Flash, FreeBSD and Opera
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Wed Nov 5 09:54:27 PST 2003
On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 09:08:39 -0500, "William O'Higgins"
<william.ohiggins at utoronto.ca> said:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 11:19:07PM -0800, lists wrote:
> >I just got Flash working on FreeBSD 4.8 RELEASE, so I hope this helps
> >you with 5.1.
> >First off, I'm running linux-opera from the ports. Here is the output
> >from pkg_info | grep opera: linux-opera-7.11.20030515_2.
> >Second, I installed the port for Flash, the output from pkg_inf | grep
> >flash is: linux-flashplugin-6.0r79 The official Macromedia Flash Player
> >for Linux Mozilla and
> >I downloaded the flash port here:
> >Once the Flash player is installed, I went to my Opera plugins directory
> >located at: /usr/X11R6/share/opera/plugins
> >I then ran the following commands:
> >ln -s /usr/local/lib/linux-flashplugin6/flashplayer.xpt
> >ln -s /usr/local/lib/linux-flashplugin6/libflashplayer.so
> >Then I started opera and all was happy.
> I just did this, but I am unable to register the plugin in Opera. I am
> using FreeBSD 4.8 and Opera 7.21.
> I am not sure if this is a problem, but this is the output of pkg_info |
> grep opera:
> linux-opera-6.12.20030305 A blazingly fast, full-featured,
> standards-compliant browse
> opera-6.12.20030305 A blazingly fast, full-featured, standards-compliant
> opera-7.21.20031013 A blazingly fast, full-featured, standards-compliant
> I have set the synlinks in the plugins directory, and since that didn't
> work I also added /usr/local/lib/linux-flashplugin6/ to the plugin path,
> to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions?
Native and Linux Opera behave differently with respect to plugins IME.
That is, the former doesn't work with them, the latter does. pkg_delete
your various Opera versions, then install linux-opera from ports.
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