KDE, Konqueror, and plugins
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
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.
> 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.
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