Flash player sound solution

Andre Albsmeier andre.albsmeier at siemens.com
Sun Mar 13 10:18:54 PST 2005

On Sun, 13-Mar-2005 at 17:18:13 +0000, Chris Hodgins wrote:
> Andre Albsmeier wrote:
> >On Sat, 12-Mar-2005 at 22:21:35 -0800, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> >
> >>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 ...
> >
> >
> >Speaking of flashplugin crashes: There is some flash content
> >out there which makes my firefox crash (not due to sound but
> >for some other reasons). One example is:
> >
> >http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5961030392
> >
> >I'd like to know if other people also experience crashes
> >when viewing this page. The flash content isn't obvious
> >to find: When the page has opened search for the string
> >"Setzen Sie die Andale Gallery". Directly above is the
> >flash part. I can only view this page when disabling
> >the linux-flashplugin :-(
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >	-Andre
> That worked ok for me without crashing.  One site that I know always 

Hmm, I think the ebay stuff is very dynamic. Maybe there are
some local browser settings which influence the output.
Did you find the flash content in the page?

> crashes my browser is this one:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/
> Just click on any of the photos there and the new page will load up and 
> crash.  If anyone cares I have attached the backtrace from the crash below.

Same here :-(.


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