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This information is obsolete... Don't use it!

Just pacman -S flashplugin acroread j2re and all will work.

Old information for reference on old installations... Or whatever

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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