8.2-PRERELEASE and Flash

Chris Brennan xaero at xaerolimit.net
Tue Jan 4 15:54:53 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:16 AM, ben paley <ben.pyttipanna at spooty.net>wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
Did you try symlinking nsplugin.so to $HOME/.mozilla/plugins ? this is
usually what I end up doing to make it work. I forget if 64bit flash was
fixed or not, if it wasn't you may need nswrapper or the like to run the
32bit plugin binaries.


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