[PC-BSD Testing] no Flash plugin for Chrome or FF

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 11 21:33:39 PDT 2013

Yup. Pretty much Youtube is totally broken in FF or Chrome on PCBSD - it was bad on 9.1 but much worse now. I long for the day when Flash is dead, assuming that's the problem.

I'm overall rather disappointed in PCBSD 9.2.  Again it's like 2 steps forward and 1 step back.

In 9.1 sleep mode worked for the first time. In 9.2 it's broken again.

Dolphin gives errors every time just trying to access other disk drives.  Huh? It sort of worked in 9.1 but now it's broken.

Tried to use FISH with Dolphin to access a remote server - broken - worked in 9.0 but died in 9.1 (probably KDE related).

Many other annoying little things that have never gotten fixed or have gotten worse.  Time to reconsider PCBSD/KDE for a daily desktop.  Kubuntu is looking better I'm sorry to say.  Some of the problems are of course not BSD related, but KDE.

I use Kubuntu on my laptop and it just works, very well.

I've been using FreeBSD since before Linux and have gotten used to that flavor of Unix, and for a server and dev environment it can't be beat, but for the desktop?  Not ready for prime time I'm afraid.  It just never ever works right. The devil's in the details.  It's the little things that never work right and eat up so much time.

I know I shouldn't complain about free software, but...  if it doesn't even handle basic stuff, why bother?  It should at least not go backwards.  


On Friday, October 11, 2013 6:32 AM, Randy Schultz <schulra at earlham.edu> wrote:
On Thu, 10 Oct 2013, Jeff wrote:
>-}Youtube videos only work half the time in FF24, 9.2.  Had this problem in 9.1 too.
>-}Frequently get this error: The Adobe Flash Player or an HTML5 supported browser is required for video playback.
>-}The video controls actually show up for a 1/2 second before the error.
>-}No problem in Chrome.
>-}Anyone else seeing this?
>-}On Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:12 AM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
>-}      Actually video works about half the time in Firefox on Youtube.  Sometimes I get  the message that there's no Flash plugin, sometimes it
>-}      works. Seems to work fine in Chrome.
>-}      Other oddities on FF: If a video is playing and you click another video from the right column, it won't switch - you have to hit the
>-}      reload icon and then it will load.  Don't see that behavior in Chrome on Youtube.  Other video sites work fine in FF.
>I have not tried Chrome, but have tried FF and Midori with identical behavior.
>Some Youtube vids work great, others say no flash plugin or I need a newer
>one.  Most weird is the inability to load a new vid when the new one is
>clicked on, it just replays the old one.
>Randy    (schulra at earlham.edu)      765.983.1283         <*>
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