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Installing flash player on firefox.

The Flash plugin is distributed by Adobe in binary form only. Adobe does not provide a native DragonFlyBSD plugin, but there is a Linux plugin which you can use under Linux emulation. Linux emulation software is installed from pkgsrc and is tested to be working fine on x86 Platform. The steps are

Configure Linux Support

# echo "linux_load=yes" >> /boot/loader.conf
# echo "linux_enable=yes" >> /etc/rc.conf
# echo "proc  /compat/linux/proc  linprocfs  rw  0  0" >> /etc/fstab

Reboot DragonFly ( not necessarry but easier for new users ) so that Linux Emulation is loaded to the kernel and configured correctly.

Install multimedia/libflashsupport from pkgsrc.

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/multimedia/libflashsupport
# bmake package

This will get you all packages needed for Linux Emulation. Currently the Linux Emulation package installs software from Suse 10 distribution. You could see the list of packages installed using pkg_info.

# pkg_info |grep suse
suse_openssl-10.0nb5 Linux compatibility package for OpenSSL
suse_gtk2-10.0nb4   Linux compatibility package for GTK+-2.x
suse_gtk-10.0nb2    Linux compatibility package for GTK+-1.x
suse_libjpeg-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package for JPEG
suse_base-10.0nb5   Linux compatibility package
suse_slang-10.0nb3  Linux compatibility package for S-Lang
suse_locale-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package with locale files
suse_fontconfig-10.0nb6 Linux compatibility package for fontconfig
suse_libtiff-10.0nb4 Linux compatibility package for TIFF
suse_openmotif-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package for OpenMotif
suse_libpng-10.0nb4 Linux compatibility package for PNG
suse_libcups-10.0nb4 Linux compatibility package for CUPS
suse_gdk-pixbuf-10.0nb3 Linux compatibility package for gdk-pixbuf
suse_expat-10.0nb2  Linux compatibility package for expat
suse_vmware-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package to help run VMware
suse_libxml2-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package for libxml2
suse_compat-10.0nb3 Linux compatibility package with old shared libraries
suse_x11-10.0nb4    Linux compatibility package for X11
suse_glx-10.0nb4    Linux compatibility package for OpenGL/Mesa
suse_freetype2-10.0nb5 Linux compatibility package for freetype-2.x
suse_aspell-10.0nb2 Linux compatibility package for aspell
suse-10.0nb4        SUSE-based Linux binary emulation environment

Install www/nspluginwrapper

This will allow DragonFly to use the Linux Binary Flash Plugin

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/nspluginwrapper
# bmake package

Install multimedia/ns-flash

This is the Linux Flash Plugin itself.

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/multimedia/ns-flash
# bmake NO_CHECKSUM=yes package

You can check if the Flash plugin is installed right by.

# /usr/pkg/bin/nspluginwrapper --list
/usr/pkg/lib/netscape/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
  Original plugin: /usr/pkg/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  Wrapper version string: 1.2.2
/usr/pkg/lib/netscape/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
  Original plugin: /usr/pkg/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  Wrapper version string: 1.2.2

Don't worry if it is listed twice as above.

Now Start Firefox and type "about:plugins" in the address bar and you should find the flash plugins listed as shown in this Picture.

You can watch Streaming Flash now.