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Old 06-12-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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Question Have no sound with Youtube, Ubuntu 9.04


Hello, this is my first post here. I'm a total beginner with Ubutu.
Been searching the net for ways to enable sound with Youtube.
I somehow got sound working with Rhythmbox mp3 player, but video sites won't play sound for me. Would appreciate any help. Explained in simple terms please.

Thanks,

Phil
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Browser? Any information at all?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm using Firefox, Logitech headset

I was wondering whether the answer might be to install a package, or to enter something in the terminal. I have no experience with the terminal, but if there's something I can type or paste in there to enable sound I'll give it a try.
I tried installing Adobe Flash, but it was already installed.
I've just started with Linux, I want to get away from that crash prone windows. Thanks,

Philip
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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entering code

Hi James,
Thanks for your help.
I see you posted this.

use File::Copy;
print "Please enter complaint file location";
$comp = <>;
copy($comp,/dev/null) or die "umm....";

Sorry, but what part of this do I use?
I don't know where to begin here, File::Copy; print
where is this? in the Gnome terminal?
What do I enter after the $ in the terminal? and what will this do?

Phil
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thats the second time in as many days that has happened... Its a signature, not an instruction

Like I asked, though, what browser are you using? Do you have any other information that may help? Anything else you've tried? Anything at all? The problem here isn't ubuntu, its a specific programme you're using to get online, we need to suss out what that is
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #6
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browser

Browser is Firefox, version 3.0.10

I'm puzzled because the sound is fine when I play mp3s..
 
Old 06-13-2009, 06:47 AM   #7
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different machine, same problem, no sound from youtube or video sites

I'm using Firefox 3.0.10, ubuntu 9.04
I imagine that sound for youtube doesn't just work straight away after installing 9.04 as I find the same problem with both computers.
Sound was working fine on windows on same machines before I installed ubuntu and used entire disk for ubuntu. Was wondering if there was a package I could install to fix this, or code I could enter.
Thanks for your help, these are my first few days with Linux and I don't want to return to Windows if I can...
 
Old 06-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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holidaze, i'm having fun in another thread with this issue.
We're assuming that you have flash installed. But just to double check, go to tools--> Plugins (or somewhere like that...add-ons--->plugins) and see if flashplugin is there. If not, you need to install it with synaptic. If you've got it installed and up to date...

Try adding no=apci to your boot options and see if that works.

if /that/ doesn't, post your lspci output.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 12:19 PM   #9
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Fixed my problem, I installed Sea Monkey and now can play Youtube.

Thanks for all the help, I decided to try a different browser and now all's working well using Seamonkey.

Cheers!
 
Old 06-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #10
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I had this problem, its a sound ownership issue;
Code:
sudo firefox
should help; but not ideal

@cheftec: What on Earth do you think turning ACPI off will do for the sound?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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I had sound using Seamonkey a little while ago and thought that I'd found a way to watch Youtube, although Firefox is my favorite browser. I was happy enough with that. But now I come back a while later and sound won't play in Seamonkey, back to square one!

I installed Seamonkey by typing in sudo apt-get install seamonkey

The version that installed was an older version. but it worked and that's what mattered to me.. but now it's mysteriously mute. Did I give it a dirty look or something.. :-(
 
Old 06-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #12
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Code:
sudo seamonkey
What does that do soundwise?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 02:16 PM   #13
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It opened Seamonkey, but with the following warning.

You should really not run Seamonkey through sudo without the -H option.
Anyway, I'll do as if you did use the -H option.

(gecko:5571): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_destroy: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed


Don't know what all that was about, don't like the look of it.

Still no sound in Seamonkey
 
Old 06-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #14
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Bah, how about
Code:
sudo firefox
That used to do the trick for me
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:31 PM   #15
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Fixed again, and this time youtube is working with Firefox.
I re-installed ubuntu and installed ubuntu restricted extras and presto. it works!
I had that same package installed previously as well, so don't know why I works now.
But hey, as long as it does what I want I'm happy.

Thanks again James for your suggestions, much appreciated.
 
  


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