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Re: Another Firefox and sound problem

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 23:51, Marc Shapiro <mshapiro_42@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Kelly Clowers wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 20:59, Marc Shapiro <mshapiro_42@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> This is an intermittent problem with no discernible pattern, other than
>>> that
>>> it is a problem with sound and flash.  Most of the time flash works just
>>> fine.  Every now and then, however, the video will continue as it should,
>>> but the audio gets stuck in about a one second continuous loop.  So far,
>>> I
>>> have to close Firefox down and usually I find that there is a runaway
>>> Firefox process that needs to be shut down as well (just like in the
>>> thread
>>> about getting sound back). Does anyone know how to fix this?
>> I don't know about this problem specifically, but I stopped having
>> FF/Flash/sound problems when I installed PulseAudio. Of course,
>> many people are against PA, often along with most of the other
>> useful modern desktop technologies...
> I have now installed PulseAudio (on Lenny) using aptitude.  A total of 25
> packages were installed.  When I run paman, everything come up saying 'n/a'
> and the message says "Failure: Connection refused".  All the other pa*
> commands also either hang, do nothing, or say "Connection refused".  What am
> I doing wrong?  Or do I just need to reboot after installation?

Did you double check that it is running with ps?
And that the environmental variable is set?

Kelly Clowers

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