8.2-PRERELEASE and Flash

George Liaskos geo.liaskos at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 16:35:35 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM, 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.
> Thanks a lot,
> Ben

One common mistake is running "nspluginwrapper -v -a -i" as root.

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