Browser choices & flash
henry.olyer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 19:11:24 UTC 2010
I'm about to put up 8.1.
And would like (I know I'm dreaming,) to get this right, first time. Many
times I've had to scrap an installation and restart from scratch because I
didn't do things right.
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 09:45:48AM +0100, David Southwell wrote:
> > Hi
> > One of our freebsd systems is a user terminal with desktop. We have
> > difficulties with web browsing on that platform. Here is the data
> > 1. INFO:
> > System:
> > freebsd 7.2-RELEASE-p3 - GENERIC amd64
> > Desktop:
> > kde4.5.1
> > Current installed web browser stuff:
> > konqueror 4.5.1
> > epiphany-2.30.2_1
> > firefox-3.5.11,1
> > flashplugin-mozilla-0.4.13_5 A GPL standalone Flash (TM) plugin for
> This plugin is now five years old, and doesn't seem to be in active
> development anymore.
> > 3. ADVICE PLEASE
> > Most reliable browser combination and recomendations of specific port
> > combinations which can deliver reliable browsing including flash
> No open source flash player works on all sites, as far as I know.
> If you don't mind non-free software and all the extra linux compat stuff
> it needs, try the linux version of the Adobe flash plugin;
> Try graphics/gnash instead if you want native software. Mind that there
> is a problem with the 0.8.7 version of gnash and youtube. This is fixed in
> 0.8.8 but that hasn't made it into ports yet. Gnash sometimes crashes, but
> this doesn't usualy affect firefox.
> R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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