Re: Flash plug-in hangs Mozilla (sid)
On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 14:30:22 +0200, Ismael Valladolid Torres wrote:
> I just downloaded and installed Macromedia Flash plug-in for Mozilla
> (1.4-4). When browsing to a web location with flash content, the browser
I guess you have some app playing sound in the background. Maybe it's a
music player such as XMMS, or a sound daemon (watch out for ESD, ARTS,
If your soundcard can only handle one app at a time (most cheap onboard
sound chips), then Mozilla will hang until you let the stupid Flash plugin
access your soundcard.
a) Get a real soundcard. I like my SB Live very much, and would never
again rely on onboard solutions. It has _much_ better sound quality, and
is well-supported by ALSA.
b) Use your sound daemon. Probably, you're already running one. Put it to
use, and run Mozilla via a wrapper such als esddsp or artsdsp. IIRC the
Debian packages for Mozilla even can do that automatically for you. Try to
dpkg-reconfigure your Mozilla :-)
> modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-1 modprobe: Can't locate module
The stupid thing tries to grab the second sound device, but you don't have
one. (Insert the usual anti-Flash rant here.)
> I wonder if somebody is using this plug-in in his sid box successfuly.
> Any feedback will be very useful for me, so thanks in advance.
My success varies a lot. The only websites which yield browser crashes are
those with Flash advertising. It's not reproducible, but it happens. May
well be Galeon's fault, too, although I don't think so.
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