In this episode, Allan walks you through installing Mozilla Firefox with the Linux Flash 10.2 Plugin, allowing you to take full advantage of the web, including live and prerecorded episodes of the Linux Action Show. We also get a quick tour of the FreeBSD Ports and Packages systems.Full Linux Action Show Episode
Enabling Linux Binary Compatibility
Before we can install the Linux Flash plugin, we'll need to enable the Linuxulator and install a basic set of Linux Libraries.
Edit the file /etc/rc.conf (this file is the central configuration file for all of FreeBSD)
You will also need to mount the /proc file system. Edit the file /etc/fstab (This file contains the list of file systems that can be mounted automatically)
linproc /usr/compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
Finally, we need to load the kernel module and mount linprocfs:
Installing Firefox and Flash
Install a Linux Base (Fedora 10)
pkg_add -r linux_base-f10
pkg_add -r firefoxor
make all install clean
Add the netscape plugin wrapper
pkg_add -r nspluginwrapper
Install the Adobe Flash Plugin 10.2
make all install clean
wrap the plugin: (make sure you do this as the regular user, doing it as root does not seem to work properly)
nspluginwrapper -i /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
- Start firefox, visit about:plugins and make sure the flash plugin shows up.
- Visit JBLive.tv and watch your favourite Jupiter Broadcasting shows live!
- FreeBSD Handbook entry on Browsers
- FreeBSD Handbook on installing Linux Emulation
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In this episode, Allan walks you through installing FreeBSD and setting up a full KDE desktop environment with a graphical log on screen. Learn about how FreeBSD lays out your disk differently, and how quickly you can install the OS.Full Linux Action Show Episode
When one of the regular hosts of the Linux Action Show was unavailable @ChrisLAS asked me to join him in hosting The Linux Action Show S15E01. It was a lot of fun, and it inspired me to restart this website when I had created a number of years ago when I started teaching. My teaching duties quickly ate up all of my free time and the site fell by the way side, but now it's back.
In this archive episode from 2007, Allan walks you through installing NetBSD 4.0 and compiling the lynx text-bases web browser and perl from source code. Then we add a regular user account and add them to the wheel group.