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Old 10-26-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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video and audio don't play in firefox on xubuntu 10.04

A week ago I used Update Manager to update Xubuntu from 8 to 10.04. Update manager completed properly. However audio stopped working in firefox but video worked ok. Using other audio players like banshee worked fine.

Worse, Firefox ran slow as molasses.

I tried re-installing (using Synaptic Package Manager) the Adobe Flash Plug-in in Firefox. No change. I tried re-installing Firefox. No change.

Yesterday I used update manager and got about 40 updates, including updates to firefox and linux. After these updates, Firefox sped up nicely but now the video and audio are both blocked.

Does anyone have a solution?


Update: subsequently I abandoned Xubuntu and installed Ubuntu 10.10. Adobe Flash is properly installed and audio works fine in the audio player and video player but not in Firefox. Tried installing Chromium and Midori and each browser has same problem - no audio. My sound icon is properly set to output connector -> analogue output. The version of firefox is 3.8, and that version works fine in Windows.

There is some setup problem between Linux and any browser. Does anyone have this issue?

My laptop is 2003 Dell Inspiron 600m and my sound card is intel8x0.


Last edited by blclark; 12-24-2010 at 10:17 AM. Reason: update
Old 10-26-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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By audio/video do you mean flash?

From console as root or sudo:
update-flashplugin-nonfree --install --verbose

if you have this installed. I do this eachtime flash fails.

Firefox will want to restart.
Old 11-30-2010, 07:34 AM   #3
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You have to install it first.


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