KDE, Konqueror, and plugins

Joey Mingrone mingrone at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 13:44:16 PDT 2003


I've never been able to get any macromedia flash plugin to work with 
Konqueror on FreeBSD, but macromedia's flash 5 for linux works great with 
FreeBSD's native Mozilla and Firebird with a FreeBSD wrapper.

This is what I would recommend:

First, get rid of all the flash plugins you have installed.  Next, install 
the flashpluginwrapper port (This will install the linux flashplugin 5 port 
as a dependency).   Once the port has successfully installed there are a few 
small tasks.  Here's the message displayed after installing the port:

If you are using a Mozilla browser, you first need to copy the linux
flash plugin into the mozilla plugins directory:

(I actually just create links, but this doesn't really matter.)

# cp %%LOCALBASE%%/lib/flash/libflashplayer.so \
# cp %%LOCALBASE%%/lib/flash/ShockwaveFlash.class \

Next, change the Mozilla startup script, %%X11BASE%%/bin/mozilla
to have:


at the top of it (but after #!/bin/sh).  Now start mozilla and go to
'about:plugins' and the flash plugin is enabled!

..and that's pretty much it.  With the exception of the rare site that 
requires flash 6, it works perfectly.

To really get a multimedia capable browser you might want to consider 
installing the mplayerplug-in and java plugins as well.


>Hiya folks,
>	Well - I didn't download the source for KDE, I installed via the packages. 
>- that means I don't have the needed nspluginscan so the above mentioned
>browser can scan in plugins. Mainly flash.
>Ok, so - I installed Mozilla and the slew of flash plugins in 
>and I can't for the life of me get them to work.
>So, I figured I would try Netscape7 from the ports - still again, the
>previously installed slew of flash plugins are not either being seen, or 
>plain and simply don't work.
>I could use some ideas on how some of you have gotten by this without
>downloading the KDE source and compiling it just to get nspluginscan (this 
>what Konqueror needs in order to pull in the plugins).
>Any and all ideas would be most cool.
>Best regards,
>                  Chris
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