flash problems with Fedora 11 23-bit

Hugh Caley hughc at aldon.com
Tue Jul 28 23:38:16 UTC 2009

I have now also removed pulseaudio (just that RPM, plus a few others 
that yum wanted to remove because of dependencies) and, tentatively, it 
seems to have fixed the rest of my problems, such as ridiculous and 
continuous CPU abuse and the problem with videos not playing unless the 
mouse pointer was in motion above them.

Also, with Pulse removed, sound is going through the SiS hardware again 
but it seems to work without problems now.

It seems like alsa is taking care of audio mixing for me, and the 
various alsa mixers seem to work, although they aren't nicely integrated 
into the gnome desktop.

The only problem left is that trying to fullscreen the videos crashes 
firefox.  Compiz zoom seems to work fine though.


On 07/28/2009 12:30 PM, Hugh Caley wrote:
> So, solved about half my problems with Flash by adding an old CMedia 
> audio card
>> Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
>  and not using the built-in SiS audio controller:
>> Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 
>> Sound Controller (rev a0)
> Completely fixes my stuttering audio problem and now I can play videos 
> using the flash plugin, at least for a while.
> Now, usually, an embedded youtube video will play just after I restart 
> the browser.  The main problem is that, after a while, firefox will 
> peg my cpu even if no video is playing, and sometimes the videos will 
> play only (and poorly) while I'm wiggling the mouse on top of them.
> I am using the proprietary driver for my nvidia 6200 card.
> Any ideas of other things to try?  I currently have "Desktop Effects" 
> (Compiz) turned on, but turning it off makes little difference.  I'm 
> using Firefox 3.5, but 3.0 seems about the same in terms of Flash 
> problems.
> Hugh

Hugh Caley, Linux Administrator
Aldon Computer Group
6001 Shellmound St. Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 285-8542 | hughc at aldon.com

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