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Edric 10-10-2003 01:38 PM

Browser(s) sound problem (related to Flash)
Hello, this is my first post here, nice place you have here.

I have a problem related to sound in my browsers (I use Mozilla, Opera, and Konqueror), the problem is probably related to Flash. I have downloaded and installed the Flash plugin correctly in my Linux Mandrake 9.1 system. The problem in question is that the sound is like one coming from a scratched CD that keeps on repeating the same part over and over. This happened after I disabled artsd using the killall command. I had to do this because arts caused problems to MPlayer which did not allow it to play sounds for my video files. And anyways I still experienced sound problems in my browsers before disabling artsd, but the difference was that sound went off altogether after a screeching sound, once I disabled arts sound came but it came as described above (like a scratched CD).

I would like to know if any of you know how to solve the problem. I am still a newbie to Linux, I installed it this week.

Thanks beforehand for any help offered.

bigVoice 10-10-2003 01:44 PM

Hey Edric,

Welcome to Linux... you won't be sorry :D

When I first installed the flash player the sound would work... but it was delayed by a few seconds... very strange... and of course this sucked for watching homestarrunner.

Then for un-related reasons, I un-installed Mozilla, then re-installed and re-added Flash Player. Now the sound is essentially fixed (it still feels a little sluggish after I've been running it for a while). So to answer your question(s), no, I haven't had the same problem you describe, but I have had sound troubles, and try uninstalling and reinstalling if possible.

Good luck!

Edric 10-10-2003 01:51 PM

How do I uninstall Mozilla or any other application? And the problem is on all browsers not just Mozilla.

bigVoice 10-10-2003 02:00 PM


Assuming it was installed from RPM, you can use Mandrake's package manager.

To remove it:
Configuration --> Packaging --> Remove software. Provide root password, search for "mozilla" and remove the relevant packages.

To re-install:
Configuration --> Packaging --> Install software. Provide root password, search for "mozilla" and install the relevant packages. You might even consider upgrading if a newer version is available for you.

This can also all be accomplished from the "Mandrake Control Center". Spend a few minutes poking around and you'll learn a lot. You'll find it under "Configuration".

My primary browser is Moz. I use Konqueror from time to time, but never bothered setting up flash player in it, so sorry.

All the best

Edric 10-10-2003 02:07 PM

If I fix Mozilla it is not a problem, I prefer to do that anyways. I'll try uninstalling it and reinstalling it, then I'll see what happens.

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