Re: Sounds problems, crashing Firefox
Cliff Flood <cliph <at> cli.ph> writes:
> I'm having a quite annoying and productivity impacting issue with sound
> on my workstation. (my $HOME/.esd.conf and $HOME/.asoundrc are attached)
> When ever I encounter a website that has flash that includes sound
> (annoying I know) my browser Firefox crashes. My sound card (I have a
> Dell Optiplex GX240) doesn't support hardware mixing so there's what I
> think is a mostly working attempt to achieve software mixing in my .asoundrc
macromedia flash support esd as is. I use version 7.0 r25 (about:plugins in the
I tried your setup (enabling dmix, starting esd via "aoss esd &")
and firefox does not crash ( mozilla-firefox 1.0+dfsg.1-2)
You can also try the "free" swf player. They are getting stable (last time i
checked i was not using 100%cpu all the time) and support pretty advanced flash
(but not the get the facts ads lol).
just in case:
Also i don t get why you use esd and dmix , they achieve the same thing.
I used esd only , all applications can work with it if you export:
SDL_AUDIODRIVER=esd (sdl apps)
by creating an ~/.openalrc file with "(define devices '(esd native))" in it.
some java apps still requires esddsp (using kaffe maybe that s the culprit) and
still q3 and the like does not support esd though you can manage esd in their