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Old 06-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by netjack
Hmm,maybe I'm getting closer to the problem here:

I installed openSuSE 10.2. It comes with Firefox 2.0 and an older version of Flashplayer (don't recall which one). Audio as for e.g. on youtube.com worked fine.
After I've updated both Firefox to 2.0.4 and Flashplayer I have the same problem I had with when using ubuntu. I need to find a way to downgrade the flashplayer, maybe this is the cause.

Will post here with new insights. Thanks to all.
I just don't understand why you're the only one having the issue...

Have you tried running Opera, and seeing if you still have the problem when using Opera?

IGF
 
Old 06-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #17
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the problem is in Alsa

It is very easy - the problem is in the newest Alsa - downgrade 1 step back. I had the same issue and remembered I had updated to the latest Alsa, I downgraded 1 step back and everything's fine now.
 
Old 07-05-2007, 01:36 PM   #18
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Flash 9 is a disaster, you might consider downgrading to Flash 7.

Old flash versions are available here:

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/view...nalId=tn_14266
 
Old 10-31-2007, 12:16 AM   #19
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Flash 9 is a disaster, you might consider downgrading to Flash 7.

Old flash versions are available here:

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/view...nalId=tn_14266
I would say Flash itself (for Linux) is a disaster: I did downgrade to 7, now I have audio finally, only to find it unsynchronized with video, but this seems a known issue.

Unfortunately, Flash Player 9 produces no sound on my machine
 
Old 03-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #20
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Dueling Sound Daemons

After fooling with this problem for months, I finally got it working -- at least for now. After reading an article on ALSA, I decided to see what sound daemons were running on my box by using the "ps ax" command. I should have done this long ago. After finding that both esd and artsd were running, I killed them and restarted firefox. Amazing. Synchronized sound on flashplayer 9. Hope this helps someone else. I sure was getting tired of switching back and forth between release 7 and release 9.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #21
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frogweasel, where is that article?

If I do ps ax, that's what I get.
Code:
  PID TTY      STAT   TIME COMMAND
    1 ?        Ss     0:01 /sbin/init
    2 ?        S<     0:00 [kthreadd]
    3 ?        S<     0:00 [migration/0]
    4 ?        SN     0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    5 ?        S<     0:00 [watchdog/0]
    6 ?        S<     0:00 [events/0]
    7 ?        S<     0:00 [khelper]
   26 ?        S<     0:00 [kblockd/0]
   27 ?        S<     0:00 [kacpid]
   28 ?        S<     0:00 [kacpi_notify]
   98 ?        S<     0:00 [kseriod]
  119 ?        S      0:00 [pdflush]
  120 ?        S      0:00 [pdflush]
  121 ?        S<     0:00 [kswapd0]
  173 ?        S<     0:00 [aio/0]
 1998 ?        S<     0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
 1999 ?        S<     0:00 [khubd]
 2155 ?        S<     0:00 [ata/0]
 2156 ?        S<     0:00 [ata_aux]
 2428 ?        S<     0:00 [kjournald]
 2633 ?        S<s    0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
 3620 ?        S<     0:00 [kpsmoused]
 3701 ?        S<     0:00 [kgameportd]
 4180 tty4     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
 4181 tty5     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
 4186 tty2     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
 4187 tty3     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
 4188 tty1     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
 4189 tty6     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
 4361 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
 4401 ?        S<     0:00 [kondemand/0]
 4471 ?        Ss     0:00 /sbin/syslogd -u syslog
 4527 ?        S      0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
 4529 ?        Ss     0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
 4550 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
 4566 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid
 4580 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManagerDispatcher --pid-file /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManagerDispatcher.pid
 4593 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/system-tools-backends
 4594 ?        S      0:00 dbus-daemon --session --print-address --nofork
 4613 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/hald
 4614 ?        S      0:00 hald-runner
 4673 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event1
 4674 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event5
 4675 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-keyboard: listening on /dev/input/event6
 4678 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
 4679 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
 4739 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdc (every 2 sec)
 4826 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
 4904 ?        S      0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/hdd (every 2 sec)
 4912 ?        Ss     0:00 avahi-daemon: running [cave.local]
 4913 ?        Ss     0:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
 4943 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/dhcdbd --system
 4978 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
 4981 ?        S      0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
 4986 tty7     SLs+   3:10 /usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
 5044 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -u 109:120 -g
 5091 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/atd
 5105 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
 5169 ?        S      0:00 /sbin/dhclient -1 -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth0.leases -pf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid -q -e dhc_dbus=31 -d
 5292 ?        SL     0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon -d
 5295 ?        Ssl    0:00 x-session-manager
 5336 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-session-manager
 5339 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-session-manager
 5340 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 4 --print-address 7 --session
 5342 ?        S      0:01 /usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconfd-2 5
 5346 ?        Sl     0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-control-center/gnome-settings-daemon
 5352 ?        S      0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/compiz --sm-client-id default0
 5354 ?        S      0:16 gnome-panel --sm-client-id default1
 5356 ?        S      0:07 nautilus --no-default-window --sm-client-id default2
 5360 ?        Ss     0:00 gnome-volume-manager --sm-client-id default4
 5362 ?        Ssl    0:00 /usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=16
 5411 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/gnome-vfs-daemon
 5446 ?        Ss     0:06 gnome-screensaver
 5462 ?        S      0:03 /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator --replace
 5463 ?        SL     0:54 /usr/bin/compiz.real --ignore-desktop-hints --replace --loose-binding --sm-client-id default0 ccp
 5464 ?        S      0:00 vino-session --sm-client-id default5
 5466 ?        S      0:01 update-notifier
 5480 ?        SNl    0:02 trackerd
 5483 ?        S      0:00 python /usr/share/system-config-printer/applet.py
 5485 ?        S      0:01 nm-applet --sm-disable
 5487 ?        S      0:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice -quickstart -nologo -nodefault -splash-pipe=5
 5505 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/trashapplet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=19
 5507 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/nautilus-cd-burner/mapping-daemon
 5508 ?        Ss     0:00 gnome-power-manager
 5549 ?        Sl     0:06 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/deskbar-applet/deskbar-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:Deskbar_Applet_Factory --oaf
 5551 ?        S      0:00 /usr/lib/fast-user-switch-applet/fast-user-switch-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet
 5552 ?        Sl     0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MixerApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=20
 5565 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/evolution/evolution-data-server-1.12 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Evolution_DataServer_CalFactory
 5574 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.bin -quickstart -nologo -nodefault -splash-pipe=5
 5615 ?        S      0:01 /usr/lib/notification-daemon/notification-daemon
 5650 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/lib/evolution/2.12/evolution-alarm-notify --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Evolution_Calendar_AlarmNotify
 6330 ?        S      0:19 python /usr/lib/gdesklets/gdesklets-daemon
13060 ?        Rl     0:03 gnome-terminal
13062 ?        S      0:00 gnome-pty-helper
13063 pts/0    Ss     0:00 bash
13201 ?        S      0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/firefox
13215 ?        S      0:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
13219 ?        Sl     0:02 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin
13307 pts/0    R+     0:00 ps ax
Can't find those audio daemons....
 
Old 03-18-2008, 05:59 AM   #22
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Netjack,

The link to the article is below:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=o...7gjd,k1p8,l5vf

I don't see the offending processes in your "ps ax" output, so they may not be running on your box.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:11 AM   #23
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...may depend from Flashplayer?

Time for a little update.

I am running ubuntu 8.04 with latest updates. I still have no audio when playing back movies from youtube.com or the like. But I tried this:

I installed the win version of firefox using wine and the flashplayer for windows shortly after and guess what: it works, i.e. I now have sound when playing back flash. I pay this "virtualization" with some framerates so this is not an enjoyable solution, but it limits the problem to the actual flashplayer and my sound devices. I have another PC which I maintain and where everything works fine.

Any ideas where to start to troubleshoot this?

thanks
nJ

ps@frogweasel: when i try to use
Code:
speaker-test -t wav -D plug:front -c2 -l2
I get no voice (according to the article mentioned, i.e. http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=o...7gjd,k1p8,l5vf, I should hear a voice), just this output (with a floating point exception?!):
Code:
plug:front
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
WAV file(s)
Samplingrate auf 48000Hz gesetzt (gefordert waren 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 17 to 17832
Period size range from 17 to 17833
Using max buffer size 17832
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 0
was set buffer_size = 17832
 0 - Vorne Links
Floating point exception

Last edited by netjack; 06-08-2008 at 03:29 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2008, 07:57 AM   #24
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speaker-test

Netjack,

I tried the speaker-test example you tried and it doesn't work for me either. Maybe my Ensoniq 1371 sound card is not fully supported. Anyway, it works with the following options:

Code:
 speaker-test -t wav -c 2
and I hear the nice lady talking to me.

Ever since my original post three months ago, Flashplayer has been working well without me jumping through any hoops. I sure wish I had documented every step I took, but I had nearly given up on getting it to work.
 
  


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