Flash player sound solution

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at spymac.com
Sat Mar 12 22:21:37 PST 2005

On Saturday 12 March 2005 05:42 am, James McNaughton 
<jtmcnaughton at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The Problem:
> Using native Mozilla and
> linuxpluginwrapper/linux-flashplugin (on 4.10-stable
> et al) to view flash content results in no sound and
> occasional Mozilla freezes.
> The Solution:
> Run esd.
> How:
> I was searching the web for the solution, and got
> nowhere. There didn't seem to be anyone who had gotten
> it to work. Linux mailing lists noted a problem with
> file permissions on /dev/snd or /dev/pcm* depending on
> the sound system drivers installed. My /dev/pcm* file
> permissions were all rw to begin with, so this didn't
> help.
> I wondered what device the plugin was actually trying
> to access, so I did "strings
> /usr/local/lib/linux-flashplugin6/libflashplayer.so"
> and found /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer. Nearby in the list
> I noticed a few lines relating to esd. From a command
> line I started esd and went back to view some content
> that had previously frozen Mozilla, and there was
> sound coming out my speakers and the browser did not
> hang.
> I had long suspected the browser hangs were related to
> sound in the flash content. My results seem to confirm
> that suspicion.

Do you have an example (or two or more) of a page that causes the crash? 
I'd like to test this on 5.3-R. I know I used to have an email around 
here somewhere with examples ...

- jt

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