Originally Posted by stress_junkie
I'd like to know where you got Flash Player v9. AFAIK only the v7 version is available for Linux and I just checked the web site at adobe.com.
The beta of flash 9 for linux has been available for a little while now. See here
Stormscape, try turning off any sound server you have running. In KDE you can do this from the control panel, in Gnome there's usually a sound option in the preferences or administration menu where you can turn off sound servers.