I have seen many similar posts for no sound in flash, or browsers unstable, but none helped me.
None of my web browsers produce any sound, flash or non-flash. Tried opera, galeon, firefox, and mozilla. Sound in everything else works (mplayer, etc)
 - Hmm, just tried pandora, it gives me a looping 2 seconds sound that is annoying and loops until I kill the browser. most other sites just silence.
- Tried updating alsa libs
- Tried updating kernel
- installed libflashsupport
- ran firefox under esd
- ran firefox under aoss
- reinstalled every installed package (emerge -e world)
- happens as root user as well, so not a permissions/group issue
I am using Gentoo linux, current and up to date, though the problem happened with a non-updated version from a month ago. The system is an hp pavilion.
Specs: Core2duo, 4gb ram, intel HDA sound card.
I am not interested in any posts blaming the distro for the problem. I have 2 other systems running gentoo that are also core2's the only significant difference is that the other ones have sound blaster live/audigy. They both work fine.