FreeBSDWhen people ask me questions about FreeBSD or when I want to remember how to do something special I will put it up here so I can direct people who ask the same question again. USE AT OWN RISK!
My progress with Adobe Flash9 Linux beta on FreeBSD
Macromedia Flash 7 plugin with FirefoxReported to work with FreeBSD 6.2, 7-CURRENT and PC-BSD 1.x
New simple way to install the flash7 plugin:
portinstall linux-flashplugin7 nspluginwrapper
nspluginwrapper -i /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
<Do not need to be applyed anymore>
patch < rtld_dlsym_hack.diff
make clean all install
portinstall linux-flashplugin linuxthreads linuxpluginwrapper
rm libflashplayer.so flashplayer.xpt
ln -s ../npapi/linux-flashplugin/flashplayer.xpt
ln -s ../npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
</Do not need to be applyed anymore>
Known trouble with flash7Some problems I have encountered is that google video almost always crashes firefox and at youtube I get no sound. If you have a fix for this then please contact me. What you can do for now is to use linux-firefox or linux-opera instead of FreeBSD native Mozilla Firefox.
If you encounter other problems you can talk to me, post at either freebsd-current mailinglist that has brought this up or bsdforums.org.
Licensing issueThere was a licensing issue but it has been resolved, more info below. 20060408:
AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
For more details, see
port www/linux-flashplugin7 was deleted to the attic, due to a licensing
issue that has now been resolved. Therefore the port can be restored.
FreeBSD Flash License Agreement
Important petitionSign this petition for a native FreeBSD/i386 version of the Flash Player.
ThunderbirdOpen URL in thunderbird did not work default for me. I put the following text in ~/.thunderbird/<profile>/user.js
To make firefox use thunderbird on mailto links. Use about:config or add this to ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>/prefs.js
NanoBSD: FreeBSD in nano sizeWant to use FreeBSD on a Soekris or any computer appliances?
Then NanoBSD is something for you. NanoBSD is FreeBSD with
complete functionality, specially built from the FreeBSD source
tree, designed to fit on a Compact Flash.
Read more here: