8.2-PRERELEASE and Flash

ben paley ben.pyttipanna at spooty.net
Tue Jan 4 15:45:49 UTC 2011


I've been using FreeBSD since 3.4 but I've been away for a while. Now 
I've put 8.2 on an old laptop, and everything's lovely except power 
management (I'll get round to that eventually) and the Flash plug in.

I've followed the steps at 
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html without any 
errors, except that neither Firefox nor any other browser will play 
flash movies. about:plugins doesn't show a flash plugin.

I've spent a while googling and all I can find is variations on the 
instructions from the handbook. I don't know where to start looking for 
the problem.

I'd be really grateful to whoever could point me in the right direction.

Thanks a lot,

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