> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > If I stick with FreeBSD as my main desktop, I want firefox and
> > flashplugin-9. So far, no joy. I have firefox2, and when I try to
> > pkg_delete, I find gnome2 is just one of the dependicies.
> > linux-flashplugin-9 is installed as well as the pluginwrapper ports,
> > but still YouTube won't work.
> my son just got it all to work according to the directions in the
> handbook (section 6.2.3):
> using firefox3 and www/linux-flashplugin9 on fbsd7.1
> (note they say you need www/linux-flashplugin7 if you are using an
> older version of fbsd ... which would explain why i haven't been able
> to get it to work since i installed 9 on 7.0
hmm. well, after my kernerl wipeout i rebuilt EVERYTHING and now
have 7.1. (up from 7.0-pre) ...
... not that i want to use
> flash in the first place since there is a great benefit to telling all
> the irritating people i can't use flash which is that you don't have to
> watch all the amazing videos they just discovered on the web that they
> want to share with you as though they think you don't have better
> things to do with your life than to watch the nonsense they think is
> wonderful ... therefore, noflash => less bothersome existence).
oh, i hear you.
many of the site i login to use flash [or ask you to
d/load+install it ] for commercials. something i despise,
but that's another matter.
youtube is just an example. i want video mostly to stream the
pbs videos that i miss because i'm often helping my daughter with
her homework:-) ... and there are other streams too. i just
installed miro here. it fails. don't know why. seems like if
not flash, no video. (*sigh*) be nice if things-java were the
easiest/best way, but evidently now.
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