Firefox steals alsa audio

Paulo Cavalcanti promac at
Sun Jul 5 13:12:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:13 AM, Danny Yee <danny at> wrote:

> I downloaded the 1.20 alsa-drivers, built them, and rebooted.  Sound
> worked for a while but then stopped working.  After much frustration I
> removed pulseaudio and rebooted.  After that, vlc etc. worked and then
> flash video in Firefox worked.  But after viewing flash video, sound
> in vlc stopped working. Quitting firefox makes vlc sound work again.
> Any suggestions on how I can get the firefox flash-plugin to share
> audio output nicely with other applications?
Using pulseaudio.

Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
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