No sound with flash plugin

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 14:48:11 UTC 2008


On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 13:04 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 21:25 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 15:42 -0800, Mike Iglesias wrote:
> > > Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 20:52 +0000, Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro
> > > > wrote:
> > > >> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > >>> I use F8, KDE 3.5.8, Firefox 2.0.0.12. I have pulseaudio and the KDE
> > > >>> pulseaudio RPMs installed. Amarok, Totem, Mplayer, Vlc and Skype all
> > > >>> work fine.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I'm using flash-plugin-9.0.115.0 from Adobe, installed via Yum, but I
> > > >>> get no sound from Flash videos such as youtube.com.
> > > >>>
> > > >> Did you "pkill artsd"?
> > > > 
> > > > OK, I did that. Now Flash works and Amarok doesn't (mplayer does).
> > > 
> > > Try installing the libflashsupport rpm - "yum install libflashsupport".  That 
> > > should make sound work with flash, and you won't may not have to kill artsd.
> > 
> > OK, tried that and rebooted just in case. No difference. Currently I
> > have:
> > 
> > 3216 /usr/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -a alsa -d -r 48000 -s 10 -m \
> > artsmessage -c drkonqi -l 3 -f
> > 
> > No pulseaudio demon (see below)
> > 
> > Mplayer working
> > 
> > Flash working
> > 
> > Amarok telling me "xine was unable to initialize any audio drivers".
> > 
> > This when I log into KDE:
> > 
> > "Sound server informational message:
> > Error while initializing the sound driver:
> > device: default can't be opened for playback (Connection refused)
> > The sound server will continue, using the null output device."
> > 
> > When I try "pulseaudio -d" I get:
> > 
> > W: polkit.c: Failed to show grant dialog: Unable to lookup exe for
> > caller
> > W: polkit.c: PolicyKit responded with 'auth_admin_keep_always'
> > E: main.c: read() failed: Resource temporarily unavailable
> > E: main.c: daemon startup failed.
> 
> Have you tried going into Control Center/Sound&Multimedia/sound system/
> click on the "hardware-tab" and setting the soundcard from auto to alsa?
> I've done this with all of my audio / video apps where I can, as I think
> I have more of a clue than "auto" does. ;) Might be worth a shot. Ric

It's already set to ALSA. I tried setting it to Auto and back to ALSA,
and got the "Sound server informational message" both times.

I'm wondering if it's PolicyKit-related, since the message complains
about a refused connection.

Thanks all the same.

poc




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