On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:

> Adam Vande More wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Adam Vande More
> > <amvandem...@gmail.com <mailto:amvandem...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >     <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>> wrote:
> >
> >         Adam Vande More wrote:
> >         > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >         <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>
> >         > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >         <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>>> wrote:
> >         >
> >         > � � Adam Vande More wrote:
> >         > � � > On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM, PJ
> >         <af.gour...@videotron.ca <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>
> >         > � � <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >         <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>>
> >         > � � > <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >         <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>
> >         > � � <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca
> >         <mailto:af.gour...@videotron.ca>>>> wrote:
> >         > � � >
> >         > � � > � � Has anyone SUCCESSFULLY installed Adobe Flash for
> >         Firefox on
> >         > � � FBSD 7.2
> >         > � � > � � running on amd64?
> >         > � � > � � I have managed to install about everything I need
> >         on an Acer
> >         > � � > � � TravelMate
> >         > � � > � � 4400 except Flash.
> >         > � � > � � I have found that someone did install it in
> >         version 7.1 but
> >         > � � the same
> >         > � � > � � procedures do not work on 7.2. linux_base-f8
> >         > � � ("linux_base-f8-8_11
> >         > � � > � � compat.linuxosrelease: 2.4.2 is not supported.")
> >         > � � > � � Installed is linux_base-fc-4_14 is currently
> >         installed.
> >         > � � > � � linux_base-f10-10 is asking to use version 2.6.16
> >         > � � > � � Surely some version of Flash should be functional
> >         on FBSD 7.2
> >         > � � > � � TIA
> >         > � � >
> >         > � � > � � --
> >         > � � > � � Herv� Kempf: "Pour sauver la plan�te, sortez du
> >         capitalisme."
> >         > � � > � �
> >         -------------------------------------------------------------
> >         > � � > � � Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com
> >         <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com> <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com
> >         <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>>
> >         > � � <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>
> >         <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>>>
> >         > � � >
> >         > � � >
> >         > � � > Sure it's no different than i386. �You need to set
> >         linux kernel
> >         > � � > version to 2.6.16 in /etc/sysctl.conf then remove f4
> >         and install
> >         > � � f8 or
> >         > � � > f10.
> >         > � � >
> >         > � � > --
> >         > � � > Adam Vande More
> >         > � � Thanks for the prompt answer Adam,
> >         >
> >         > � � I already had f8 installed as well as fc-4 & sctl.conf
> >         set to
> >         > � � 2.6.16. I
> >         > � � tried installing flash but here's what I get.
> >         >
> >         > � � "The current linux-f8-flashplugin10 spews out:
> >         > � � ===> linux-flashplugin-10.0r22 bsd.linux-apps.mk
> >         <http://bsd.linux-apps.mk>
> >         > � � <http://bsd.linux-apps.mk> test failed: The
> >         > � � component nss is not defined for LINUX_DIST_SUFFIX= (the
> >         corresponding
> >         > � � variable nss_FILE is not defined).
> >         > � � *** Error code 1"
> >         >
> >         > � � linux_base-fc-4-14 was installed as a dependency by some
> >         other
> >         > � � program.
> >         > � � What happens if I remofe it?
> >         >
> >         >
> >         > � � --
> >         > � � Herv� Kempf: "Pour sauver la plan�te, sortez du
> >         capitalisme."
> >         > � �
> >         -------------------------------------------------------------
> >         > � � Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com
> >         <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com> <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com
> >         <mailto:p...@ptahhotep.com>>
> >         > � � � http://www.ptahhotep.com
> >         > � � � http://www.chiccantine.com/andypantry.php
> >         >
> >         >
> >         > In my experience, upgrading linux base hasn't broken
> >         anything as long
> >         > as proper steps are taken. �Boris was correct in referencing
> >         > /usr/ports/UPDATING for instructions on upgrading it. �There
> are
> >         > important steps there. �Also the original post had an error
> that
> >         > reflected the sysctl not being set correctly. �Generally,
> >         sysctl.conf
> >         > is only run at boot. �If you're just getting starting in
> >         BSD, it is
> >         > probably easier to just remember to reboot after changing
> >         files like
> >         > /etc/sysctl.conf and /boot/loader.conf. �It's more
> >         complicated than
> >         > that and this introduces some unnecessary steps but it's a
> >         lot easier
> >         > to remember for someone new to this enviroment.
> >         >
> >         > --
> >         > Adam Vande More
> >         I'm afraid that I am a little lost here.
> >         I have had a few problems configuring ports on previous
> >         installations,
> >         but I hagve always managed to ge them done. Usually, with a
> >         little help
> >         to find my own silly little mistakes like typos and just not
> >         paying
> >         attention.
> >         But up to now, I have never been able to install Flash on any
> >         previous
> >         distributions.
> >         Anyway, I now have flash installed... it does not work.
> >         I have also acroread9 installed... it does not want to work...
> >         it loads
> >         up, the panel comes up and last about 1-2 seconds and dies.
> >         That's nice. I went to the trouble to install it and it
> >         doesn't work.
> >         Any suggestions what to do, look for, or whatever befor I
> >         trash all this
> >         stuff and go back to MicroSlop.
> >         Thanks again...I've had enough for today... gotta get some
> >         sleep. It's
> >         been a miserable week installing and reinstalling 7.2 on
> >         amd64... and I
> >         was just beginning to see the light at the end of the
> >         tunnel... :'(
> >
> >     Best instructions are found here:
> >
> >     http://crnl.org/blog/2008/11/01/flash-9-for-freebsd-71
> >
> >     I've not had any issue with any freebsd 7.x version including
> >     stable, but I didn't run amd64 long.� I doubt that is the issue
> >     though.
> >     --
> >     Adam Vande More
> >
> >
> > Actually there is a pretty good thread going in stable about this:
> >
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2009-July/051292.html
> >
> > --
> > Adam Vande More
> Thanks again for alll your input.
> I had found the link above and with Boris's hints was able to finally
> get it all going. There was a little issue with sound, but I found a
> solution for that.
> So now I have everything running as it should. Whew, finally.
> The only thing I have not done is make a custom kernel and install a
> wireless card. I don't think the former is necessary as it runs fine and
> only gives a few warning messages that don't seem to hinder the operation.
> The wireless seems to be well documented.
> As things stand now, I think I shall get rid of, or at least mothball
> ,MicroSlop and use it from wine should I ever really need it. :-)
> Now, I'm happy and can get back to some more serious work setting up
> some web sites. ;-)
>
> Good to hear your success.  It will get much easier with time as you learn
more.

I don't run custom kernels often, and up until recently didn't use
wireless.  As you said it's well documented, and the wireless info in the
handbook worked very well for me.


-- 
Adam Vande More
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