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

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 24 17:12:50 PDT 2007

--- eculp at encontacto.net wrote:

> I'm totally confused. I was simply trying to get flash 9 or 7 working  
> in RELENG7 with which ever version of linux emulation and have been  
> totally unsuccessful.  In this I have been reading several other folks  
> where in fc4 something works and in fc7 it doesn't (Java, IIRC) and  
> the "scandalous status of linux-flashplugin9" thread, Sam Fourman Jr.,  
> is able to get flash working in firefox with gnash that completely  
> crashes my installation.  The last couple of days I have tried to vary  
> the version of linux emulation and test both flash 7 & 9 and gnash in  
> fc4, fc6 and f7 but only using 2.4.2 and 2.6.16 although the Java  
> issue talks of 2.6.19.  How are these versions derived?  Is there any  
> up to date general information about linux emulation on freebsd and a  
> few examples for configuration?
> The strange part of all this is that gnash crashes all, flash 7 just  
> shows a gray screen on all and flash 9 actually has a play button that  
> looks like it is going to work and then goes to the gray screen and  
> plays the sound but without video.
> Any suggestions as to where to find information on the different  
> combinations of emulation and how and why would be great as would a  
> working flash player like gnash is designed to be.
> Thanks,
> ed
> P.S. Why not ;)  Is there any hope in all this for GoogleEarth?   
> Probably a very silly question.

Hi there, I have native firefox with flash 7 working fine on FreeBSD 6.2, with
java and adobe reader. I am guessing it should be pretty much the same for FBSD

# 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.

Regards, Tim.

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