Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010

I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1 shapes up and found that the flashplayer plugin doesn’t work with the default browser which is Midori.  Here’s a quick fix for getting flash to work with Midori on Unity 2010.  First, install the flash-player-plugin (as root in terminal or use the gui):

smart install flash-player-plugin

Next, we need to create a directory under your profile to house the flashplayer plugin and then copy it there.  I’m sure we might be able to get by with a symbolic link but I didn’t try that out…

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins && cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

That’s it, it should work now.  I’ve done this on 32bit Unity Linux 2010.1 on a Gateway M250.  Hopefully this helps out someone out there :)

Daniweb.com, free help, free community

TKS has contributed to the DaniWeb community

I’ve been a member of Daniweb.com for about a year now and have seen it grow leaps and bounds in member numbers and content. I’m proud to be a part of what I consider the largest still ‘for free’ support site on the web today.  Daniweb.com isn’t just for windows…it has code snippets for php, C++, VB, webhosting tips, tutorials for linux, soooo much.  This is one of the best places you can possibly go to find help for anything…hardware, software, programming…the whole 9 yards.  If you’re in a bind with something, go on by and check out Daniweb.com.  You won’t be sorry.  Make sure you pass me a PM along too and say hello.

Firewalls and Routers Help

Do you cringe when a new vulnerability is announced in Windows? Do you sit idlely behind a standard all-in-one firewall/router that you picked up from a computer store? Did you know that you could be vulnerable to hacking?

I wrote a how-to for a Linux firewall utilizing an old computer and posted it to my favorite ‘for free’ tech support site, http://daniweb.com.  Hopefully, this will help some of you that need it.

LinuxBlog Forum Tip: http://linux-blog.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8#8

Daniweb Tutorial Direct: http://daniweb.com/tutorials/tutorial14094.html