nspluginwrapper + native firefox 2 + flash9?
johnjen at reynoldsnet.org
Thu Apr 12 20:26:56 UTC 2007
Hi everybody, there wasn't chatter about this when sent to questions@, so I'm
trying the ports list. I've been struggling with this for the past day or so
and the archives + google aren't coming up with much except for other people's
I recently ditched using the linux-firefox port in favor of the native version
when I read a post about nspluginwrapper. I've spent the last 2 days upgrading
many ports on my system bringing many libraries, etc. up to speed. I think I've
got things A-OK, but I cannot get nspluginwrapper to do anything meaningful
with the native firefox.
6.2-STABLE as of april 10th
CVSup'ed ports tree as of April 10th
linux_base-fc-4_9 installed--do I need fc-6??
linux-alsa-lib-18.104.22.168 also installed
firefox-22.214.171.124,1 compiled and installed
I did the following:
% nspluginwrapper -v -i /usr/X11R6/lib/linux-mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Install plugin /usr/X11R6/lib/linux-mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
after firing firefox back up and doing about:plugins I see what I hoped to see:
File name: npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31
MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
However whenever I visit a site that utilizes Flash, nothing shows up--not even
an 'outline' of what should be a flash file playing.
I've tried using nspluginwrapper -r to uninstall the plugin and use
linux-flashplugin7 but the results are the same. I've also tried using
linux-mplayer-plugin which yielded similar results: about:plugins showed a
plethora of MIME type's, descriptions, etc. but no dice.
Does anybody have any clues as to what's going wrong or things I could possibly
try? From all accounts seen via google, this has "just worked" for people ... :(
Thanks in advance.
John & Jennifer Reynolds johnjen at reynoldsnet.org www.reynoldsnet.org
Structural/Physical Design - some group - Intel jreynold at sedona.ch.intel.com
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