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    Question no sound in firefox


    I get now sound in firefox...i have netscape-flash plugin but no sound. Video works fine

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    you've probably got support for OSS enabled in the kernel and ALSA disabled. you need to recompile the kernel and switch them around, follow this guide:http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml and you should be fine. OSS was the source of all my sound problems too.
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    no i have it the other way around oss disabled and alsa enabled

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    ::bump!!!::

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    Try installing alsa-oss and then running firefox like so:
    Code:
    aoss firefox
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    also make sure nothing else is trying to use /dev/dsp when you are in firefox. You can test this by:

    Code:
    cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
    
    [will make really annoying noise press ctlr +c to end the pain]
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Try installing alsa-oss and then running firefox like so:
    Code:
    aoss firefox
    Bryan
    doesnt work

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerf
    also make sure nothing else is trying to use /dev/dsp when you are in firefox. You can test this by:

    Code:
    cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
    
    [will make really annoying noise press ctlr +c to end the pain]
    heres what i got
    localhost steven # cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
    cat: write error: No space left on device

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    what about same command but to /dev/sound/dsp

    so:

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    cat /dev/urandom > /dev/sound/dsp
    it this works you could try a symbolic link to from /dev/sound/dsp to /dev/dsp
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    How does my solution not work (just curious)? Do you get an error or does firefox still not produce any sound?

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