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When 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!

Adobe Flash Player 9 on FreeBSD/Linux

My progress with Adobe Flash9 Linux beta on FreeBSD


Macromedia Flash 7 plugin with Firefox

Reported 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>
cd /usr/src/libexec/rtld-elf
fetch http://www.jail.se/software/freebsd/files/rtld_dlsym_hack.diff
patch < rtld_dlsym_hack.diff
make clean all install
portinstall linux-flashplugin linuxthreads linuxpluginwrapper

cd /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins
rm libflashplayer.so flashplayer.xpt
ln -s ../npapi/linux-flashplugin/flashplayer.xpt
ln -s ../npapi/linux-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

/etc/libmap.conf
</Do not need to be applyed anymore>


Known trouble with flash7

Some 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 issue

There was a licensing issue but it has been resolved, more info below. 20060408:
AFFECTS: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
AUTHOR: hrs@FreeBSD.org

These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
For more details, see
http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/.

20060426:
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 petition

Sign this petition for a native FreeBSD/i386 version of the Flash Player.


Thunderbird

Open URL in thunderbird did not work default for me. I put the following text in ~/.thunderbird/<profile>/user.js

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");


To make firefox use thunderbird on mailto links. Use about:config or add this to ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>/prefs.js

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mailto", "/usr/local/bin/thunderbird");

NanoBSD: FreeBSD in nano size

Want 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:
http://www.pean.org/NanoBSD.html
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/nanobsd/



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