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HowTo: Make Adobe's Flash player work with Konqueror


1.  Steps

You can use kmplayer's XEmbed to run Adobe's flash player under Konqueror.

  1. Install media-video/kmplayer, and ensure you have USE="npp" set. Make sure you have the proper version installed:
    kde Version kmplayer Version
    3 >=media-video/kmplayer-0.10.0c
    4 >=media-video/kmplayer-0.11
  2. For amd64 machines, you will also need to install net-www/nspluginwrapper
  3. Run the following commands, depending on what arch you are running:

    Code Listing 1.1: x86

    $ kwriteconfig --file kmplayerrc --group "application/x-shockwave-flash" --key player npp
    $ kwriteconfig --file kmplayerrc --group "application/x-shockwave-flash" --key plugin /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/

    Code Listing 1.1: amd64

    $ kwriteconfig --file kmplayerrc --group "application/x-shockwave-flash" --key player npp
    $ kwriteconfig --file kmplayerrc --group "application/x-shockwave-flash" --key plugin /usr/lib64/nsbrowser/plugins/
  4. Open Konqueror and click Settings > Configure Konqueror. In the new window navigate to File Associations in the left-hand panel and select application/x-shockwave-flash. Click the Embedding tab and click Add... Select Embedded MPlayer for KDE from the new window. If it is not there then you may need to run kbuildsycoca from a terminal. Close all the opened windows.

2.  Known Issues

Keyboard support is somewhat patchy, so some games may not function properly

3.  Credits

Shamelessly adapted from With help from scarabeus on #gentoo-kde


Page updated October 17, 2008

Summary: A guide for Gentoo users who want to use Adobe's flash player in Konqueror.

Jim Ramsay

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