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Has anyone gotten the audio to work for a flash-player plugin for iceweasel (Debian's version of firefox)? Audio works everywhere else, even system sounds. But if I go to the friendly youtube, I can't hear my copyrighted clips! I can see them, but they're mute!
I've tried using the flash plugin I found in dselect, but that wouldn't even show the video. The only one that comes close is the one directly from adobe (install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz).
Anyone have any experience with this? I know its a long shot, but it sure would be nice to give this guy the full multi-media experience, so to speak.
replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0 did the job for me
Try replacing libesd0 with libesd-alsa0.
From ALSA Wiki FAQ
If you get something similar
ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:864snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
snd_pcm_open: Device or resource busy (default)
and you believe that you have dmix plugin active (or you have a recent ALSA driver which activates is automatically) then it is possible that some program uses your /dev/dsp exclusively. The ALSA kernel level OSS emulation does not provide mixing in software.
Another reason might be an ALSA program using a hw device directly. One can override the default device to use dmix (which recent ALSA distributions do), but every program can still again override this default setup and use devices exclusively (one prominent example is jackd which does it on purpose). There's many more programs though that do this, due to programming errors and laziness of the authors coupled with moderately bad ALSA documentation).
For example under Debian/GNU Linux it is possible that you have installed ESD for /dev/dsp instead of ALSA, replace libesd0 with libesd-alsa0.
After rebooting, the problm went away.
Actually, I suspect that another app had exclusive access to the sound card. Not a browser or flash issue. Seems my Asus EEE PC can only let one app access the sound card at a time.