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Updated Information for new installations! Use the information in this section

Java, Adobe Reader, Flash

For Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash, and Java plugins

pacman -S flashplugin acroread j2re

That should work! (*Note for Arch64: j2re will still not work for your browser - at this point in time (Oct 13 2006), there is still no support in jre-64 for java applets... See http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp#note)

Sound issues

If sound is not working in flash movies, install & run the enlightment sound daemon:

pacman -S esd
esd &

(You might want to use a script to run esd at startup)

Old information for reference on old installations... Or whatever (OUTDATED)

Using Mozilla

For Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin

pacman -S acroread
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/nppdf.so /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla/plugins/

For Shockwave Flash

pacman -S flashplugin
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/flashplayer.xpt /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla/plugins/
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/libflashplayer.so /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Restart Mozilla if it was running.

Note: Flash is known to have bad support for Linux. Flash Player 7 has problems regarding sound output with alot of people. Flash Player 8 and higher are not (yet?) available for Linux!

There is a GNU project going on (Gnash) that should be an open source alternative for showing Flash. As of 17 may 2006 it is still in development, but it is already able to run alot of Flash 7 content.

Using Mozilla Firefox

For Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin

pacman -S acroread
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/nppdf.so /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/plugins/

For Shockwave Flash

pacman -S flashplugin
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/flashplayer.xpt /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/plugins/
ln -s /opt/mozilla-plugins/libflashplayer.so /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/plugins/

Note: Flash is known to have bad support for Linux. Flash Player 7 has problems regarding sound output with alot of people. Flash Player 8 and higher are not (yet?) available for Linux!

There is a GNU project going on (Gnash) that should be an open source alternative for showing Flash. As of 17 may 2006 it is still in development, but it is already able to run alot of Flash 7 content.

For Java Plugin

pacman -S j2re
ln -s /opt/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/plugins/

(for me it's: ln -s /opt/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/plugins/, note the missing gcc29)

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