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The Adobe Flash player plugin can be emulated to run on native browsers. Alternatively, the browser can also be emulated, but this method seems to lack performance.


Linux plugin emulation

Install www/linux-c6-flashplugin11 through ports, since at times the repository package may be outdated:

# cd /usr/ports/www/linux-c6-flashplugin11; make install clean

This should install other linux-c6 dependencies, including www/nspluginwrapper . Follow the directions at the end of installing the programs, most of which will be repeated below in the configuration sections.

Load Linux modules according to Linux, configuration#Loading Linux modules.



linproc         /compat/linux/proc    linprocfs  rw    0   0
proc            /proc                 procfs     rw    0   0


link /tmp shm





domainname  # this is your network's domain-name without localhost
ypserver	localhost  # my.yp.server


passwd:     files nis
shadow:     files nis
group:      files nis
hosts:	    files nis dns

Run nspluginwrapper

Run the following for a library plugin to be found by Firefox:

nspluginwrapper -v -a -i

Or to upgrade from a previous installed Flash plugin:

nspluginwrapper -v -a -u

To view the loaded plugins:

nspluginwrapper -l

If this doesn't work on Firefox, all packages may need to be reinstalled cleanly.

Wine emulation

Full Adobe Flash 9 support can be present by using a Win32 browser and Adobe Flash 9 for Windows in WINE. This was tested with WINE 0.9.59, FreeBSD 7-Release and Firefox

Alternatively look into installing the package emulators/pipelight , which is meant to use windows plugins, through wine emulation, in non-emulated FreeBSD browsers. (I haven't tested this set-up)

External Links

Some more extensive step-by-step instructions:

See also

The PC-BSD project have released version 1.4 of their FreeBSD based distribution which includes native Flash Player in Konqueror, Firefox and Opera.

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