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Old 03-03-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
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no sound out of internet browsers


when i run either firefox, galeon, or opera and i use the respective players for media files (be it mplayer or just plain flash) i do not get any sound. and as a side note, is there a way to allow dual-channeling? its kind of annoying.. thanks
 
Old 03-03-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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You need to plug in your speakers. Consult the instructions manual that came with them.

You could also provide some pertinent details about your system setup.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Quote:
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You need to plug in your speakers. Consult the instructions manual that came with them.

You could also provide some pertinent details about your system setup.
Your post was ok starting at.... "You could also provide..... "

But the other comment comes off as just plain rude. Don't make your post seem insulting to others intelligience please, if you meant it as a sarcastic way of double checking, add smilies please.

Regards.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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i have sound in every other program that uses sound except for my internet browsers, the problem only occurs when i try to run a media player inside of [opera, firefox, and galeon]. i am running fedoracore 3 on a 2.8ghz, 80 hdd, 512ddr machine. any other system information necessary?

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Old 03-05-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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Hi Ailstyn,

Thanks for the extra details. What I was particularly getting at was what distro you are using (FC3 as you say) and what media files you are trying to play. In addition, the ability to play more than one sound channel is specific to your sound hardware, so if you can find out what type of sound chip you have then this would be useful. You can find this information via the hardware setup tools in the menus or in the documentation that came with your system.

You can also type:

amixer info

To get a report, but you may not have this command on your system.

Anyway, the most common problem with playing sound in the browser is specific to Flash animations. Basically the Flash player is pretty useless, but there are a few things to try:

1: Shut down all sound applications and restart the browser
2: If you use kde, type 'pkill arts' in a terminal and restart the browser.
3: Run the program 'esd' in a terminal, if you have it, and restart the browser.

If it is some other type of media file, what type is it? Do you know which plugin is being called to handle it? In Firefox you can find out the installed plugins by typing about:plugins in the location bar.

Hope this was useful.

TIM

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #6
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Hey trickykid,

Maybe if you actually answered some Linux questions rather than nitpicking on etiquette you might actually be of some use in these forums. Anyone who asks a question on sound setup without mentioning the distro they are using or what type of media file they are trying to play may well be dense enough to forget to plug in the speakers.

Or would you rather ban anyone who shows a hint of sarcasm and a have a help forum full of very polite people being no help at all? - a bit like the Microsoft helpline.

Also, smileys should be banished from the forums along with an automatic filter to remove the terms LOL, WTF and n00b which serve only to mark out the poster as a cretin and worthy of contempt.

Have a nice day,

TIM
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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in firefox and galeon i have an mplayer plugin installed that handles all media files (except for flash), though so far i have only tested this on .swf's and .mov's. if you know a site that would let me test more formats that would be helpful, in the meantime i'll keep testing, thanks.

$ amixer info
Card default 'AudioPCI'/'Ensoniq AudioPCI ENS1371 at 0xd000, irq 11'
Mixer name : 'TriTech TR28602'
Components : 'AC97a'
Controls : 33
Simple ctrls : 20

i'll admit i'm not quite sure what to do with the information..

Last edited by ailstyn; 03-05-2005 at 05:57 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:31 PM   #8
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Everyone has d'oh! moments so I don't think suggesting checking the connections and/or power is necessarily a bad thing - depending on how it's worded.

ailstyn>

Which sounds system are you running: OSS, ALSA, or another engine? If you're using OSS try changing to ALSA and see if the browser plugin works then.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:57 AM   #9
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upon playing with sound card detection, i noticed that the sound card i am actually using is not the one that the system chooses to use. when i switch the primary audio device to the proper sound card it doesn't save the changes. suggestions on how to fix that? it seems it might be a solution to at least a couple problems..
 
Old 03-06-2005, 03:43 AM   #10
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Does it save the changes if you log in as root then configure it?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:11 PM   #11
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no, it does the same thing. i pull down the tab, select the card, exit, and nothing changes if i go back in and look.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 04:01 PM   #12
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Sorry for the other people in this thread, but need to jump in...

Quote:
Originally posted by avarus
Maybe if you actually answered some Linux questions rather than nitpicking on etiquette you might actually be of some use in these forums.
...
Or would you rather ban anyone who shows a hint of sarcasm and a have a help forum full of very polite people being no help at all? - a bit like the Microsoft helpline.
Sarcasm may be good if both persons - the one writing and the one reading - know that it's sarcasm. This forum is visited by people from all around the world and assumming that someone from a different culture will read your message the same as you do, especially when they don't know you, may be a very big mistake. Your first post in this thread rude for me, for example.

You have a good history of helpful posts, but please try to re-read your posts thinking as someone completely different before you post them.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 07:26 PM   #13
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Quote:
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no, it does the same thing. i pull down the tab, select the card, exit, and nothing changes if i go back in and look.
How odd! I ran into a similar thing with a single sound card under KDE/kwin- it turned out to be permissions on a file (the writable bit was off) however I don't remember which file it was.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 09:16 PM   #14
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Try this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...59#post1553659
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:26 AM   #15
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How to enable Voice Chat ...
which package i should install for voice chat...
 
  


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