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Re: flash problems with Fedora 11 23-bit

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.


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.


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 aldon com

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