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Thank you for your time!! I've read many threads on this, but none have worked so far...
SuSE 9.2, KDE 3.4
I've Firefox and the newest Macromedia Flash. Installed correctly, I believe. My sound is ALSA (or Auto-Detect, if it will fix this somehow; it hasn't in the past!). I have an on-line flash "slide-show/animation/video" thing with audio that I need to watch for school; previously, the first slide only will have sound, but all others do not. Since a recent reinstall, it seems that (on my SuSE box) the flash has NO SOUND; my Mepis box still has that first slide sound only.
I've tried running
aoss firefox &u
artsdsp firefox &u
and i even created a file called... well i forgot! but I read on LQ.org somewhere that it might help.
My SuSE sources don't seem to have the package oss-alsa, which I read might help.
I have installed the libstdc++ about which I read here on LQ. None seem to want to work.
Um, try this - make sure you have all other sound devices disabled prior to launching FF. Some have told me it is a FF issue, I believe it is a more basic KDE/Linux issue.
Basically, if you have KDE or Gnome, they have sound daemons - alsa for example - which interface with the root ( for lack of a better term ) sound system. From what I understand, Alsa can play multiple sound streams. However, they all get mixed down to the root sound subsystem which can only play one stream at a time.
Firefox - like a few other apps - bypasses alsa (or whatever) and plays directly to the root sound subsystem. Thus if another sound app is playing or even has the stream open, then firefox cannot play any sound.
I've often noticed, for example, that I'll have Amarok or MPlayer in my system tray not doing anything and I try to play something in flash on firefox. It gets no sound. If I close the sound app, then restart FF, I get sound.
This doesn't seem to be an issue with MPlayer content in Firefox, such as quicktime or avi movies. My guess is because MPlayer is handling the sound and not firefox.
I have a question, do you have sound effects in KDE 3.4? Or have they stopped when you upgraded KDE to 3.4? Just curious... maybe you already know how to fix that. Just thought it might be related to that.
But, related or not, my Firefox (and Gaim) will no longer run. The cursor bounces till it times out. I've tried to use YaST to reinstall them but I still get nothing. Since my Konqueror won't ever really load the page (it just has a "loading" thing and a progress bar that keeps moving across the page) I am not sure if this fixed my problem or not!
Again, Flash sound output was the original problem
Thanks for the help! Anyone know why Firefox won't run?