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Re: flash and mozilla (and firefox and epiphany)

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 14:14:03 -0700, Paul Yeatman <pyeatman@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> I just noticed something I didn't notice before.  Since I have learned
> I need to kill esd before going to a flash-enabled web site to see the
> flash correctly (and not have my browser die), I assumed the flash was
> spawning its own esd process.  Actually, I just noticed that, while
> flash is playing correctly--without freezing and with sound--no esd
> process is running.  So flash must be accessing /dev/dsp directly which
> thus must be the problem when an esd process is already running.

Sounds logical.

> Thus, the solution would seem to be (as Wim pointed out) the sound
> driver wrapper used by Mozilla.  Unless I'm using it wrongly (again,
> I'm using Sarge), it doesn't appear to solve the problem.  I'm assuming
> if I'm using esd that I want the value of "esddsp" for MOZILLA_DSP.
> Yet neither this nor the value "auto" seems to allow flash to play from
> a web browser while esd is running.  In both cases, the flash
> animation and the browser itself hangs.  Part of the strangeness
> is that this wasn't a problem in Woody.  This has only been the
> case since I've upgraded to Sarge (which possibly is due to a
> later version of Mozilla?).

It seems strange that it doesn't just work out of the box. Are you
using the latest version of the flashplugin btw (installed with the
deb package I presume?). You may want to file a bug report on this. I
think it should just work...


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