September 7th, 2008, 07:02
Hi all,

This one has me beaten. I'm trying to get my laptop up and running with OpenBSD as my desktop machine having migrated from Ubuntu and I've cracked almost everything so far except for Flash on Firefox. It looks like almost every website these days has it somewhere in the design of the page and I just can't seem to find a way to get it up and running.

I've seen some notes about having to use the linux binaries or even the Winblows version under Wine.

Is it possible to get flash running with native support under OpenBSD?


September 7th, 2008, 09:50
You can try emulation the Linux port of Firefox in order to get flash going, other than that, BSD support for Flash has been a bit poor.

September 8th, 2008, 11:18
There's also Gnash 0.8.0 in ports. It's limited flash support but might be enough depending on your needs. It's definitely been improving recently so maybe there's hope.

Flash has been a bane for many (most) platforms. It tends to be a resource hog even when it works. It's everywhere so you get sucked into using it anyway. :P