Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Oct 28 21:25:56 UTC 2009

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:45:24 -0400, PJ <af.gourmet at videotron.ca> wrote:
> Yeah, but stupid errors are not.

Nobody can make all the errors.

> anyway I goofed somewhere. but what is strange is that
> the only obvious problem I have is this flashplugin - no matter what I
> do, I cannot get it to work.

But obviously, as others are running it, it's possible.

> I do recall that at some point there was an update for flash or firefox
> and I think I allowed Firefox to update it... so the problem just may be
> with Firefox itself. 

That may be possible.

> And I just don't feel like going through a
> reinstallation of Firefox again... that is probably the most lengthy and
> tortuous installation of anything except for OpenOffice.org (I only use
> the binaries for that) and my cpus are 2.4 or 3Ghz.

That's the reason that I really prefer precompiled packages.
If you think that you system is all messed up, delete /usr/local
and start installing from packages. Pay attention to run the
files needed from /etc/mtree to restore the hierarchy for
the /usr/local subtree.

> Anyway, I've given
> up on flash...

I did so from its beginning. :-)

> I don't go to youtube or the like so I don't really miss
> it...

There's youtube-dl. :-)

> it's just annoying that I can't access some sites properly when
> using FreeBSD.

That's not FreeBSD's fault. If "professional web designers"
need to "optimize" their content in order to prevent you from
properly accessing it, it's their fault. I would complain to
them, or just ignore them. Content that its creator doesn't
want me to see is not worth seeing.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list