flash problems with Fedora 11 23-bit

Hugh Caley hughc at aldon.com
Wed Jul 29 01:42:15 UTC 2009

On 07/28/2009 04:38 PM, Hugh Caley wrote:
> 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.
> Hugh
> 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
Agh, spoke too soon, having problems with cpu abuse and the mouse 
pointer again.  Still, better than it was; it really helps to have the 
audio issues minimized by either getting audio hardware that is more 
compatible with pulse or just getting rid of pulse.

And I mean 32-bit, of course ;)


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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