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Old 06-21-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
Brian H
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OK, I've read a lot of fixes from other sites. All of them say to use alsa-oss and then alter one line of firefoxrc. I installed alsa-oss, but when I put "sudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc" in, it brings me to a blank screen. There is no line "FIREFOX_DSP" so i can't change it from "none" to "aoss". How do I get that program (or whatever firefoxrc is) so I can change the line?
 
Old 06-21-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Odd, mine has the following:
Code:
# which /dev/dsp wrapper to use
FIREFOX_DSP="none"
# Note that "auto" and "esd" involve the use of esddsp, which
# is known to be buggy and to make Firefox unstable.
# See https://launchpad.net/bugs/29760.
Feel free to paste that into your file.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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OK, I've read a lot of fixes from other sites. All of them say to use alsa-oss and then alter one line of firefoxrc. I installed alsa-oss, but when I put "sudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc" in, it brings me to a blank screen. There is no line "FIREFOX_DSP" so i can't change it from "none" to "aoss". How do I get that program (or whatever firefoxrc is) so I can change the line?
What is this fix for? I have FIREFOX_DSP set to "none"; I'm not sure this is even used with firefox-3 (since it's in /etc/firefox not /etc/firefox-3) and I've never had a problem with sound on YouTube. It also seems to be specific to Ubuntu; other distributions have this file in other places eg /etc/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefoxrc or even ~/.mozilla/firefox/rc

Guessing from the title that you have no sound when watching YouTube, my first thought would be that sound might be turned off in Flash Player? (right-click on a movie and select Preferences).

Last edited by rjlee; 06-21-2008 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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I have had that problem in the past, I solved it by running "firefox aoss" (minus the quotes)
 
  


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