Bug 179697 - Handbook incomplete WRT Opera flash usage (linproc)
Summary: Handbook incomplete WRT Opera flash usage (linproc)
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
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Reported: 2013-06-19 00:40 UTC by Ronald F. Guilmette
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ronald F. Guilmette 2013-06-19 00:40:00 UTC
The Handbook describes how to install and use Opera on this page:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop-browsers.html

Unfortunately that page fails to mention that in order to make use of the
Flash plug-in with Opera, one has to first mount the "linproc" thingy.

Fix: 

The Handbook page mentioned above should describe what has to be added to
/etc/fstab in order to get the linproc pseudo-filesystem mounted.
How-To-Repeat: 
Install Opera and the associated flash plugin and then try to visit a page
containing some flash content.  It won't work until you mount the linproc
thing.
Comment 1 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2014-07-20 15:51:35 UTC
Note that it is now impossible to build the linux-f10-flashplugin11 port because dependencies are marked as forbidden (unless you manually modify the Makefiles).
Comment 2 Rene Ladan freebsd_committer 2014-07-20 15:58:45 UTC
Mounting linprocfs before starting www/opera does not seem to help for me, it detects no plugins at all.

I have linux-f10-flashplugin11 and opera-linuxplugins installed. Installing www/nspluginwrapper does not help either.
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:49:05 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
AND
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
AND
- Affects Base System OR Documentation

DO:

Reset to open status.


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