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Old 6th August 2008
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Default Installing flash for Opera

I've seen a number of guides to installing Flash for Firefox and some information the NDISwrapper.

The handbook states that first I should install linux-base, I already have binary emulation which I set up at initial install. Is this different? Also, there are four versions of linux-base- f7, f8, fc4 and fc6. Is the f fedora? (I ask because there are also gentoo versions)

However, I'd really prefer to get this up and running in Opera. (I much prefer that browser)
Has anyone carried this out to date? Could you please suggest links and/or provide steps.

Mamy thanks.
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there are four versions of linux-base- f7, f8, fc4 and fc6. Is the f fedora?
Yes, you should install emulators/linux-base_fc4, this is the current stable version.
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What I did to get flash on Opera:

- Download 2 flash files version 7 for linux.

- Place them in the /usr/local/share/linux-opera/plugins dir

Thats it. Couldnt be easier.
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This solution works for me in FreeBSD, however the issue I have seems to come from the dated version of flash (the audio falls out of sync badly on all flash video). Is there a way to fix this? Will Adobe every support the BSD's? What sort of awful virtual machine is adobe using for flash, and why is it so inefficient?
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The gnash cvs version works slightly better than flash7, but has issues and uses many resources. The only way I've been able to have working flash was with wine in a windows browser+flash.
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I had already a working linux frash 7 plugin on my native firefox 2 for a few months ( nspluginwrapper + linux flashplugin 7) on my FreeBSD 7 amd64 laptop.

I just installed the Opera 9.5 from the ports and I was surprised to see that the flash player was already configured and working from the first start, without touching anything at all!!!!!
This is great!!

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I had already a working linux frash 7 plugin on my native firefox 2 for a few months ( nspluginwrapper + linux flashplugin 7) on my FreeBSD 7 amd64 laptop.

I just installed the Opera 9.5 from the ports and I was surprised to see that the flash player was already configured and working from the first start, without touching anything at all!!!!!
This is great!!
was that Opera 9.5 native or Linux? Would that install be using your previous set up?
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You should try swfdec. It works very well for me and supports Flash 7 and some select features from 8 and 9.
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I just installed swfdec to try it out (Using native Opera 9.5) but does not seem to be recognised by Opera (nor Firefox). Is there something more I need to do?

Edit: I read in an article that swfdec-mozilla is also required (The web browser plugin) but that doesn't seem to be in my ports tree...

Edit#2: swfdec-plugin under ports/www

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I am not really interested in using GNASH or swfdec. I'd just like to get the standard Adobe version running.
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Sorry maxrussell, to get Flash 7 working previously I have simply googled for it.

However I would try simply installing linux-flashplugin7 from ports/www/
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So, with the linux fc base installed, it still stalls:
Code:
max@/usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7: sudo make clean install clean
Password:
===>  Cleaning for linux_base-fc-4_13
===>  Cleaning for linux-flashplugin-7.0r73_1
===>  linux-flashplugin-7.0r73_1 has known vulnerabilities:
=> linux-flashplugin -- unspecified remote code execution vulnerability.
   Reference: <http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/portaudit/04c6187d-2d8f-11dd-98c9-00163e000016.html>
=> Please update your ports tree and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7.
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Yes, flashplugin7 is very outdated and has several security issues. which is why the port won't install.

You can define DISABLE_VULNERABILITIES to override this, i.e.:
# cd /usr/ports/www/linux-flashplugin7 && make install clean -DDISABLE_VULNERABILITIES
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The word on the mailing lists is that linux-flashplugin9 works "rather okay" on 8-CURRENT where Linuxulator is at version 2.6.16 by default. So, 8-RELEASE might be when we get a working Flash 9 plugin.
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Any knowledge of how insecure the insecurity is? I mean, I don't believe I use any pages where I transmit personal details via Flash, certainly not banking etc.
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was that Opera 9.5 native or Linux? Would that install be using your previous set up?
Opera native 9.5 from the ports

/usr/ports/www/opera


The opera by default honors the /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/*

Check the results of "about: plugins" of the installed opera, all of them operateble as good as the native firefox2 :
Code:
Totem Web Browser Plugin 2.22.2audio/wav	wav
audio/x-wav	wav
video/mpeg	mpeg,mpg,mpe,m2v,m1v,mpa
audio/mpeg	mp3,mp2,mpga
application/x-ogg	ogg
application/ogg	ogg
audio/ogg	oga
audio/x-ogg	ogg
video/ogg	ogv
video/x-ogg	ogg
application/annodex	anx
audio/annodex	axa
video/annodex	axv
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3	nsv
video/flv	flv
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libtotem-basic-plugin.so

Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)video/x-msvideo	avi,asf,wmv
application/asx	asx
video/x-ms-asf-plugin	asf,wmv
application/x-mplayer2	avi,wma,wmv
video/x-ms-wm	wm,wmv
audio/x-ms-wma	wma
video/x-ms-wvx	wvx,wmv
video/x-ms-wmv	wmv,wmx
video/x-ms-asf	asf,asx
video/x-wmv	wmv
application/x-ms-wms	wms
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libtotem-gmp-plugin.so

QuickTime Plug-in 7.2.0video/mp4	mp4,mpg4
video/quicktime	qt,mov
image/x-macpaint	pntg
image/x-quicktime	pict,pict1,pict2
video/x-m4v	m4v
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so

DivX® Web Playervideo/divx	divx
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libtotem-mully-plugin.so

VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.22.2)/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/libtotem-cone-plugin.so

Shockwave Flashapplication/futuresplash	spl
application/x-shockwave-flash	swf
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so

Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatibleaudio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin	rpm
/usr/local/lib/browser_plugins/npwrapper.nphelix.so
Edit: Also check out this link

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Continue to this link also:

http://www.opera.com/support/search/view/872/
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I followed the links for the Adobe tarball, yet it seems to be for a Linux installer. Are the .so files available from somewhere?

IGNORE LAST REQUEST.


thanks guys (n' girls) - I downloaded the latest linux .so file, whacked it in the /usr/local/lib/browser_plugins directory and I'm up and running!

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Back again on this one, briefly.

I notice with Facebook (yes, at times I do indulge) that it still detects the 7.x version and notifies me, although I know the 9 version is up and running (because I checked with the Adobe flash version page).

Anyone got any idea how to stop this?
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was that Opera 9.5 native or Linux? Would that install be using your previous set up?
I got flash7 working on linux-opera. Every time I open youtube in FF it segfaults. Flash works well in Opera:-)
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