How to get Huawei EC1561 USB modem working under FreeBSD, 8.2? Moving on to the next problem :-) -> Flash in Firefox

Jerry jerry at
Sun Jul 29 18:32:00 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:35:06 +0530
Manish Jain articulated:

> Thanks for your inputs. I have finally got FreeBSD to speak to the 
> internet. Now I have one more problem before I can live in peace. I
> am fond of a game hosted via the Discovery channel's website :
> The game needs Adobe flash player. So I installed 
> linux-f10-flashplugin11. But firefox 5.0 does not seem to integrate
> with it well. I then tried installing a couple of more ports,
> including swfdec and gnash. Still firefox won't play the game.
> Is there something special I need to do ? Thanks for any help.

I feel your pain. I have had less than stellar success with getting a
large number of sites to interact correctly with Firefox on FreeBSD when
flash was involved, and sometimes even when it wasn't. I have heard
that Opera works better but I have no personal knowledge of it. I
finally gave up awhile ago. I just use my Windows machine when I
absolutely, positively have to get a site working correctly. Life is
too short to sweat the small stuff and golf is a lot more fun.

Jerry ♔

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