Flash viewer for FBSD

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Mar 5 05:58:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:14:15 +0700, Pongthep Kulkrisada <ptkrisada at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed FBSD 7.1 with KDE 3.5 from CD.
> Then I csup(ed) and buildworld to FBSD 7.2 and then finally FBSD 8.0
> while remaining KDE unchanged.

Do you have compat7x installed? If you already updated 
to OS 8.0, you should update your ports tree, too, and
use the current ports.

> I use opera-10.10 for web browsing.

An excellent web browser. Good choice. :-)

> It looks very bad for browsing web without flash viewer.

Sad... but with HTML 5, it may be a chance that the "web world"
can finally say goodbye to this idiotic "Flash" that is mostly
used by inexperienced or lazy "Internet programmers" (they
often call theirselves that way) to make the web intendedly
unaccessible... as if the web would consist of "Flash" only...

> I tried installing from ports.
> - opera-linuxplugins-10.10.xxxx
> - linux-f10-flashplugin-10.0
> - f4l- (I guess it stands for ``flash for linux''.)
> But they do not fix the problem.

Just installing isn't enough, there's some configuration work
to be done.

By the way, you may be interested in checking how gnash
(a GNU based "Flash" implementation) or swfdec may fit
your needs.

> Anyone who can fix this problem please point me out.

Sure. Maybe the handbook can help here:


See 6.2.3 for detailed information.

Magdeburg, Germany
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