Friday, October 2, 2009

Problem in sharing sound between firefox-flash and exaile,audacious,audacity

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/241449

System:

[Hardware]

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7930 <== ATI again iggy wrote on 2008-06-27: (permalink) Yea, it's a problem, with pulseaudio. I have the same problem. When I kill pulse audio and restart both, firefox and exaile, it works. I think it's a bug in pulseaudio. SOLUTION =>

Fix for Firefox Sound problems on Ubuntu
December 19th, 2005 Posted in General

http://antonolsen.com/2005/12/19/fix-for-firefox-sound-problems-on-ubuntu/

If you're using Ubuntu and gnome, then odds are that esd is starting and taking control of the soundcard.

If you have any apps talking to esd (like your mp3 player) then Firefox won't be able to talk like it usually does to /dev/dsp.

To solve this, we just need to tell Firefox to use esd and it can share the audio nicely with other apps.

If you're using BASH this should launch firefox with esd support.

#export FIREFOX_DSP=esd
#firefox

You can also put this near the top of /usr/bin/firefox like this:

#!/bin/sh
FIREFOX_DSP=esd
#
# ***** BEGIN LICENSE BLOCK *****
# Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
[...]

And another, and perhaps the best, way to do this is to add the export command to "/home//.bashrc".

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
# for examples

export FIREFOX_DSP=esd
[...]

See also http://kheyali.blogspot.com/2009/09/audio-problem-in-dell-laptop.html

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