Bug: Flash - video, but no audio

Fresh network install of OpenSuSE 11.2 KDE (default)

Enabled all community repositories and installed following packages (with Install Software, excluding all ‘debug’ and ‘devel’, if not in the dependency tree, and avoiding all, that conflicted with any other packages):

* picasa
* opera
* Vuze
* MPlayer (and its *non-gnome specific* front-ends, e.g. SMPlayer and KMPlayer)
* mplayerplug-in
* xmms (and all packages that start with it, except all 'debug' and 'devel')
* dvdrip
* vlc
* vlc-mozillaplugin
* acroread
* gnucash
* scribus
* scribus-templates
* audacity
* rhythmbox
* gtkpod
* xine-ui
* libxine1-codecs
* w32codec-all
* libdvdcss
* kompozer
* kdewebdev4
* free-ttf-fonts
* gstreamer-0_10 (all packages that start with it, except all 'debug' and 'devel', and those with conflicts)
* java-1_6_0-sun-plugin
* GeoIP (for aMule)
* libGeoIP1 (again, for aMule)
* lsb (for Helix Player, thet I haven't installed yet)
* libqt4-devel (an exception, for Skype)
* virtualbox-ose (with an appropriate kernel module)
* aMule

Install was smooth, and I rebooted

Next I launched the KDE codecs installation meta package from oSC (http://opensuse-community.org/codecs-kde.ymp), and agreed to resolving some conflicts, as follows:

YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2010-02-07 18:31:45

libxine1-codecs-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586 requires libxine1 = 1.1.17, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: libxine1-1.1.17-1.pm.25.3.i586[ftp.skynet.be-suse]
libxine1-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586[ftp.skynet.be-suse]
[X] Following actions will be done:
do not install libxine1-1.1.16.1-7.6.i586
install libxine1-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586 (with vendor change)
openSUSE → PackMan :: Startseite
install libxine1-pulse-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586 (with vendor change)
openSUSE → PackMan :: Startseite
install libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586 (with vendor change)
openSUSE → PackMan :: Startseite
] break libxine1-codecs by ignoring some of its dependencies

 ] do not install libxine1-codecs-1.1.17-1.pm.31.1.i586

k3b-codecs-1.69.0-40.pm.44.11.i586 requires k3b = 1.69.0, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: k3b-1.69.0-2.1.i586[download.opensuse.org-Backports]
k3b-1.69.0-40.pm.44.11.i586[ftp.skynet.be-suse]
] break k3b-codecs by ignoring some of its dependencies

 ] do not install k3b-codecs-1.69.0-40.pm.44.11.i586

[X] install k3b-1.69.0-40.pm.44.11.i586 (with vendor change)

openSUSE → PackMan :: Startseite

YaST2 conflicts list END

After this, installed the Nvidia drivers, proposed by YaST Software Management, and rebooted again.

Wonderful drivers, BTW :wink:

Now it was time to get my favorites: SeaMonkey and Songbird.

Here are the conflicts lists for each of 'em, with my answers:

YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2010-02-08 21:22:47

seamonkey-2.0.2-1.1.i586 requires mozilla-nspr >= 4.8.3, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: mozilla-nspr-4.8.3-1.1.i586[download.opensuse.org-mozilla]
[X] install mozilla-nspr-4.8.3-1.1.i586 (with vendor change)
openSUSE → obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla

 ] do not install seamonkey-2.0.2-1.1.i586

 ] break seamonkey by ignoring some of its dependencies

YaST2 conflicts list END

YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2010-02-08 21:22:47

seamonkey-2.0.2-1.1.i586 requires mozilla-nspr >= 4.8.3, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: mozilla-nspr-4.8.3-1.1.i586[download.opensuse.org-mozilla]
[X] install mozilla-nspr-4.8.3-1.1.i586 (with vendor change)
openSUSE → obs://build.opensuse.org/mozilla

 ] do not install seamonkey-2.0.2-1.1.i586

 ] break seamonkey by ignoring some of its dependencies

YaST2 conflicts list END

Now I’m in Firefox, on YouTube, there is video, but no audio. I pumped the volume to max, rebooted, even deleted the ‘.adobe’ and ‘.macromedia’ folders in my home directory- to refresh the plug-in, so to say - no change. System has sound, but flash doesn’t, on all websites, in all browsers (FX, Seamonkey, Konqueror, Opera).

Did I break some audio framework that flash relies on, by installing packages listed previously? Sounds odd.

What do you think am I to do next?

Thanks in advance.

When you say you “pumped the volume to max”, did you move up all your volume settings? ie master, speaker (if any) and also PCM ? A number of users have reported PCM dynamically moves to inaudible levels just when the youtube/flash video starts to play and the settings MUST be moved back up.

What worries me here is that you said: " enabled all community repos"

Try doing this:
http://tinyurl.com/yejwull

But I would like to see your repo list

zypper lr -d

I had this problem in my work pc. The solution, i installed adobe package using yast, then i saw the place of plugin in yast and i created a new link in firefox plugin folder and this worked for me.

cd /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so .

The sound play, either with amarok playing

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Regards