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  1. #1
    tom NNTP User

    Default flash sound

    Firefox closing after a few seconds on pages with Flash was nearly
    intolerable. I keep watching for an update that could be released to fix
    this, but instead, the most recent update killed the sound of pages with
    flash without addressing the previously existing problem.
    How do I find out what's causing these problems? Are there log files where
    the crash information is stored that might provide some clue? This and
    other problems that updates create are very frustrating to the point that I
    only boot into Linux any more to use my scanner. Opensuse used to be great!
    It was all I used at home or at work. (I've given up on using it at work
    where I need some level of productivity that searching for fixes to updates
    doesn't allow.) Can they stop allowing patches and "upgrades" to be
    realeased that cause more problems than they address? Is it possible to fix
    even my browser?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: flash sound

    tom adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 09 Aug 2009 19:52 to write:

    > Firefox closing after a few seconds on pages with Flash was nearly
    > intolerable. I keep watching for an update that could be released to fix
    > this, but instead, the most recent update killed the sound of pages with
    > flash without addressing the previously existing problem.
    > How do I find out what's causing these problems? Are there log files where
    > the crash information is stored that might provide some clue? This and
    > other problems that updates create are very frustrating to the point that
    > I only boot into Linux any more to use my scanner. Opensuse used to be
    > great! It was all I used at home or at work. (I've given up on using it at
    > work where I need some level of productivity that searching for fixes to
    > updates doesn't allow.) Can they stop allowing patches and "upgrades" to
    > be realeased that cause more problems than they address? Is it possible to
    > fix even my browser?
    > Thanks


    32bit or 64bit?

    What browser?

    What flash, Adobe or open alternative?
    ( gnash etc...)


    What SuSE?

    What updates?

    Anything that might help us help you.


    --
    Mark
    Caveat emptor
    Nullus in verba
    Nil illegitimi carborundum

  3. #3
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    some folks find that ALL their sound problems end when they uninstall
    pulseaudio..

    check around (use the advanced search)..

    --
    goldie
    Note: Accuracy, completeness, legality, or usefulness of this posting
    may be illusive.

  4. #4
    tom NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    My apologies for forgetting that information after trying to decide to put
    it here or in soapbox. ;-)
    I'm using Opensuse 11.1 - 64bit, KDE3. The flash problem persists on KDE4.2
    and 4.3. I haven't tried it on Gnome, which isn't installed. I'm using the
    Firefox(3.0.12, 64bit) browser with no plugins or extensions other than the
    Flash and mplayer plugins. Konqueror emits short buzzing noises
    occasionally with the flash, so I don't use it. It's not youtube (I don't
    visit youtube) but radio sources like Pandora.
    I would really like to fix these and other problems, but I'm not much of a
    programmer and find it hard to tell if a new desktop environment or patch
    is going to help or hurt before installing it. I've let Yast install all
    the updates for Firefox and Flash that it's listed, but it gets
    progressively worse.



    baskitcaise wrote:

    > tom adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 09 Aug 2009 19:52 to write:
    >
    >> Firefox closing after a few seconds on pages with Flash was nearly
    >> intolerable. I keep watching for an update that could be released to fix
    >> this, but instead, the most recent update killed the sound of pages with
    >> flash without addressing the previously existing problem.
    >> How do I find out what's causing these problems? Are there log files
    >> where the crash information is stored that might provide some clue? This
    >> and other problems that updates create are very frustrating to the point
    >> that I only boot into Linux any more to use my scanner. Opensuse used to
    >> be great! It was all I used at home or at work. (I've given up on using
    >> it at work where I need some level of productivity that searching for
    >> fixes to updates doesn't allow.) Can they stop allowing patches and
    >> "upgrades" to be realeased that cause more problems than they address? Is
    >> it possible to fix even my browser?
    >> Thanks

    >
    > 32bit or 64bit?
    >
    > What browser?
    >
    > What flash, Adobe or open alternative?
    > ( gnash etc...)
    >
    >
    > What SuSE?
    >
    > What updates?
    >
    > Anything that might help us help you.
    >
    >



  5. #5
    tom NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    I'd seen the posts about Pulseaudio, but thought that it was related to
    other sound problems like the mute at boot problem. I do have other sounds,
    even sounds from mplayer plugins in firefox. I'll try it though.

    goldie wrote:

    > some folks find that ALL their sound problems end when they uninstall
    > pulseaudio..
    >
    > check around (use the advanced search)..
    >



  6. #6
    tom NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    Removing pulseaudio worked for the flash sound. Thanks!
    Is it opensuse that decides to use things like pulse or is it just a part of
    KDE?

    goldie wrote:

    > some folks find that ALL their sound problems end when they uninstall
    > pulseaudio..
    >
    > check around (use the advanced search)..
    >



  7. #7
    tom NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    I'd still like to see if there are logs that would help me at least learn
    about what's going on. Are there logs for when a program like Firefox
    crashes or doesn't work as expected? I've found that some applications have
    their own log that I can view with something like Nano, but not all of
    them. Is there a general log of what's going on?

    goldie wrote:

    > some folks find that ALL their sound problems end when they uninstall
    > pulseaudio..
    >
    > check around (use the advanced search)..
    >




  8. #8
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: flash sound

    > Is there a general log of what's going on?

    i guess you new here, huh?

    have a stroll through the things in /var/log where you will find some
    specific logs..

    you must stroll as root--do NOT log into the Linux GUI (kde, gnome,
    etc) as root EVER!...instead, log in as yourself and _become_ root as
    needed [see: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root]....like here
    you can stroll with a text editor as root by:

    hold down Alt and press F2
    in the popup blank type

    kdesu kedit

    press enter and give the root pass when challenged

    NOTE: the above should work if you run KDE, the following if Gnome
    gnomesu gedit

    in either case, be careful...do NOT change any log and *save* it..

    i think i remember reading that stuff without a dedicated log will
    auto-flow to /var/messages

    have fun!

    --
    goldie

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