Flash plugin ?

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Sun Aug 17 16:26:15 UTC 2014

On 08/17/14 08:06, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:58:03 -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> OK, to install that port, all I should have to do is cd to
>> /usr/ports/www/nspluginwrapper/ & type in 'make insatll', right ?
>> Remember, new to FreeBSD :-) ....
> Yes, but that's only a part of the process. If I remember correctly,
> this also involves installing the Linux "Flash" (because there is
> no "Flash" plugin for FreeBSD) in combination with the Linux support
> subsystem. This dependency will be installed automatically, but it
> may take some time.
> As root, run
> 	# ln -s /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/
> After installation, execute from your user's account:
> 	% nspluginwrapper -a -v -i
> Again, it's worth mentioning that following the steps in
> should bring you the full functionality. Firefox has always been
> my "Flash"-free browser, whereas I use "Flash" with Opera, which
> works perfectly good and is also described in the Handbook.
> To repeat the relevant source:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html
> I'd like to mention that "Flash" support on FreeBSD isn't worse
> than on any other platform I've tried it, even if a native plugin
> is supplied. But for keeping up with the latest week's fashions
> of HTML5, Javascript frameworks, CSS tricks and so on, make sure
> to use a current browser. Firefox is the best solution currently
> available, but Chromium is also acceptable. The "web experience"
> on FreeBSD isn't inferior to other platforms.

I used to use/like Opera some years ago (on a 933 MHz P3, to date 
things), but it had a period when it was quite unstable, basically 
unusable, so I dumped it .... I would be perfectly willing to look at it 
again, you recommend ?


	William A. Mahaffey III


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