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Old 08-07-2010, 03:23 PM   #16
Registered: Jun 2010
Location: Warwickshire, England, UK
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
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Well, I tried all the things we talked about, but sadly no dice. Changing audio applications to output to "Default" made no difference, and all variations of your script sadly made no difference. I uninstalled flash 10, tried to install flash 10.1, but sadly, it turns out there will only be a 32-bit version pf 10.1, and moving the into /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins did nothing, so I reinstalled flash 10, and will be waiting for the next 64-bit version to come out.

I hope you have a nice holiday, thanks for trying to help. This is a very odd problem...
Old 08-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #17
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OK, solved it myself, turned out it was very easy to sort out in my case. While Googling this problem further, I found a thread in the Ubuntu Forum (of all places) about flash stealing audio from other applications (here) and it was pointed out that the libflashsupport package causes flash to use OSS. I'd installed a slackbuild of libflashsupport (since it was indicated it "improved" flash support) - I uninstalled it using pkgtool and all was well with the world.

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Old 08-31-2010, 06:46 AM   #18
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thank you for posting the final resolition regarding libflashsupport. I have this library installed as well, don't actually know why (might be the same reason you had). Now it will no longer be on my system.
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