Forum: The Testing Area
started by: roberts
Posted by roberts on June 09 2008,03:10
Thanks to Jason for:
|Code Sample |
Description: Compatibility layer for Netscape compatible plugins.
Author: Gwenole Beauchesne
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Extension by: Jason W
Comments: Nspluginwrapper enables the use of 32 bit plugins on 64
bit and BSD systems. It's use on DSL is basically insurance
to keep Firefox from crashing when using the Flash 9
plugin. With nspluginwrapper in use, when the flash plugin
crashes (as it sometimes will) there is simply a grey area of
screen where the flash content was. Simply refreshing the browser
restarts the flash plugin. Firefox remains unaffected, which
is of value when in the middle of something important.
If you have the flash plugin downloaded to /mnt/hda2/flash, then:
$ nspluginwrapper -i /mnt/hda2/flash/libflashplayer.so
That will install the wrapper to
You probably don't want to leave it there since that will
crash the gtk1 Firefox that comes with DSL. Moving that
wrapper file to the directory where you have your gtk2
Firefox installed makes more sense. Move the file
that is where you installed Firefox. That way only your
gtk2 Firefox is using flash. One word of warning: be careful
with laptops as a crash of flash with nspluginwrapper can
leave your cpu pegged at 100% if you leave it unattended. In
that case killing a process may be necessary.
Current: 2008/06/08 - First submission
Posted by Jason W on June 25 2008,13:41
This version is actually a snapshot of the upcoming 0.9.91.6, not yet officially released. The version field should be 0.9.91.6-20071225. I forgot to mention that in the file. Thanks.