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Greg Mars wrote:
> Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: Rudy wrote:
>
>>>> With all this talk about FLASH, I found something out by
>>>> trial and error and want to post again to the list so that
>>>> others searching can get the FLASH player working in their
>>>> brower:
>>>>
>>>> THIS STEP IS NEEDED OR FLASH WILL NOT WORK:
>>>>
>>>> sysctl compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.20
>>>>
>
> I am using 8-current (amd64) and found all I needed to do was
> install www/linux-flashplugin7 then do a nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
> and flash works fine (as far I can tell)...   does this add any
> functionality I am not aware of?  (namely some sites seem to
> partially load like the graphs at whos.among.us [the easiest way to
> test this is go to the site in my signature then click on the 3rd
> icon at the bottom and then click on graphs])
>
>>>> Better yet, add this to your /etc/sysctl.conf file and
>>>> reboot: compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.20
>>>>
>>>> NOTE: I just picked 2.6.20 kinda at random... seems like that
>>>> is the linux kernel number (which I know nothing about) for
>>>> the Fedora 7 release.  Oh, and I installed Fedora 7 instead
>>>> of the default Fedora Core 4 on my desktop.
>>>>
>>>> Why does the linux emulation pick 2.4.2 as the kernel version
>>>>  number to report (by default) and not 2.6.11 (their kernel
>>>> version shipped with Fedora 4)?  Seems like the ports should
>>>> and linux module should be updated...
>>>>
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> Thank You!

> I tried getting flash to work in FreeBSD so many times and failed.
> It wasn't a big deal but it was annoying to have to boot into
> another system if there is content I needed to see that happens to
> be flash.

> I'm running FreeBSD 7 Beta4.

> I just did what you said: cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7 make
> config-recursive install clean nspluginwrapper -v -a -i

> After that a flash content was playing in firefox. Unfortunately my
> AudigyLS soundcard only works with oss, which is having some
> problems now, so I was not able to verify that sound works well.

I don't use OSS so have no idea on the issue there.

> By the way, I had some problems installing flash7 from ports a few
> days ago. It didn't like the size of the file and would fail even
> if you downloaded from Adobe and copied to ports/disfiles. I later
> did a 'portsnap fetch update'  that  must have gotten updated
> makefiles and fixed that problems. Anybody else with that issue
> should try updating the ports collection.

The problem a few days ago was because the distfiles had been
updated.... one way to fix this (which is what I did) is do a "make
makesum" which will recalculate the checksums found in the distinfo file.

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Aryeh M. Friedman
FloSoft Systems, Java Developer Tools
http://www.flosoft-systems.com
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