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Old 08-23-2013, 04:45 AM
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Default Chromium and Flash problems
Hi. I am a recent Ubuntu immigrant to PCBSD. I burnt a DVD and booted it up for the first time a couple of hours ago. I will spare you the details of my LIMITED 'Nix experience. Suffice to say ... I think I am right in saying PCBSD is not Linux(?????).

That being beside the point, here IS the point of this thread. I have installed CHROMIUM ... and have been trying for hours to get 'Adobe Flash' services on this machine. Nothing seems to work ...or apply. Can anyone tell me a straight forward way. I notice Flash Player is installed as a desktop item .. but Chromium does not seem to use it. I think it needs a plugin ..... rather than the free standing Player. I did do a

flashpluginctl on
and it said it loaded/ran.

I have never compiled anything before .. so I hope the solution does not involve compiling. Will learn about that later.

I THINK I was able to install 'Java' ... found that in the handbook ... but what the handbook says about Flash ... does not seem to work.

Dell Inspiron .. AMD Turion dual core, 6GB memory.

Any help is appreciated in advance.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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Have you tried restarting Chromium after running the "flashpluginctl on" command?
That is the proper command for making the flash plugin available to web browsers, and it works for me here with both Firefox/Chromium.

How did you install Chromium? Did you use the AppCafe, or did you go the ports/packages route?

BTW: You are correct in that PC-BSD/FreeBSD is not Linux.. :-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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I am embarrassed to say that I accomplished both Java and Flash through AppCafe. I was looking for icedtea etc ... (Ubuntu hangover) ... when the search should have been jdk ... and as for flash .. the plugin installed, but I did not know it when I posted.

Thank you for your kind reply.
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